Thursday, May 21, 2015         


 Navy aims to conduct a tricky ocean dance to transfer gear
If the bumpy waters off Windward Oahu oblige, the Navy plans to sidle two ships "skin to skin" Thursday and offload tons of Marine Corps Humvees and 7-ton trucks onto a new ship designed to launch an era of rapidly deploying Marines and their equipment from far beyond the horizon and into hot war zones or disaster-hit areas that have lost their ports. Story »
 Mayor to veto sit-lie expansion
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he plans to veto an expansion of the sit-lie laws, which prohibit people from sitting or lying at specific times in areas of Waikiki, Chinatown and downtown that are zoned for commercial and business activities. Story »
Honolulu City Council members want Mayor Kirk Caldwell to consider the Hilo Hattie flagship store site in Iwilei as the location for a homeless transition shelter. Story »

The controversial $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project may be sputtering on the ground in Hawaii but elsewhere it appears to be all systems go. Story »

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging a Wai­anae man with killing his cousin in a one-car crash last July. Story »

Former state Librarian Bart Kane, known as a risk-taker for Hawaii's library system, died May 11 of liver cancer at his home in Seal Beach, Calif. He was 69. Story »

The board overseeing the island's 20-mile, 21-station rail project will consider passing resolutions to start condemnation procedures for the latest properties during its regular meeting Thursday. Story »

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld Hawaii's ban on political donations by state and county contractors. Story »

Veterinarians with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday assessed a Hawaiian monk seal for a procedure to remove a fishhook it swallowed. Story »

Updated daily at midnight
For Thursday, May 21, 2015
Suspect in Oneula park shooting detained • 50-foot plunge injures Maui opihi picker • Victim in deadly fight was Honolulu man • Mower spark causes 1 of 2 brush fires on Garden Isle
For Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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For Sunday, May 17, 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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Quick: Can you think of a building in downtown Ho- nolulu that is "stately, beautiful, yet radiating a friendliness of spirit and invitation of welcome?"  Story »

Sixty-five years as a practicing attorney have done nothing to change the values with which Vernon Tashima first set out. Story »

Dog is man's best friend, but the length and nature of the relationship between humans and dogs is a combative and controversial field, "more than any other subject in prehistory," according to one researcher. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Q: What is a motorcyclist supposed to do if he has to make a turn and the light isn’t going to change for him? • Q: Could you tell us what started the house fire located on the 3000 block of East Manoa Road on March 5? • Mahalo to Mary Jane and Adrian at Zippy's Waipio. Story »

It's the last Sunday of April and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

I've had issues with the state's laxity in cashing checks since the Cayetano administration, and it's discouraging to learn from June Watanabe's Kokua Line report Wednesday that little progress has been made in 20 years. Story »

Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year. This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.  Story »

A friend sent the link with a note: "This worm is trending on YouTube. Have you seen it?" Story »


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