Friday, March 27, 2015         


 Mauna Kea draws 'protectors'
Several dozen demonstrators assembled Thursday along Mauna Kea Access Road, where organizers say protesters plan to camp out indefinitely in hopes of halting work atop Mauna Kea on what is expected to be the world's largest telescope. Story »
 Seeking public input, city aims to lock away prime Oahu farmland
State officials have tried unsuccessfully over the past few decades to identify and set aside high-quality farmland that can be protected from urbanization. Now city planning officials are asking the public to weigh in on what should be included in a new map of the island's important agricultural acreage. Story »
The Kauai Fire Department rescued 32 stranded hikers on the Na Pali Coast after rapidly rising waters made Hana­ka­piai Stream become impassable. Story »

The push to allow for medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii — some 15 years after state leaders permitted medical use of the drug — continues to advance through the Legislature, with key lawmakers in support saying they hope to give the state's nearly 13,000 medical pot patients access to such outlets by early 2016. Story »

A plan to allow tourists who are ripped off during their Hawaii vacations to testify against the suspects by way of videoconferencing was rejected by state lawmakers this week, and it appears the idea is dead for the year. Story »

Roy Digma, a quiet surfer known as "Smiley," died Wednesday after being pulled from the water where he had been surfing off Kewalo Basin. Kaimuki resident Kevin Oki­moto, who met Digma while surfing off Kewalos about 20 years ago, said Digma regularly surfed a spot there called Straight Outs. Story »

After the state spent more than $11 million developing a request for proposals for new computer technology to make government more efficient, the Ige administration is now scrapping the solicitation but promises the money has not been wasted. Story »

The University of Hawaii's first space launch has been delayed three times since 2013, with liftoff of the low-cost, small-satellite delivery system pushed back from January to the fall due to technology and timing issues, officials said. Story »

For Friday, March 27, 2015
Warning targets pets on school grounds • Hearing set for suspect shot during chase • Kauai property tax application available online • Workshop to advise about spaces
For Friday, March 27, 2015
Woman accused in threat, auto damage • Second suspect held in Palolo robbery
For Friday, March 27, 2015
Estrella Acoba • Valoy Janet Alexander • Joseph Martin Baclaan • Patty Anne Burgo • Bernardina Castro Florendo • Frances E. Gongob • Keiko Kawachika • Kimiko Kitagawa • Robert Say Chong Kong • Louneille Ulalia Limahai and more
For Friday, March 27, 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 »

Carpenter bees bore a hole in a roof beam, and as soon as that hole is "cemented" closed by us or an exterminator service, the bees bore another hole. At this moment the bees are winning this war! Can anyone help us? • Isn't the Honolulu Zoo in an area in danger of tsunami and storms? • Mahalo to an unknown gentleman Story »

We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February'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 »

Throughout March, look for Venus shining brilliantly in the western sky in the early evening hours. Meanwhile Jupiter, the second-brightest sky dot after Venus, rises in the east and shines down from the sky until the early morning hours.  Story »

One of the biggest pains about the ocean is salt. It corrodes the wheels on my sliding doors, rusts my boat's so-called stainless steel and makes my hair stiff and skin itch. Story »


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