Tuesday, March 31, 2015         


  Robotics students create helping hand
The teens from West Hawaii Explorations Academy had a mission that reached beyond competing in the FIRST robotics tournament in Hono­lulu that ended Saturday.  Story »
 Citizens sound off against rail
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, along with state lawmakers who soon will decide whether to approve a rail tax extension, faced a chorus of angst and frustration from residents Monday over the direction of Oahu's transit project.  Story »
The state Public Charter School Commission decided Monday to temporarily reinstate funding for the troubled Halau Lokahi Charter School, allowing 60 remaining students to finish the school year at the Hawaiian culture-focused campus.  Story »

A state judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Schofield Barracks soldier accused of attempting to kill a Wai­kiki prostitute after the jury heard improper testimony from a state expert.  Story »

The former owner of a shuttered Wai­ma­nalo puppy mill pleaded not guilty Monday in state court to failing to get a general excise tax license and failing to pay general excise taxes from 2007 to 2012.  Story »

A Honolulu Veterans Affairs supervisor improperly ordered staff to electronically tamper with 143 claims for benefits, allowing veterans to receive money for dependents who were not eligible, according to the VA's inspector general.  Story »

Students from public and private schools across Oahu will stage an event meant to spark weighty conversations with their peers and the public at Punahou School on Saturday.  Story »

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wor­muth visited Punchbowl cemetery Sunday as the Pentagon considers whether to exhume the bodies of nearly 400 crew members of the USS Okla­homa buried as "unknowns."  Story »

An animal autopsy will be conducted by federal officials to help determine what happened to a young green sea turtle that was found dead in a charcoal bin at Maili Beach Park.  Story »

For Tuesday, March 31, 2015
New tool tracks sustainability progress • Motorcyclist killed by crash ID'd as Hilo man • Driver charged with DUI after crash on Kauai
For Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hiker killed in fall ID'd as Navy sailor • Man seriously injured at China Walls • Man charged with burglary in hotel heist • City identifies woman found on sidewalk
For Tuesday, March 31, 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 Tuesday, March 31, 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.
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 »

Question: Recently a policeman stopped my granddaughter's boyfriend, saying he couldn't ride his moped on Kalanianaole Highway in East Honolulu next to the sidewalk, inside the white line. I thought the white line indicated it was a bicycle lane. 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 »

While visiting Washington state recently, my friends took me hiking on Dungeness Spit, a National Wildlife Refuge poking 5.5 miles into the Pacific Ocean's Strait of Juan de Fuca. Story »


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