Honolulu Police Department Deputy Chief Dave Kajihiro, left, Chief Louis Kealoha and Deputy Chief Marie MacCauley answer questions at a legislative hearing on domestic violence. The Police Commission faulted Kealoha for his handling of an incident in which an off-duty officer was caught on video in an alleged assault.
Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha's handling of an incident involving an off-duty officer captured on video punching a woman at a Waipahu restaurant may have negatively affected his annual review, but the Honolulu Police Commission still rated his 2014 performance as above average. Story »
Thirty-five Hawaii facilities — mostly power companies, fuel industries and the military — combined to release 3 million pounds of toxic material into the islands' air, water and land in 2013, representing a 12 percent increase from the year before, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Story »
A 42-year-old man who was fatally beaten in an illegal gambling room downtown in 2011 admitted stealing $1,500 from the house, the operation's head of security testified in state court Thursday. Story »
The inactive extreme tip of the June 27 lava flow on Thursday remained about 550 yards from Highway 130 in the area west of the Pahoa fire and police stations, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Story »
Gov. David Ige took advantage of his recent trip to Washington, D.C., to make a direct pitch to President Barack Obama, encouraging him to choose Hawaii as the location for his presidential library. Story »
A bill that would relax the state's annual motor vehicle safety check requirement to allow vehicles on the neighbor islands to be inspected just once every two years has won the approval of the key House Consumer Protection Committee. Story »
A retired Honolulu police major was arrested Thursday on suspicion of negligent homicide in the pedestrian death of Mililani resident Shari Afuso. Charles T. Duncan, 72, also of Mililani, was released, pending further investigation. He has not been charged. Story »
A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing. Story »
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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
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.
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 »
Q: I have heard there are labyrinths in Hawaii, including at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Can you tell me where they are and why they were built? A: The Labyrinth Society lists 22 in Hawaii, including "portable" ones. 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.
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 »