Saturday, January 31, 2015         


 UH receives charges of serious violations
The University of Hawaii is on the clock with 90 days to contest or accept Friday's Notice of Allegations, in which the NCAA alleges multiple high-level violations by the Rainbow Warriors basketball program.  Story »
The union for Hawaii public school teachers is heading back to the bargaining table with the state to negotiate for increased compensation, exercising a so-called reopener clause in teachers' 2013-2017 labor contract.  Story »

For a Holualoa mother, her 11-year-old son's final act overshadowed all the other reasons he made her proud.  Story »

Florence Puana, the grandmother of Police Chief Louis Kea­loha's wife, testified in state court Friday that she was devastated when a reverse mortgage on her home handled by her granddaughter had not been paid off as promised.  Story »

After half a century of creating logos for Hawaii's leading businesses, graphic design artist Clarence Lee, 79, succumbed to Parkinson's disease Thursday under hospice care at Arcadia Retirement Residence.  Story »

The state's chief election officer would get a term of office for a shorter, two-year period and receive more scrutiny under a proposal before the Legislature.  Story »

Federal wildland firefighters, including Cali­for­nia-based Hot­shots, on Friday contained a fire burning for 10 days in a national wildlife refuge above Mili­lani Mauka.  Story »

Hawaii has joined at least three other states in suing the maker and distributer of 5-Hour Energy drinks for allegedly making false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims about their products.  Story »

Amid growing concerns over the budget shortfall that rail now faces, the City Council this week introduced a resolution directing the agency overseeing the project to remove all of the so-called federal "bus funds" from rail's financial plan.  Story »

A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation.  Story »

For Saturday, January 31, 2015
PAHOA, Hawaii » The leading edge of lava flow closest to Highway 130 and the Pahoa police and fire stations continued to widen but has not advanced significantly since Monday.
For Saturday, January 31, 2015
Kailua man stole from nonprofit, indictment alleges • Seattle man, 82, dies at beach in Kihei, Maui • Boy charged with robbing younger child; and more
For Saturday, January 31, 2015
Fumiko Asahina • Telefoni Felise Aumua • Evangeline Abella Ayson • Bienvenido Cardenas Bala • Philip James Bolos • Felix Gabbeng Bumanglag • Alfred Butires • Violet N.K. Chang • Robert C. De Cambra • Ella Mae Takeko Freitas and more
For Saturday, January 31, 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, January 25, 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.
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.  Story »

 Island Images

James Wong didn't necessarily need Scouting to achieve the success he's enjoyed as one of Hawaii's most influential real estate developers. 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 »

Question: The restrooms at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park have been boarded up for months. Any clue as to when they will reopen?  Story »

We'll mark the new year by leaving behind ill will of the past and tapping minds greater than my own, led by the great Winston Churchill, for inspiring quotations to guide our leaders into 2015. Story »

Gov. David Ige campaigned for office on his mentor George Ariyoshi's old mantra of "quiet but effective." Story »

An old adage says all paint is black until someone opens the can. Some truth, some falsehood and some gray areas lay hidden in the adage. To find them is to understand what color is, how the eye perceives it and how we humans interpret it. Story »

Most of the naked-eye planets are visible throughout February, with Venus and Mars gathering at dusk, and Jupiter reaching peak brightness and shining all night long. The Big Dipper also re-enters the Hawaiian evening sky.  Story »

I was recently asked whether Laysan albatrosses were really nesting at Kaena Point. They sure are. The albatrosses there are one of Hawaii's best conservation success stories. Story »


RECIPE: Kamaboko Omelette
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Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
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