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Navy hospital ship damages memorial dock

By Dan Nakaso and Mathew Ursua Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
The thousands of visitors who pour into Hawaii's most popular tourist attraction -- the USS Arizona Memorial -- will not be able to board for up to a week after the USNS Mercy hospital ship struck the memorial's floating dock Wednesday as the Mercy was towed out of Pearl Harbor.

Director Crowe calls 'Aloha' his 'love letter' to the isles

By Ed Rampell / Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
"Aloha" writer-director Cameron Crowe made a surprise appearance at an advance screening of his new film Tuesday in Los Angeles, calling it his "love letter to Hawaii."

Former councilman fined over gifts

By Gordon Y.K. Pang Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
The agreement between former City Councilman Nestor Garcia and the Honolulu Ethics Commission to settle claims that he accepted illegal gifts and failed to report them may throw a monkey wrench into the future of the city's $5.8 billion rail transit project.

State ethics chief stands by work

By Susan Essoyan Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
Les Kondo, the executive director of the state Ethics Commission, defended his job performance Wednesday, backed by leaders of other agencies who called him a dedicated professional who excels in a tough job.

Firms hurt by rail might get cash

By Marcel Honoré Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
With scores of Central Oahu businesses already feeling the brunt of rail construction, city leaders want to create a fund that offers them relief -- but those leaders haven't yet determined where the money would come from or at what total amount.

Court tosses suit targeting gay marriage law

By B.J. Reyes Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
State Rep. Bob McDermott said he is weighing legal options after the Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by himself and three individuals challenging the state's Marriage Equality Act.
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