Thursday, February 26, 2015         


 Ethanol running out of gas
Mandating the use of ethanol as a transportation fuel in Hawaii was supposed to revive the local sugar industry and make the state more energy self-sufficient, but those plans never panned out. Story »
 State broadens quarantine on Oahu coffee farms
Waialua Estate Coffee Farms has been trying since December to meet quarantine requirements imposed by the state in an effort to contain the destructive coffee berry borer, the state Board of Agriculture was told on Tuesday. Story »
Lawmakers on Wednesday shelved a bill that would have let voters decide whether the University of Hawaii should remain semiautonomous.  Story »

Brandon Lorenz had been in custody since turning himself in at about 4:15 p.m. Monday for investigation of three counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of first-degree burglary. Story »

Trial for a man accused of a fatal beating in an illegal gambling room in downtown Honolulu begins in state court Thursday. Alex Nguyen, 35, is to stand trial on charges of murder and kidnapping in connection with the April 2, 2011, death of Duc Pham. Story »

Canadian author and award-winning journalist Naomi Klein will speak about her latest book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" Thursday evening at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Story »

If Department of Homeland Security funding runs out Friday, more than 3,000 Hawaii employees will still have to report to work without pay, or be furloughed without pay, according to U.S. Rep. Mark Takai's office. Story »

Hawaii could formally establish a statewide public preschool program within the public school system under advancing legislation — but the effort is unlikely to see any boost in funding beyond 21 classrooms set up this school year. Story »

The city Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday classified the deaths of two men killed in a Kalihi shooting Sunday as homicides while police continue to search for a suspect or suspects. Story »

A 63-year-old Makakilo man acknowledged that he hit his roommate on the head during a fight but didn't intend to kill him, according to court documents. Story »

A federal judge sentenced the wife of a Kaneohe Marine to three years of probation Monday for submitting fraudulent rent and lease documents so her husband could collect nearly $5,000 in allowances to which he was not entitled. Story »

For Thursday, February 26, 2015
Legislation on super PAC donors advances • Jar of donations for ailing child stolen by man in filmed heist
For Thursday, February 26, 2015
2 men captured in burglarized business
For Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Mitsuko Akiyama • Vernon Leslie Arhelger • Gary Dean Beck • Youk Tchong Ching • Kenneth Henley Dillingham • Shirley Clara Haanio • Hong Shin Hee • George Susumu Ichikawa • Frances Jardine • Kam Fong Lee Kanekoa • Yasu Kobashigawa • Donna Komiya and more
For Monday, February 23, 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.
Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its   Story »

For Sunday, February 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.
Island Images Photo Galleries
In describing the restoration of the 1900 Shipman House in Hilo, the architect says it was a "labor of love for the owner." The owner describes it as "a midlife-crisis adventure."  Story »

When Paul Turnbull places hand over heart and recites the Oath of Allegiance before Judge Leslie Koba­ya­shi in U.S. District Court on Tuesday morning, he will do so as a well-considered first act of civic responsibility to his adopted home. Story »

This winter has not been kind to those living in temperate climates. From the Midwestern United States to Central Europe, snow and bitter cold have thrown a monkey wrench into the cogs of expectations. 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 »

Q: We have not noticed any roadwork going on, no resurfacing, repaving or repairs on Beretania Street, from University Avenue to South Street. Nothing has been done and the road is awful. What about finishing Beretania -- or even starting work on it?  Story »

It's a new year, but the same scent is in the air as we "flASHback" on January's news that amused and confused: Story »

The ill will Gov. David Ige generated by naming Castle and Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources is compounded by his adamant refusal to explain his rationale for turning over state lands — our precious jewels — to a guy known for making bling. Story »

Throughout March, look for Venus shining brilliantly in the western sky in the early evening hours. Meanwhile Jupiter, the second-brightest sky dot after Venus, rises in the east and shines down from the sky until the early morning hours.  Story »

During my current road trip from Seattle to San Francisco, I stopped in this picturesque town at the mouth of the Columbia River to watch the cargo ships, trawlers and recreational boats I had glimpsed while crossing the river's 4-mile bridge. Story »


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