Sunday, March 29, 2015         


 Big cuts in war on drugs
The Hawaii National Guard was a pioneer in the war on drugs, flying Huey helicopters in support of a big law enforcement roundup of marijuana plants in a 1977 Hawaii island operation called Green Harvest.  Story »
 Filipino World War II veteran waits 20 years to reunite with family
Deep wrinkles crease Artemio Caleda's face as he brushes his hand against a scar on the left side of his chin.  Story »
Nikolao Michael cannot accept that his father was killed by a runaway tank carrying pavement sealer Friday in Kahaluu.  Story »

In the 1970s, Pete Thompson was a major voice in movements to stop the eviction of Waiahole-Waikane residents and to keep the H-3 freeway from going through Moanalua Valley.  Story »

Three dirt bikes taken in a brazen burglary at a motorcycle dealership near Honolulu Airport on Friday were all recovered without damage, the dealership said.  Story »

The two people killed after a hang glider crashed to the ground near Las Vegas have been identified. The Clark County coroner's office said 11-year-old Arys Moorhead of Farmington, N.M., and 55-year-old John Harrison of Waimea, Hawaii, died in the Friday crash. Story »

The Transportation Security Administration has reached a new milestone with more than 1 million travelers, including 7,276 in Hawaii, enrolled in its expedited screening program since it began in 2011.  Story »

A Honolulu City Council member says it's time for the board overseeing the largest public works project in Hawaii's history to air its meetings on television.  Story »

Diamond Head Theatre's highly anticipated production of "South Pacific" promises to be the theatrical event of the season. Seats are as coveted as they were for the 1949 Broadway premiere.  Story »

For Sunday, March 29, 2015
Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations.
For Sunday, March 29, 2015
Teenage cliff jumpers rescued from sea • Gunshot puts man in serious condition • Helicopter plucks hiker from Olomana Trail
For Sunday, March 29, 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
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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   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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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 »

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 »

Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month'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 »

The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. 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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