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Sunday, March 29, 2015         

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 House panel urges audit of health systems group
The House Health Committee is calling for a management and financial audit of the corporation that operates the state's network of private hospitals, citing concerns that the network that includes the Hilo and Maui Memorial medical centers is in a "financially perilous" situation.  Story »
 Man acquitted of rape at UH-Manoa
A Circuit Court jury Friday acquitted former University of Hawaii at Manoa student Tyler Strong of charges that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in his dorm room last fall.  Story »
They could be students in a missionary school, seven women and a girl dressed in identical prim, wasp-waisted holoku gathered onstage at the opening of "Ka'iulani," Kumu Kahua Theatre's revival of the play it premiered in 1987.  Story »

The state-owned hospitals in Maui County — led by Maui Memorial Medical Center — are moving forward on a plan to cut $28 million in services and jobs starting July 1.  Story »

Jane Yuen Chang, the last member of a Chinese family that once owned several businesses on Molo­kai and Oahu and extended credit to plantation residents in time of need, died March 20 in Mau­na­loa, Molo­kai. She was 91.  Story »

Police reopened all lanes of Kame­ha­meha Highway in the Kaha­luu area Friday evening following a fatal accident that slowed and redirected traffic flow for about eight hours.  Story »

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be in Hawaii next week to help dedicate the newly designated Hono­uli­uli National Monument in Kunia.  Story »

In its heyday, Waikiki's iconic Royal Hawaiian hotel was exclusive enough for influential families like the Rockefellers, Fords and DuPonts.  Story »

The Honolulu City Council has scheduled a special session for April Fools' Day to consider measures that would signal its support for extending the rail tax, if that's what's needed to complete the island's 20-mile public transit project.  Story »

The former program director accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that runs a Kalaeloa transitional shelter for homeless people pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony theft in state court Friday.  Story »

A fire along Waa­hila Ridge that was earlier contained by Hono­lulu firefighters has flared again Friday evening due to shifting wind conditions.  Story »

For Saturday, March 28, 2015
Nozoe to assume federal education post • Wrongful firing suit costs state $325,000 • Man on moped sent to hospital after collision
For Saturday, March 28, 2015
Burglars hit Nimitz cycle shop again • Attempted-murder charge fails to stick
For Saturday, March 28, 2015
Estrella Acoba • Editha Partoriza Adawag Matea Barroga Balboa Terry Ann Gouveia Bronson Frances E. Gongob June E. Grantham Hui Chun Li Eloise Kaoru Murakami Arthur Yoshio Nishida Miriam Meleana Peterson Moso Togiola Van Masato Uemura and more
For Friday, March 27, 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.
Crews past and present Sunday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inaugural launch of the voyaging canoe Hoku­le‘a, which represents a dream realized for crew members such as Jenna Ishii, who fell in love with the double-hulled canoe as   Story »

For Sunday, March 22, 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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
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Columns

KEEP HAWAII HAWAII
Let's say you went to Lincoln Elementary School — next to Thomas Square — in the early 1950s. By the time you reached the sixth grade, you had had Lincoln's Gettysburg Address drilled into you so often that you can recite it probably even today.  Story »


INCIDENTAL LIVES
Sarah Spalding felt certain that she had blown it, that she had literally choked away her chance at winning the Hawaii qualifier for the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.  Story »


FACTS OF THE MATTER
Clouds have a dual personality. On one hand they form beautiful piles of fluffy white cumulus, flat sheets of stratus and feathers of icy cirrus, all of which entertain with spectacular yellow, orange and red sunrises and sunsets. Story »


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...
Q: Whatever happened to the lawsuit filed against Maui Island Air Inc. and the estate of Richard Rooney by the sister of a Maui County Planning Department employee killed in a plane crash on Lanai in 2014? Story »


KOKUA LINE
Carpenter bees bore a hole in a roof beam, and as soon as that hole is "cemented" closed by us or an exterminator service, the bees bore another hole. At this moment the bees are winning this war! Can anyone help us? • Isn't the Honolulu Zoo in an area in danger of tsunami and storms? • Mahalo to an unknown gentleman Story »


FL(ASH)BACK
We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February's news that amused and confused. Story »


VOLCANIC ASH
For David Ige to recover from his doomed appointment of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, he needs only to recommit to memory his central campaign promise: "Do the right thing the right way." Story »


SKYWATCH
Throughout March, look for Venus shining brilliantly in the western sky in the early evening hours. Meanwhile Jupiter, the second-brightest sky dot after Venus, rises in the east and shines down from the sky until the early morning hours.  Story »


OCEAN WATCH
One of the biggest pains about the ocean is salt. It corrodes the wheels on my sliding doors, rusts my boat's so-called stainless steel and makes my hair stiff and skin itch. Story »

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