Thursday, March 26, 2015         


 More residents are packing up and leaving Oahu
More people left Oahu between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, than moved in, but births made up the difference and nudged the island's population closer to 1 million, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Story »
 House plan to audit rail advances
A House resolution that would call for a state audit of Oahu's cash-strapped rail project is gaining momentum. The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve House Concurrent Resolution 181. Story »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday proposed to expand the focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include all the marine species within its boundaries. Story »

More than a dozen special needs students will be raising funds over the next few months so they can dance in the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in July. Story »

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists on Wednesday downgraded the alert level for Kilauea volcano from warning to watch for the first time since warning levels were reached in September. Story »

Cecilia Blackfield, an ardent conservationist who did much to preserve the unspoiled natural beauty of Hawaii, died Friday at her home in Kahala. She was 100. Hawaii philanthropist Carolyn Berry Wilson remembered Blackfield as an avid card player and a personal role model. Story »

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday, charging a 25-year-old woman with causing the death of a pedestrian in 2013. The indictment charged Stacey Selzer with negligent homicide in last year's death of 90-year-old Takashi Kunihiro. Selzer's bail is $11,000. Story »

A tourist drowned Tuesday in Poipu, the fourth visitor to drown on Kauai this month. The victim was identified Wednesday as Jake Jelinek, 74, of Arvada, Colo. Story »

When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday. Story »

For Friday, March 27, 2015
Delivery advances Mauna Kea telescope • One-way traffic will be in place for hula festival
For Friday, March 27, 2015
Stabbing suspect is Washington resident • Surfer discovered near Kewalo Basin dies • Driver arrested in ramming incident • 18-year-old detained for alleged threats • Man charged in assault of Hilo resident
For Thursday, March 26, 2015
Matea Barroga Balboa • Irvin Eugene Dili • Elena Ringor Domingo • Robert M. Fujiwara • Catherine Harriet Harast • Joyce Mutsuko Ichimura • John Kakazu • Irwin Litronick • Victor Asuncion Maala • Rosa Lapena Manipon • Lamana Leasau Mua'e Sr. and more
For Tuesday, March 24, 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.
Island Images Photo Galleries
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 »

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 »

Please alert senior citizens applying for a replacement Social Security card or renewing their passport online to be sure to scroll down to official government websites and not on fraudulent sites listed first. • Reporting Fraud • Mahalo to two good Samaritans Story »

We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February's news that amused and confused. 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 »

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 »

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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