Sunday, July 27, 2014         


 Fewer educators leave isle schools
Widespread angst over sweeping education reforms led to speculation that the state might see an exodus of public school teachers this year due to burnout and poor morale, conditions made worse by pay levels that lag behind their mainland counterparts. Story »
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa was one of just 41 House Democrats in October 2011 to vote to delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tougher clean air standards on industrial boilers.  Story »

President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs has the support of Hawaii's U.S. senators, who plan to vote for his confirmation. Story »

Teddi Medina was a trailblazer and hard-charging Filipina spark plug who excelled in Hawaii radio and other media in an era when few women did. "She was a tour de force," John Noland said of his mother. Story »

Steve Ozark, Hawaii's "caterer to the stars" for more than 30 years, died July 24 in Nashville. He was 63. His former wife, Jan Brenner, said Ozark learned in May that he had pancreatic cancer.  Story »

The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks to prove its sea-based flexibility. Story »

Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, who grew up in Hawaii Kai and flies an F/A-18 Super Hornet, is the newest member of Navy's Blue Angels 2015 flight demonstration team. Story »

A civil lawsuit against the head of the Public Utilities Commission claims that she owns unauthorized vacation rentals on Kauai that have polluted the Hanalei River. Story »

Police have arrested a 26-year-old homeless man whom acquaintances say may be responsible for several armed robberies on Oahu. The man was arrested about half an hour after he allegedly robbed Elena's restaurant in Waipahu. Story »

The four candidates vying to represent growing Kailua-Kona listed jobs, education, the high cost of electricity and homelessness as some issues in the community.  Story »

For Sunday, July 27, 2014
Storm's remnants eventually will deliver passing showers • Shooter gets life in prison • Officials seek park vandals
For Sunday, July 27, 2014
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, July 27, 2014
Speed, alcohol cited in fatal Haleiwa crash • Pickup plunges 30 feet onto H-1 offramp • Inmate sought after escape from facility
For Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Alfred Jr. • David Kaiena Bishaw • Anatole Bogaev • Norman Frederick Boyajian • David Canady • Cristie Dulce Crail • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Sy Patrick Francisco • and more
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.  Story »

 Island Images

Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces. Story »

Question: When and where can the absentee ballots be dropped off? I know the ballot can be mailed in the prepaid postage envelope provided, but I do not like the idea of having my signature, name and address on the outside of the envelope for whoever to see. Why can't the signature part be on the inside yellow envelope? Story »

With the election less than two weeks away, candidates are getting in their final licks and so shall we in our "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused: Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »


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Discover Windward at Windward Mall
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