Tuesday, July 7, 2015         


Environmentalist angry at sight of plastic bags

By Timothy Hurley
A week into Oahu's plastic bag ban, some folks are wondering why so many plastic bags are still being given out at island grocery checkout stands.

Oahu home prices hit $700K

By Kristen Consillio
The limited supply of single-family homes on Oahu pushed the median price to $700,000 in June, tying the record set a year ago and placing homeownership out of reach for many first-time buyers.

Hiker hallucinating by time of his rescue

By Leila Fujimori
A 32-year-old Wahiawa man who survived five days and four cold nights with almost no food and minimal clothing said Monday he began hallucinating and falling constantly, and almost didn't make it.

VA chief cites progress in boosting care

By William Cole
Acknowledging the "crisis" last year over long patient wait times, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs said the agency is "making progress, we're making improvements, but we're not where we need to be yet."

Council Bill 51 ruffles the feathers of some folks on Oahu

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
A bill that requires Oahu residents with 10 or more birds on a residential property to get a permit has some bird enthusiasts crying foul.

Low-pressure system could mean rain for isles

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a low-pressure system that could bring rain to the isles by the end of the week.

Plea deal pending in landfill spill

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The company that runs the city's landfill will not contest charges in a federal case involving the discharge of millions of gallons of contaminated stormwater into the ocean near Ko Olina Resort.

Navy set to destroy old munitions; some residents may be in earshot

By Star-Advertiser staff
Residents in Waipahu, the Ewa area, Pearl City and Aiea might hear a series of explosions Tuesday when the Navy destroys munitions recovered from past dredging in Pearl Harbor.

Soldier in Hawaii Guard earns ‘Best Warrior’ title

By William Cole
A 22-year-old citizen-soldier from Hawaii “crushed” the competition at the 2015 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Williams, Utah, the Hawaii National Guard said.
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