Tuesday, September 30, 2014         


 No attempt to halt or divert lava from Kilauea
Hawaii island Civil Defense officials long ago gave up on the idea of trying to halt a river of 2,100-degree molten lava heading along a path of destruction toward Pahoa.  Story »
If the weather cooperates, Hono­lulu will be in for a spectacular pass of the International Space Station on Friday evening.  Story »

The 46-year-old man extradited from Hawaii to face a charge of killing his Japa­nese-born wife entered a plea of not guilty in a San Diego courtroom Monday, the CBS station in San Diego reported.  Story »

A federal judge has ruled that some 1,800 special-education students who did not earn a high school diploma before they aged out of Hawaii's public school system at 20 years old are entitled to free educational services to make up for the two years they were denied schooling as allowed under U.S. law. Story »

State Rep. Romy Cachola says former colleagues on the Hono­lulu City Council accepted the same meals that Ethics Commission staff accuse him of taking illegally.  Story »

The state Department of Health has fined the owners of Iyo Udon restaurant at Ala Moana Center $11,000 for intentionally removing a yellow "conditional pass" placard and for food safety violations during a health inspection.  Story »

The front of a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano has not advanced since late last week, but a "small breakout flow" upslope from the leading edge has moved about 100 yards north, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said Monday.  Story »

A University of Hawaii at Manoa chemistry professor who secured a million-dollar grant for a world-class astrochemistry laboratory six years ago is suing the university, claiming UH breached its part of the agreement by failing to fund a $75,000 tenured position for the lab.  Story »

Filmmakers and artists at Kauai Community College are getting a boost from new equipment that they can use to make documentaries about life on the island.  Story »

For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
City to start training to fight invasive pests • Kauai officials seek input on future growth • Maui workshop to educate on diabetes care
For Tuesday, September 30, 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, September 28, 2014
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.
For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Man allegedly chokes wife • Woman nabbed in drug crimes
For Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ricky Teru Kaipo Akiyama • Keith Kenichi Ballesteros • Sophie Debra Julie Vaitu'u Coleman • Wilbert Anthony Cummings Sr. • Gerald E. De Lima • Mildred Kam Chew Dung • James Hunt Fleming • Lillian E. Ford • Edith Shigeko Ichiriu and more
While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

 Island Images

Derrick Santiago never had a problem getting people to follow him. It was knowing where to lead them that took some work. "It was a very, very long process," said Santiago, the 2014 Adult Friends for Youth Young Person of the Year. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

When Craig and I moved to Hawaii in 1983, we saw so many fantail filefish, we thought the species, found only in Hawaii, might be the state fish. The 7-inch-long fantails were easy to see and not just because of their striking colors.  Story »

Question: Understandably, they are cracking down on drivers for pedestrian safety. The law, as my friends and I understand it, is that we have to stop when a pedestrian enters a crosswalk on our side of the street. Story »

The proxy election is scarier than the real one as we "flASHback" on September's news that amused and confused: Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's road crews recently came to Enchanted Lake to repave the miles of roads and side streets in our sprawling Kailua subdivision. Story »

Equinox derives from Latin for "equal night," actually referring to equal length of day and night. It is not true that day and night are exactly the same length everywhere around the globe, but they are nearly.  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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