Tuesday, May 05, 2015         


 New High: Medical marijuana dispensaries bill
Some 15 years after medical marijuana use became legal in Hawaii, lawmakers are suddenly on the verge of permitting dispensaries to sell the drug to the 13,000 patients across the state.  Story »
 Arnold's attorney blames UH for delayed response
Ex-University of Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold was forced to seek an extension for replying to NCAA charges because UH "reneged" on an agreement to pay some of his legal bills, one of his attorneys says.  Story »
Noboru Kawamoto, 94, and his wife of 67 years, Elaine, 88, will continue to live in care homes miles apart in Windward Oahu after the state Legislature was unable to pass legislation to allow them to live in the same home.  Story »

Astronomers using the Keck I telescope on Mauna Kea have reached back a long time ago to find a gal­axy far, far away.  Story »

A Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama senior and a home-schooled Maui student are Hawaii's 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars.  Story »

Honolulu City Council members are lukewarm to the idea of re-establishing a city housing department.  Story »

The group that campaigned for a Maui ban on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms has appealed to a higher court in an attempt to free up the legal logjam that has prevented the law from going into effect.  Story »

A woman and child escaped from a fire that broke out at a home at Jade Street and Farrington Highway in Makaha on Monday morning.  Story »

For Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Man gets 20-year term for $100,000 scam • 3 small quakes recorded within Kilauea rift zone • Kids hope to fold 1,000 cranes to give to sisters
Updated daily at midnight
For Tuesday, May 5, 2015
16 women charged with sexual assault • Ex-probation officer charged with felonies • Truck hits, injures man beside highway
For Tuesday, May 5, 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.
For Sunday, May 3, 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

Quick: Can you think of a building in downtown Ho- nolulu that is "stately, beautiful, yet radiating a friendliness of spirit and invitation of welcome?"  Story »

Gilda Morita worked diligently and without complaint for the better part of four decades to ensure a brighter future for her five children. Story »

Gravity is the glue that holds the universe together. It keeps us anchored to Earth, keeps the planets in orbits around the sun, keeps the sun in orbit around the galactic center and keeps our Milky Way galaxy ensconced in the local galactic cluster. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Question: Ever since my friend's father died in January, he's been trying to change the phone billing customer name to his own. Story »

It's the last Sunday of April and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

I'm not one to knock telescope protesters atop Mauna Kea for their belief that Hawaii's highest mountain is a sacred place deserving of protection. Story »

Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year. This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.  Story »

Rock-boring sea urchins have riddled the reef in so many parts of my favorite snorkeling area, it's a wonder there are any rocks left at all. Story »


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