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 »
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Honolulu police Maj. Lisa Mann and Mayor Kirk Caldwell spoke to business owner Mike Corpuz about the city’s sit-lie law during a walk through Waikiki on Monday. Police have issued 751 warnings and 184 citations through May.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.