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 New markings set aside space for bicyclists
Now that the long-awaited project to repave Wai­alae Avenue is finally pau, local transportation officials are gearing up to make the major Kai­muki corridor safer for bicyclists.  Story »
Embattled University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple says he wants to continue working to improve accessibility for students and turn around budget troubles at UH's flagship campus despite an attempt to remove him from Manoa's top post.  Story »

If you have any doubt about whether eating right and exercising will help fend off the effects of diabetes, think again.  Story »

There was enough good news in the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for the campaigns of four leading candidates in the Hawaii 1st Congressional District to cheer.  Story »

Women Vote! — a political arm of EMILY's List — has bought more than $237,400 worth of television advertisements in Hawaii for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, which will help the congresswoman offset the imbalance in ads backing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Demo­cratic primary for Senate.  Story »

To address the threat of weapons of mass destruction, the Pacific Command will host a first-ever proliferation security initiative next week with Asia-Pacific partners. The exercise, Fortune Guard 2014, will run from Monday to Aug. 7 in Hono­­lulu.  Story »

Nearly 1,000 voters cast ballots Monday on Oahu as walk-in absentee polling sites opened. In all, 953 people cast ballots in the primary election at two walk-in sites on Oahu, said Glen Taka­ha­shi, elections administrator for the City and County of Hono­lulu.  Story »

For Monday, July 28, 2014
Staffing woes nix visits to OCCC inmates • Hurricane brewing in eastern Pacific • Bill would ban plastic-foam food boxes; and more
For Tuesday, July 29, 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.
For Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Convict on furlough captured • Man who died at beach is ID'd • Woman held in man's stabbing
For Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Eunice Kubota Carson • George Marn Young Chung • Regina Marie Callo Ebanies • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Evelyn Puaala Kapono Poepoe Ferreira • Emilia Cadiz Galiza • and more
Columns
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.  Story »

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When Kekoa James was weighing options for his Eagle Scout project, he could easily have opted for something low-key, low-fuss, and -- as far as such things are possible -- low-stress. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

Big Island resident Michelle Chow emailed last week about an injury she suffered while surfing. Story »

Question: I just got my absentee ballot for the primary election. There was a note that said I must choose a political party to which I belong, and once I choose a party, I cannot vote for any candidate outside that party or my vote will be voided. When was this ridiculous law passed? Story »

With the election less than two weeks away, candidates are getting in their final licks and so shall we in our "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused: Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »

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Prudential Locations’ Breakfast Of Champions
Prudential Locations’ Kapahulu office served free fried rice to the public, and agents and staff members lined Kapahulu Avenue to say mahalo with celebratory signs. Read More »
 
Battling Arthritis One Day At A Time
July is nationally recognized as Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Kawamura educates the public about this disease, and tells me that in Hawaii more than 1,200 kids are officially diagnosed with this autoimmune disorder. Read More »
 

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