Tuesday, July 22, 2014         


 Pilot with aerial ad company arrested for flying banners
The war over aerial banners in Oahu's skies escalated Monday afternoon with Hono­lulu police arresting the pilot of an Aerial Banners North airplane at Dillingham Air Field.  Story »
The state is stepping in to create a single website to boost Obama­care enrollment after a bungled first attempt left thousands of applicants without health insurance.  Story »

The high cost of housing helped push down Hawaii's rank for child well-being in the annual KIDS COUNT report, while keiki in the islands fared better on health measures than their mainland counterparts. Story »

Hawaii island detectives are investigating a shooting in which a police officer wounded a man who allegedly drove an SUV toward police after a short vehicle chase in Hilo. Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Monday endorsed Gov. Neil Abercrombie for re-election, stressing an improved relationship between Hono­lulu Hale and Washington Place. Story »

VoteVets.org and its Vote Vets Action Fund will blitz the television airwaves in the next week or so with $100,000 in advertisements in support of 1st Congressional District candidate Mark Takai, the national political action committee is expected to announce Tuesday. Story »

Gunky, rodent-filled brown water caused by last weekend's storm has kept untold thousands of people out of the ocean and cost Hale­iwa's Surf N Sea revenue in the form of lost kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Story »

Those who want to restore the deteriorating Wai­kiki War Memorial Natatorium dominated a meeting Monday night designed to gather public input on what impacts the city must consider before it can proceed with an environmental study on the proposed demolition of the historic structure. Story »

Kailua motorists might have to live with the traffic mess near the entrance to Kai­lua town for up to two more weeks as city officials continue repairs on a corroded 15-inch concrete sewer pipe, 20 feet underground, that created a sinkhole July 11. Story »

For Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A hearing will be held Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hono­lulu on a lawsuit against Kauai County filed by seed companies trying to block a new pesticides and GMO ordinance.
For Tuesday, July 22, 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 Sunday, July 20, 2014
Each Sunday, the 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.
For Monday, July 21, 2014
Fire destroys abandoned Maili house • Alleged burglars discovered by residents
For Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Larry Abihai • Willie Alameda • Clyde Marvin Araujo • Louise Marie Teixeira Arellano; and more
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 »

 Island Images

Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the feral cat management program run by the Buildings and Grounds Management Office at the University of Hawaii at Manoa? Story »

When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces. Story »

I live one block from a bus stop where the two airport buses, the Nos. 19 and 20, stop. You would think it would service residents who want to get to the airport without paying a lot for a taxi or shuttle.  Story »

Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.  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 »

All five naked-eye planets are visible in June, though we have a narrow window to see Mercury early in the month. The moon has lovely gatherings with the planets at several times in June. Story »


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