The University of Hawaii at Manoa risks losing accreditation for its medical school and the federal research designation for its cancer center unless the university can plug a recurring $13 million budget hole to sustain both institutions, a business plan made public Friday warned. Story »
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Federal agent Christopher Deedy, middle, appeared in Judge Karen Ahn’s courtroom with defense attorneys Thomas Otake, left, and Hayley Cheng on Monday. Deedy’s lawyers had appealed to have the case dismissed rather than have a third trial in the 2011 shooting death of Kollin Elderts.
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy will have to stand trial a third time for the 2011 fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant, a state judge ruled Friday.
Hawaii is now the fourth state to ban electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is illegal, and Gov. David Ige in the next few days plans to make Hawaii the first state to bar sales of e-cigarettes to people under age 21.
The price tag for the contract covering Hawaii's 13,500 public school teachers has climbed to more than $388 million now that the teachers union has negotiated additional compensation for the remaining two years of the deal. Story »
Contract ratification meetings for members of two units of the Hawaii Government Employees Association were suspended by the union Thursday, a development that will delay indefinitely any agreement or raises for about 14,400 state, city and county workers. Story »
Key state lawmakers in the House still want Oahu's rail tax cut in half if it is to be extended — and they also aim to put an end to any talk of neighbor islands enacting a surcharge to help fund transportation-related projects in their respective counties. Story »
The state spent $13.88 million on what was dubbed the "FAST" project to replace an out-of-date computer system in the state Highways Division, but the new system still doesn't work, and Gov. David Ige finally stepped in last month to cancel the project. Story »
Public schools will no longer be required to tally the number of "instructional" minutes students receive throughout the school year under revisions made to a 2010 law that mandates minimum learning time. Story »
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.
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?
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 »
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 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 »