Sunday, February 01, 2015         


 Rail, traffic top residents' concerns
Oahu residents who participated in the Hawaii Poll indicated that the most important issues facing the island this year are rail, traffic and homelessness — but education, notably, is no longer one of the key concerns.  Story »
Despite the severity of an NCAA "notice of allegations" charging seven high-level violations by the University of Hawaii, Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman said Saturday he has no bones to pick with the organization.  Story »

For years, Oahu residents have debated whether the elevated rail system taking shape along the island's south shore will rescue thousands of island commuters from the nightmare that is Honolulu traffic — or if it will be little more than a taxpayer-funded gift to developers. Story »

Companies that own and operate a facility where 42,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from a tank are under orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to take measures that will stop contamination of further water or shoreline areas.  Story »

Even for someone regularly briefed on the progress of the NCAA's eight-month investigation, Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman said he was taken aback by the seven violations contained in the "notice of allegations" against the University of Hawaii men's basketball team.  Story »

Another bill seeking to create a "bill of rights" for homeless people passed its first committee hearing on Saturday.  Story »

The beleaguered Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii has a new name — the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.  Story »

Members serving on the state Board of Education would have four-year terms that run concurrent with that of the governor appointing them under proposed legislation filed this week.  Story »

In describing the restoration of the 1900 Shipman House in Hilo, the architect says it was a "labor of love for the owner." The owner describes it as "a midlife-crisis adventure."  Story »

Carla Fontes hadn't cut her hair since intermediate school, but her coach at Wai­akea High School, Stan Hara­gu­chi, thought the locks flowing below her waist were interfering with the sport. Story »

For Sunday, February 1, 2015
Man caught in drug sting faces life term • CSI Camp seeks high school applicants • Session will teach business organization
For Saturday, January 31, 2015
Kailua man stole from nonprofit, indictment alleges • Seattle man, 82, dies at beach in Kihei, Maui • Boy charged with robbing younger child; and more
For Saturday, January 31, 2015
Fumiko Asahina • Telefoni Felise Aumua • Evangeline Abella Ayson • Bienvenido Cardenas Bala • Philip James Bolos • Felix Gabbeng Bumanglag • Alfred Butires • Violet N.K. Chang • Robert C. De Cambra • Ella Mae Takeko Freitas and more
For Sunday, February 1, 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.
Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its   Story »

For Sunday, February 1, 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.
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.  Story »

 Island Images

James Wong didn't necessarily need Scouting to achieve the success he's enjoyed as one of Hawaii's most influential real estate developers. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the missing person's case of Kimberly Day Jacobs, who was last seen at her Waikiki apartment in August 2008? Story »

Question: The restrooms at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park have been boarded up for months. Any clue as to when they will reopen?  Story »

It's a new year, but the same scent is in the air as we "flASHback" on January's news that amused and confused: Story »

Gov. David Ige campaigned for office on his mentor George Ariyoshi's old mantra of "quiet but effective." Story »

An old adage says all paint is black until someone opens the can. Some truth, some falsehood and some gray areas lay hidden in the adage. To find them is to understand what color is, how the eye perceives it and how we humans interpret it. Story »

Most of the naked-eye planets are visible throughout February, with Venus and Mars gathering at dusk, and Jupiter reaching peak brightness and shining all night long. The Big Dipper also re-enters the Hawaiian evening sky.  Story »

I was recently asked whether Laysan albatrosses were really nesting at Kaena Point. They sure are. The albatrosses there are one of Hawaii's best conservation success stories. Story »


RECIPE: Kamaboko Omelette
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Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
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