Monday, April 20, 2015         


 Various ills can trouble autistic kids
Julianne King wasn’t sure what to make of it when her son, who had been diagnosed with autism at age 3, began biting his hand at age 10.  Story »
 Staffing shortage wrecks rating
The state failed to meet nearly 70 percent of federal performance standards related to inspections of nursing homes and other federally certified health care facilities last year, according to a new evaluation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Story »
Gov. David Ige's three nominees to the state Board of Education sailed through a Senate Education Committee hearing Friday.  Story »

Despite concerns that the state is spending more money than it takes in each year, Gov. David Ige and state lawmakers have quietly opted to allow a $36 million-a-year tax cut to take effect for Hawaii's highest-income residents starting in 2016.  Story »

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.  Story »

A two-alarm fire damaged a home and injured two women Sunday in Palolo. The fire, which started at about 10:40 a.m., began on the upper floor of a two-story house at 3449 Paa­lea St. and was visible through a second-floor window when firefighters arrived.  Story »

Todd and Stephanie Samuel, visitors from Pasco, Wash., shaved hundreds of dollars off their most recent Hawaii vacation by staying in a North Shore short-term rental that they booked online.  Story »

A group of East Maui taro farmers, fishermen and gatherers recently filed suit against the state, Alexander & Baldwin and others after learning the state granted revocable permits to allow the company to continue to lease land in East Maui for its stream diversions.  Story »

For Monday, April 20, 2015
Fates of major bills remain uncertain • High surf and wind forecast for coasts • UH-Hilo security plan includes more cameras
For Monday, April 20, 2015
Man swept into sea dies at hospital • Trio of divers saved after boat capsizes • Moped rider, age 77, hurt in Manoa crash
For Friday, April 17, 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.
For Sunday, April 19, 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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It may come as new information to some that tourism got its initial funding in the 1800s from a small plot of land in a small saloon at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. How is that possible?  Story »

St. Francis School senior Hulita Drake is a gifted artist, an accomplished stage actress and a skilled air rifle competitor. She has a close and loving family. She was accepted to every university to which she applied. Story »

I watch a lot of science documentaries on TV. Many (but not most) are well done, but only rarely is there one that does not commit a serious error, either by stating facts incorrectly or out of context, misrepresenting facts, making erroneous conclusions from facts, or misusing or misunderstanding physical laws. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Question: What are the current driver's license renewal requirements for elderly drivers in Hawaii? It seems as though I am reading about more and more incidents of people crashing through storefronts, almost always (if not always) an elderly driver. Story »

Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

The first time my granddaughter Sloane played guitar in public was at a recital a few months after she began taking lessons at 7, grouped with nine other students to strum Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs. Story »

The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. Story »

The trouble with taking pictures of scorpionfish, called nohu in Hawaiian, is that I often delete the photos thinking I missed whatever fish I was trying to shoot. Then later I wonder what happened to my scorpionfish pictures and find them in the recycle bin. Story »


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