Sunday, May 03, 2015         


 Halau observes change in seasons
Kahu Sam Ohu Gon III wasn't wearing a watch, but a quick glance over his shoulder at the setting sun was all the confirmation he needed.  Story »
 For Mariota, bigger paydays are on the way
Marcus Mariota is financially set for life even before he takes his first snap with the Tennessee Titans. The endorsements have rushed in faster than a blitzing linebacker and likely will be worth more than $10 million a year, said NFL agent Leo Goeas.  Story »
Fewer than a quarter of the nearly 50 sexual assault complaints reported on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus over the last five years was adjudicated by the university as called for by federal law, and only one case advanced to the justice system for prosecution, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of crime and student disciplinary data.  Story »

The story of marijuana as medicine at the state Capitol this year was a story of careful preparation, dogged grass-roots politics and compassion for those who suffer from chronic illnesses. And don't forget the impact of money.  Story »

Maui Memorial Medical Center and two other state-owned medical facilities could be privatized under a bill given final approval by state lawmakers Friday night, clearing the way for a possible takeover by the nonprofit Hawaii Pacific Health or another operator.  Story »

More than 1,300 Hawaii soldiers and Marines last week wrapped up involvement in expanded war games in the Philippines amid reports the nation has agreed to allow U.S. troops, ships and aircraft access to at least eight bases for rotational deployments.  Story »

Riding a growing interest in bicycling on Oahu, dozens of cycling enthusiasts gathered in Kakaako on Saturday to kick off Bike Month in May and learn about other improvements the city is planning for bicycling.  Story »

A proposal to extend Oahu's rail tax has cleared its biggest hurdle yet, with state House and Senate negotiators agreeing to a new finance deal for the island's cash-strapped public transit project.  Story »

For Sunday, May 3, 2015
Pulsing lava lures visitors • Lawai market to shut its doors
For Sunday, May 3, 2015
Ala Moana stabbing under investigation • Pool firm caught dumping wastewater • Shopping center fire began in L&L kitchen; and more
For Saturday, May 2, 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.
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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 »

It's one thing to know your school motto, another to act on it, and most certainly another to act on it on a coral atoll some 2,285 miles from home. 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 »

Q: How much is the fine for a person riding unbuckled in the back seat of a car? • Q: Why was Reynolds Recycling asked to vacate its leased spot in Mililani? • Two "Going Green" one-stop, drop-off recycling events 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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