Monday, April 27, 2015         


 Rent subsidies fall short for isle vets
Anthony Lee, a 54-year-old homeless veteran, was issued a federal rental housing subsidy in December, but the former Marine and his wife are still living at the Next Step homeless shelter in Kaka­ako.  Story »
 Pearl Harbor's giant 'golf ball' might be moved
Some in Congress want to move the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, otherwise known as the floating golf ball, from Pearl Harbor to the East Coast to provide greater missile defense over the Atlantic and a hedge against attacks from Iran.  Story »
It was the trip of a lifetime for the seventh- and eighth-graders in Kai­muki Middle School's Symphonic Winds ensemble, invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and then earning a gold award — the highest honor.  Story »

Heald College students in Hono­lulu were bewildered by the sudden announcement Sunday that the school's parent organization is ceasing operations and closing its 28 campuses across the nation.  Story »

Honolulu's rail project faces a new challenge against its construction bid proc­ess, and the officials overseeing the project say this latest bid protest could create a ripple effect that might delay the project's completion and opening.  Story »

The Hawaii Innocence Project is calling for a review of a man convicted in a notorious 1991 rape, kidnapping and murder case. Attorneys with the project want prosecutors to review the case of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer, one of three men convicted in the death of Dana Ireland, 23, on Hawaii island, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.  Story »

For Monday, April 27, 2015
Hackers target TMT and state websites • Big waves forecast for northern shores • Search goes on for fisherman; and more
For Monday, April 27, 2015
Boy found floating facedown in pool • OCCC work furlough inmate goes missing • 3 divers rescued after boat overturns; and more
For Saturday, April 25, 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 26, 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.
Island Images Photo Galleries

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 »

Call it a penchant, a predilection, a predisposition. Whatever it is, Sasha Dimond has always gravitated toward identifying complex problems and solving them. 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: I am one of thousands who drive the H-1 freeway to work and back every day. Is there a specific time the ZipperLane should be opened? Story »

It's the last Sunday of April and time to "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 »

Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year. This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.  Story »

Rock-boring sea urchins have riddled the reef in so many parts of my favorite snorkeling area, it's a wonder there are any rocks left at all. Story »


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