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Wednesday, April 01, 2015         

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 H-1 freeway ZipMobiles fail, clogging roadways for hours
State Department of Transportation officials hope that Wednesday morning's commute will go smoothly — with the H-1 ZipperLane still open for town-bound traffic — but there's no guarantee that pau hana drivers won't see a repeat of Tuesday's carmageddon that caused widespread gridlock.  Story »
 Monument's dedication hopes to remove stigma of shame
Honouliuli Internment Camp closed 69 years ago, but shame, sorrow and regret still haunt the gulch called Jigoku-Dani, or Hell Valley, by the Japa­nese-Americans who were held there during World War II.  Story »
Protesters who this week interrupted work on what's expected to be the world's largest telescope were put on notice Tuesday that they face arrest if they continue to block crews from reaching the Mauna Kea summit construction site.  Story »

A state judge has refused to order the forfeiture of 77 arcade sweepstakes machines Hono­lulu police seized in 2012 because the city prosecutor took too long to file the request.  Story »

A new policy authorizing the nighttime closure of areas at Hono­lulu Airport has drastically reduced the number of homeless people sleeping there, Hawaii transportation officials said.  Story »

Ten years ago Cathy Klarin's son began getting into "trouble" of a kind that later turned out to be early symptoms of schizophrenia.  Story »

Hawaiian Humane Society officials estimate at least half of the roughly 27,000 animals that enter its Moiliili facility annually could instead make their way to a new West Oahu site expected to be open in about two years.  Story »

A 30-year-old McCully man, shot by police after he allegedly tried to run down an officer with a stolen car three weeks ago, is scheduled to enter a plea later this month on two charges of assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and car theft.  Story »

For Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Councilwoman seeks funds to buoy Molokai-Maui ferry • Raw sewage spills on grass at Maui facility • Ant control to close cabin at Haleakala
For Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Visitor rescued after nearly drowning • Shooting yields arrest of Wahiawa man • Woman suffers leg injury at Makapuu
For Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Estrella Acoba • Editha Partoriza Adawag Matea Barroga Balboa Terry Ann Gouveia Bronson Frances E. Gongob June E. Grantham Hui Chun Li Eloise Kaoru Murakami Arthur Yoshio Nishida Miriam Meleana Peterson Moso Togiola Van Masato Uemura and more
For Tuesday, March 31, 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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Columns

KEEP HAWAII HAWAII
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 »


INCIDENTAL LIVES
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 »


FACTS OF THE MATTER
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 »


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...
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 »


KOKUA LINE
Question: I plan to store my motorcycle and not drive on public roads. It is currently registered (2015 year) with the city. How do I surrender my single license plate?  Story »


FL(ASH)BACK
Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »


VOLCANIC ASH
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 »


SKYWATCH
The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. Story »


OCEAN WATCH
While visiting Washington state recently, my friends took me hiking on Dungeness Spit, a National Wildlife Refuge poking 5.5 miles into the Pacific Ocean's Strait of Juan de Fuca. Story »

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