Wednesday, June 03, 2015         


NASA awaits calm seas off Kauai to test new technology for landing craft on Mars

By Timothy Hurley
KEKAHA, Kauai » For the second day in a row, NASA postponed a high-profile launch here Wednesday despite a forecast of calm breezes and sunny weather in the low 80s.

HMSA asks 49% hike on care act plans

By Kristen Consillio
Hawaii Medical Service Association is proposing an average 49.1 percent rate hike — the highest it has ever requested — for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans for 2016.

Deedy trial put off, pending appeal

By Nelson Daranciang
Christopher Deedy's third trial on charges of killing Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant is on hold.

Area's councilman opposes shelter plan at Sand Island

By B.J. Reyes
The city's plan to build container-style shelter units at Sand Island for the chronically homeless is a "piecemeal" approach and will only shift the problem from one area of the island to another, the district's City Council member said.

Budget leaves DOE short by $22 million

By Nanea Kalani
The Legislature has approved less than half of the additional funds the Department of Education said it needs to run Hawaii's public school system next school year, but the department says it expects to only partially fill a resulting $38 million funding gap.

Kahuku High graduates create video sensation

By Star-Advertiser staff
A spirited and soulful performance by Kahuku High School's seniors at graduation has grabbed more than 2 million views on the Internet.
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