West Hawaii Explorations Academy students Brittany Echavez, left, Tommy Furneisen and Naia North proudly display the prosthetic hand they created recently using a
3-D printer. The hand, intended for a Makakilo girl, was designed by
e-NABLE and took some 20 hours to print and another
two hours to assemble.
By Megan Moseley / Special to the Star-Advertiser and Susan Essoyan
The teens from West Hawaii Explorations Academy had a mission that reached beyond competing in the FIRST robotics tournament in Honolulu that ended Saturday.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
At the town hall meeting Monday, Aiea resident Mike Uechi expressed skepticism that a 2008 referendum vote reflected popular support for the rail project. “You say that we voted on this project … (but) the people didn’t have a chance to vote on the alternative,” he said when his turn at the microphone came.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, along with state lawmakers who soon will decide whether to approve a rail tax extension, faced a chorus of angst and frustration from residents Monday over the direction of Oahu's transit project.
The state Public Charter School Commission decided Monday to temporarily reinstate funding for the troubled Halau Lokahi Charter School, allowing 60 remaining students to finish the school year at the Hawaiian culture-focused campus.
A state judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Schofield Barracks soldier accused of attempting to kill a Waikiki prostitute after the jury heard improper testimony from a state expert.
The former owner of a shuttered Waimanalo puppy mill pleaded not guilty Monday in state court to failing to get a general excise tax license and failing to pay general excise taxes from 2007 to 2012.
A Honolulu Veterans Affairs supervisor improperly ordered staff to electronically tamper with 143 claims for benefits, allowing veterans to receive money for dependents who were not eligible, according to the VA's inspector general.
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth visited Punchbowl cemetery Sunday as the Pentagon considers whether to exhume the bodies of nearly 400 crew members of the USS Oklahoma buried as "unknowns."
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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
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Question: Recently a policeman stopped my granddaughter's boyfriend, saying he couldn't ride his moped on Kalanianaole Highway in East Honolulu next to the sidewalk, inside the white line. I thought the white line indicated it was a bicycle lane. Story »
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 »
SMEI Honors Dennis Francis
Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) recently honored Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher Dennis Francis as its 2014 Salesperson of the Year in Sheraton Waikiki’s Hawaii Ballroom. Read More »