Sunday, October 4, 2015         


Wilson Tunnel’s town-bound lanes could be closed 8 weeks

By Marcel Honoré
Age appears to have caught up suddenly with the 55-year-old Wilson Tunnel — and that means the thousands of commuters who drive Likelike Highway into town each day will have to endure about two months of repairs and lane closures.

Hawaii gets high marks for strong gender parity

By Kevin Dayton
Hawaii elects women to the U.S. House of Representatives at the highest rate of any state in the nation, and ranks seventh highest overall for the percentage of elected offices that are held by women, according to a new ranking by the organization Representation2020.

Kumu hula sparked renaissance of Hawaiian culture

By Timothy Hurley
She touched the lives of thousands and helped spark a renaissance of Hawaiian culture. The legacy of kumu hula Leina‘ala Kalama Heine was honored Friday as hundreds laughed and cried and gave their final aloha in a memorial service at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

Last Kakaako sites to be cleared

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
City crews will move to clear the homeless from the sidewalks in the densest — and last — section of Kakaako over two days next week.

Dozens more Hawaii plants, animals called endangered

By Timothy Hurley
Ten animals and 39 plants from Hawaii threatened by shrinking habitat and the onslaught of invasive species were proposed to receive U.S. Endangered Species Act protections Tuesday.

Region on track to break tropical cyclone record

By Michael Tsai
Forecasters at the National Weather Service say a tropical disturbance south of the state could develop into a record-setting 12th tropical cyclone by the end of the weekend.

Kauai police arrest 2 males for alleged firearm offense

By Star-Advertiser staff
Police arrested two males Wednesday after a loaded rifle was allegedly found in their vehicle while parked at Kauai High School.

Saint Louis School to add elementary grades K to 5

By Nanea Kalani
Saint Louis School announced Friday that it will add elementary grades starting in the 2016-17 school year.

Despite order, doubts remain about Red Hill

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
State and federal officials said Thursday that “immediate and long-term” actions being required of the Navy will help reduce the threat of future leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.

UH regents reach budget impasse

By Nanea Kalani
Members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Budget and Finance Committee couldn’t agree Thursday on how much money to seek from the state Legislature for the financially troubled UH Cancer Center, and instead passed out a budget proposal omitting the $5 million university officials had wanted.

Land under rail facility is not city’s

By Marcel Honoré
Workers are almost done building the rail system’s Pearl City-based high-tech operations center — a milestone that rail leaders touted Thursday — but the deal for the city to own the land under that site still isn’t done and at least one key rail official is concerned about how that might affect the project.

County OKs demolition permits for Coco Palms

By Rosemarie Bernardo
The planned revival of the shuttered Coco Palms Resort on Kauai is back on track after the county approved demolition permits for the famous resort.
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