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Friday, April 18, 2014         

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 Turtle Bay deal keeps land safe from growth
The owner of Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state, the city and a trust for $48.5 million in a deal that will reduce the resort's expansion plan and preserve much undeveloped land. Story »
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations. Story »

The Honolulu Salary Commission is proposing 8 percent raises be given to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council members and most department heads starting July 1. Story »

The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates. Story »

With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening. Story »

The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility. Story »

A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail. Story »

State House negotiators suggested Thursday that a minimum wage increase be delayed for workers at small businesses, a tactic that could put pressure on the state Senate to accept the existing House draft of the bill. Story »

The two defendants accused of siphoning more than $20,000 from local residents in an elaborate ATM skimming operation last year are scheduled to be tried together in June. Story »

For Friday, April 18, 2014
Officer hit with TRO • Man arrested over Mace can • Meth seizure brings charges

For Friday, April 18, 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.
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Columns
This year, the Outrigger Canoe Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traumatic move from the heart of Waikiki to its present Diamond Head location.  Story »

 Island Images


To see as Rachel Handlin sees is to be ever present, ever engaged in the emergent moment. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the case of a Hilo woman whose decomposed remains were found three years ago in a former sugar cane field in Hamakua? Story »

We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people. Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds.  Story »

Question: Regarding the condition of the restrooms at Hawaii State Library addressed in Kokua Line -- is.gd/tWLDOv: Why can't they be locked with keys available upon request? "Questionable" patrons can be accompanied by a security guard. Everyone is entitled to use a public restroom, but no one should be allowed to misuse it. Story »

It was hard to tell sometimes if we were talking about law and order or the birds and the bees as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry. Story »

One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.  Story »

The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years. Story »


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Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
Now, nearly 70 years later, Harry’s Music Store is run by Harry’s nephews, Alan and Clay Yoshioka, whose father Clifford was one of the store’s founders. Read More »
 
Housing Made Affordable
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