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Soldier in Hawaii Guard earns ‘Best Warrior’ title

By William Cole
A 22-year-old citizen-soldier from Hawaii “crushed” the competition at the 2015 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Williams, Utah, the Hawaii National Guard said.

Four Seasons sets its sights on former Ihilani employees

By Jayna Omaye / jomaye@staradvertiser.com Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Four Seasons officials say they are making efforts to keep in touch with some 500 employees who were let go with severance packages after it was announced last year that the JW Marriott Ihi­lani hotel at the Ko Olina Resort would undergo a re-branding.

Bill set for veto despite advocacy

By Rob Shikina
Kathryn Xian is determined to get a sex trafficking law in Hawaii, despite opposition from the governor and the Hono­lulu prosecutor.

Closing of left-turn lane is harming businesses

By Jayna Omaye / jomaye@staradvertiser.com Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Several businesses in Wai­pahu say ongoing rail construction is affecting their ability to do business and, in some cases, their bottom line.

Ige signs law banning noncompete clauses

By Kevin Dayton
A bill that supporters believe will help attract high-tech workers to Hawaii and encourage growth in the local technology sector has been signed into law by Gov. David Ige.

Mariners rip long waitlist at Ala Wai boat harbor

By Allison Schaefers
Despite a multiyear waiting list for slips at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, state operators have a vacancy rate above 10 percent, potentially costing the state tens of thousands of dollars annually.

Fires break out across islands during holiday

By Star-Advertiser staff
It was a fiery Fourth of July across Hawaii. On Oahu, fires broke out at a scrap metal yard at Campbell Industrial Park and in brush near Royal Kunia Country Club.

'I want to start a fresh new life'

By Dan Nakaso
The mothers of the two teen­age boys who allegedly attacked state Rep. Tom Brower last week ended up living on the same Kakaako sidewalk with their sons after taking different, circuitous routes to homelessness.

Proposal seeks to shut landfill

By Jayna Omaye / jomaye@staradvertiser.com Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine hopes to expedite the closure of the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, a contentious issue prompting years of frustration and concerns.
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