Tuesday, April 28, 2015         

News

 Pearl Kai tenants fear rail work will kill shops
As Oahu rail construction pushes closer toward town, more local businesses along the route are feeling the strain — and more are starting to air concerns that they won't be able to survive all the work.  Story »
 Websites hacked in Mauna Kea's name
The campaign to prevent the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope from becoming a reality on Mauna Kea has gone absolutely viral.  Story »
Contract ratification meetings resumed Monday for two units of the Hawaii Government Employees Association that are considering a proposed new agreement with the state and counties, but at least some union members are still unhappy with the settlement.  Story »

In a new twist, the fate of a rail tax extension this year could now depend on whether county leaders agree to take ownership of roads whose responsibility has been disputed for years.  Story »

Haleiwa Elementary's top administrator is the state's 2015 National Distinguished Principal. Malaea Wetzel, whose North Shore school is in the Department of Education's Central District, was among seven nominees honored Sunday for their excellence and leadership.  Story »

Frank Pauline Jr., one of three men convicted of the 1991 Christmas Eve murder and rape of Dana Ireland on Hawaii island, died Monday in a New Mexico prison yard.  Story »

A 24-year-old Indiana woman will be extradited to Hono­lulu to stand trial in federal court for the alleged premeditated murder in November of an Army wife.  Story »

The Hawaii Innocence Project is calling for a review of a man convicted in a notorious 1991 rape, kidnapping and murder case. Attorneys with the project want prosecutors to review the case of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer, one of three men convicted in the death of Dana Ireland, 23, on Hawaii island, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.  Story »

For Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Fundraiser to aid Nepal set for Thursday • Puna woman with suspicious injuries dies • 4 are charged in alleged try to escape prison; and more
For Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Man sought in death of newspaper seller • Coast Guard halts search for fisherman • Body of Big Isle opihi picker found in water
For Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.
For Sunday, April 26, 2015
Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.
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Columns

KEEP HAWAII HAWAII
It may come as new information to some that tourism got its initial funding in the 1800s from a small plot of land in a small saloon at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. How is that possible?  Story »


INCIDENTAL LIVES
It's one thing to know your school motto, another to act on it, and most certainly another to act on it on a coral atoll some 2,285 miles from home. Story »


FACTS OF THE MATTER
I watch a lot of science documentaries on TV. Many (but not most) are well done, but only rarely is there one that does not commit a serious error, either by stating facts incorrectly or out of context, misrepresenting facts, making erroneous conclusions from facts, or misusing or misunderstanding physical laws. Story »


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...
Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »


KOKUA LINE
Question: Why is the city allowing those planter boxes to remain on the sidewalks flanking Thomas Square on Beretania and South King streets? Story »


FL(ASH)BACK
It's the last Sunday of April and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »


VOLCANIC ASH
The first time my granddaughter Sloane played guitar in public was at a recital a few months after she began taking lessons at 7, grouped with nine other students to strum Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs. Story »


SKYWATCH
Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year. This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.  Story »


OCEAN WATCH
Rock-boring sea urchins have riddled the reef in so many parts of my favorite snorkeling area, it's a wonder there are any rocks left at all. Story »

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