Sunday, July 5, 2015         


Fires break out across islands during holiday

By Star-Advertiser staff
It was a fiery Fourth of July across Hawaii. On Oahu, fires broke out at a scrap metal yard at Campbell Industrial Park and in brush near Royal Kunia Country Club.

'I want to start a fresh new life'

By Dan Nakaso
The mothers of the two teen­age boys who allegedly attacked state Rep. Tom Brower last week ended up living on the same Kakaako sidewalk with their sons after taking different, circuitous routes to homelessness.

Proposal seeks to shut landfill

By Jayna Omaye / Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine hopes to expedite the closure of the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, a contentious issue prompting years of frustration and concerns.

State wants more foreign students to attend UH

By Star-Advertiser staff
State officials plan to fund a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting more international students to the University of Hawaii and other colleges to enrich campus life, and also to give a boost to state tax collections.

New coral species can live for more than 4,000 years

By Marcel Honoré
Researchers have identified a new species of deep-sea black coral that's only been found in Hawaiian waters and can live longer than any other known marine organism.

Firefighters rescue hiker after 4-day search

By Star-Advertiser staff
Honolulu firefighters rescued Justin Clark on Saturday, four days after the hiker left his Wahiawa home for a 3.5-mile hike on the Schofield-Waikane Trail.

Proposed hiatus would defer applications for 1 year

By Nanea Kalani
The state would halt acceptance of new charter school applications for a year starting next fall under a proposed hiatus before the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission — a move advocates say would stifle growth of the local charter movement.

Army Reserve in Pacific gets new commander

By Gregg K. Kakesako
Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda, the first Korean-American to reach the rank of one-star general in the Army Reserve, was selected Thursday to lead all Army Reserve soldiers in the Pacific, the Pentagon announced.

New limits placed on disclosure of official records

By Kevin Dayton
Gov. David Ige has approved a new exemption from the state open records law that will withhold government records from the public if releasing the information "would create a substantial and demonstrable risk of physical harm" to a person.
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