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Friday, March 06, 2015         

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 Trees burned on Kauai will be converted to power
When more than 3,000 acres burned in a devastating series of West Kauai wildland fires in 2012, state officials not only mourned the loss of healthy state forest, but were faced with the potential for even further disaster. Story »
 Panel approves Hoopili project but rejects portion of Laie plan
The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee gave a preliminary thumbs up Thursday to one landscape-changing development scheme and a thumbs down to another one. Story »
Hawaii Pacific Health, the state's largest medical provider, is exploring a purchase of all or part of the financially struggling Wahiawa General Hospital. Story »

Hawaii snow enthusiasts might want to enjoy the fluffy stuff Friday on Big Island summits before conditions worsen, a National Weather Service meteorologist predicted. Story »

A bill that would make an exception for married couples who do not receive Medicaid to live together in the same Community Care Foster Family Home is advancing through the state House of Representatives. Story »

Elected leaders at Honolulu Hale and the state Capitol have been watching closely to see how their colleagues across Punchbowl Street will respond to rail's budget crisis. Story »

Mars once had an ocean that covered nearly one-fifth of its surface to a depth of maybe a mile, according to new research using Mauna Kea telescopes. Story »

The Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will close offices on certain days in March and April to implement a new software permitting system. Story »

More than 100 photos depicting the alliance between Chinese soldiers and the United States in World War II will go on display this month at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Story »

For Friday, March 6, 2015
Bill mandates evaluation for election chief
For Friday, March 6, 2015
Man charged with setting church ablaze • 9 companies battle Manoa house fire • Homeless man allegedly injures officer • Rescuers help couple hike out of valley • Pair charged with assaulting police officer • 4 are charged after police raid recovers drugs
For Friday, March 6, 2015
Henry Keanu Ahlo • Fermina Alegado • Dolores Jean Biggs • Lemuel P. Brown • Frederick Hiroshi Chinen • Susan Georgea Chung-Smith • Magelinde del Castillo • Gregoria Valdesco Dumanjug • Roseline Sim Fujimoto • Robert Peter Goldberg • Emmaline Leinaala Hopkins • Toshio Ikeda and more
For Thursday, March 5, 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, March 1, 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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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 »

It's been more than two months since old Beek wriggled through the fence of his Kane­ohe home and disappeared into the night, and owner Christen Matsu­shige still can't quite believe the confluence of mercies that led to his happy return. Story »

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 »

Was the Kaimuki High School graduate who was accused of killing a fellow Kaimuki alumnus in Los Angeles in May 2012 ever prosecuted? Story »

Q: Is it possible for HECO to send text alerts during outages to customers with cellphones so we are not literally kept in the dark about what is going on? Story »

We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February'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 recent visit to the Portland Audubon House in Oregon, I fell in love with a turkey vulture named Ruby. Story »

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