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 ACLU challenges primary election
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii on Thursday filed a legal challenge to the primary election on behalf of six voters in Puna on Hawaii island who said they were unable to vote because of the damage left by Tropical Storm Iselle. Story »
Despite calls from University of Hawaii at Manoa students and faculty for the reinstatement of Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple, the Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to approve an interim replacement. Story »

The stranding of flying gurnard fish in July on various Oahu beaches was prompted by a natural life-cycle event, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday. Story »

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a request Thursday for a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance for Hawaii island to pay for damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle. Story »

The company that fixed the federal Obamacare health insurance exchange is preparing to replace embattled contractor CGI Group Inc. as the main technology vendor for the faulty Hawaii Health Connector. Story »

A state jury found a 31-year-old man not guilty Thursday for the murder of his friend two years ago at Kawainui State Park Reserve in Kaneohe. Teddy Munet, wearing a long-sleeved blue dress shirt, did not speak in court, but was sent back to prison to continue his sentence for an unrelated crime after Circuit Judge Glenn Kim read the verdict. Story »

Three University of Hawaii scientists are among a group selected by NASA to be part of a robotic science mission to Mars planned for 2020. Story »

Two pedestrians died and a bicyclist was critically injured in three separate traffic accidents Wednesday and Thursday. Police arrested two men in connection with the accidents and are searching for a third driver who fled on a motorcycle from the scene at the 1600 block of South Beretania Street in the Punahou area at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Story »

Westbound lanes on the H-1 freeway airport viaduct will be closed this weekend as viaduct improvements continue with deck repairs, the state Department of Transportation warns. Story »

For Friday, August 22, 2014
Neighborhood watch block party planned • Cross stolen from church is found nearby • Plea deal frees mayor hopeful to pay victims
For Friday, August 22, 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 Friday, August 22, 2014
Boy charged in death of Waipahu man • Homeless suspect indicted in stabbing • City IDs motorcyclist killed in crash
For Friday, August 22, 2014
Napoleon De Vera Aguilar Jr. • Olivia Leialoha Needham Dagostino • Ruth Wong Fung • Charlene Kahelekaapuni Gautier • Sylvia Queeney Roselani Gomes • Shirley Ann Grover • Yoshie Hirayama • and more
Columns
Over the years, very wealthy Americans have often left behind pretentious residential structures. In many cases these castles and manors have been willed to the public for their enjoyment after their owners have gone to the afterlife. Story »

 Island Images


Ken Hiraki wanted to make sure his daughter Maya's 15th birthday last year would be memorable. Birthday luau? Those are for babies. Spa day? So done. Slumber party? Zzz. Story »

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

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days when my brain felt like an iPod shuffle stuck on fast forward. Deadlines, chores, errands, family and a hundred other things raced through my head until I finally gave up trying to work. Turning off the computer, I went for a walk in a nearby park.  Story »

Question: Several months ago the solar system on the roof of the Aina Haina Public Library was heavily damaged by a windstorm. When will the system be reinstalled and who is responsible for replacement costs -- the state or the contractor? Story »

In a national article on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's demise, local blogger Ian Lind commented that in a small state like Hawaii it's almost impossible to rebrand yourself once public opinion turns bad. Story »

University of Hawaii President David Lassner's decision to fire Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple barely a month after his own appointment has raised the frustration of UH critics to a fever pitch. 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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Climbing Toward Higher Fitness
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