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Wednesday, November 26, 2014         

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 Narrowly beaten candidate wants recount or new vote 
Defeated Honolulu City Council candidate Tommy Waters, who lost the 4th District seat to Trevor Ozawa by 41 votes, wants the Hawaii Supreme Court to order either a recount by hand of the 4,455 "blank" votes recorded in the election — or a new election.  Story »
President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — including the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink of Hawaii — made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.  Story »

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho has appointed Mauna Kea Trask as the new county attorney. If confirmed by the Kauai County Council, Trask would replace Al Castillo Jr., who is returning to private practice.  Story »

While lava flows on Hawaii island have certainly put a dent into home sales, the market hasn't completely collapsed in the lower Puna district.  Story »

An evacuation notice for Pahoa residents affected by the flow of lava from Kilauea Volcano has been lifted, and Pahoa Village Road is expected to reopen this week.  Story »

A high-surf advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday for the north and west shores of Nii­hau and Kauai and north shores of Oahu, Molo­kai and Maui as a large north-northwest swell passes through the island chain.  Story »

In the first lawsuits of their kind, two Oahu men allege that the state's efforts in 2012 to resupply Wai­kiki Beach with sand raised the seafloor and left them with permanent and debilitating injuries.  Story »

The owner and the operator of a 733-foot cargo vessel that ran aground near the entrance of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor in 2010 have agreed to pay $840,000 for causing damage to coral.  Story »

Kauai lifeguards closed Hana­lei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark encounter early Monday afternoon.  Story »

For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pair punched after gunman appears at door • Fire safety is day's theme at Maui park
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Blaze destroys house in Foster Village • Garbage truck overturns during rush hour • Fern Acres fire ruins workshop off garage
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Davelynn Haunani Abero • Octobiana Tampon Aledo • David Berry • Mildred Okumoto Higa • Karen Toshie Ichioka • Lillian Satoyo Iwasa • Ernella Kui Farr Kam • Haruo Kameoka • Martha Tina Galanos Maliszewskyj • and more
For Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 23, 2014
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.
When we're not out on the water, or assigned on anchor watch to guard the canoes at night, we're mostly staying put at local maraes. These are the special gathering places of the Maori -- the indigenous peoples of New Zealand.   Story »

Columns
Washington Place, built by American trader and sea captain John Dominis, is a beautiful, historic home that has several features that now seem ordinary, but were once exotic when the house was built. Story »

 Island Images


When faced with the choice between training for a marathon or refining his golf game lo those many years ago, Blair Hoashi took the single step that began a journey of untold miles. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the missing person's case of Kimberly Day Jacobs, who was last seen at her Waikiki apartment in August 2008? Story »

Who knew that a poky marine animal the size of a snow globe could do such a stellar job of fighting aliens? The plodding heroes are collector urchins, a native species the state has been raising by the thousands and releasing in Kane­ohe Bay.  Story »

Question: The Kaneaki Heiau in Makaha is one of the most interesting and well-restored heiau on Oahu. It had a wonderful carved image of Ku, the god of war. Also a fascinating history. Story »

The howling winds of Hurricane Ana competed with the hot air of candidates for governor as we "flASHback" on October's news that amused and confused: Story »

However the general election turns out, it'll represent the most significant youth movement in Hawaii's highest offices since the early days of statehood. Story »

It is a mystery whether Earth's water formed along with Earth or if it came after Earth formed. There is good scientific evidence for either scenario. Water is common in the universe. Telescopes have located spectral signatures of water in nebulae in distant reaches of the galaxy. Story »

Two of the five naked-eye planets, Venus and Saturn, are missing in action this November, but the other three, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter, are prominent. Story »

ASSOCIATED PRESS / VIDEO

30 Years Of City Lights
One of the best things about Christmas in Hawaii, Honolulu City Lights, debuts a new set of characters when the tree lights go on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Read More »
 
Zipping Along The North Shore
A new multi-zipline operation traverses some of the most amazing scenery on the North Shore Read More »
 

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