Thursday, July 31, 2014         


 Officer shoots, kills fleeing driver in waikiki 
A driver in his 60s fleeing from a traffic stop died Wednesday night after a police officer shot him on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, according to Emergency Medical Services, fire and police officials.  Story »
A endangered monk seal pup was killed this week in an apparent dog attack on a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Story »

University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple says he was forced out as head of the UH system's flagship campus Wednesday, two years into his five-year appointment.  Story »

Three candidates vying for Kauai's 15th House District seat have varying views on the controversial issue of county oversight of the use of pesticides and growth of genetically engineered crops by large agribusinesses.  Story »

The state confirmed it is conducting a criminal investigation of Dr. Lilly Geyer, the Kailua dentist whose 3-year-old patient died after a dental procedure in December.  Story »

U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy doesn't want the jurors in his murder retrial to have the option to find him guilty of manslaughter, and his testimony in state court Wednesday emphasized that.  Story »

Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Wednesday discussed in more detail what they would do if elected governor, while also throwing a few gibes at each other in what is becoming a tight Democratic primary.  Story »

Oahu homeowners hit with huge jumps in their property-tax bills continue to lash out at the way the city calculated the amounts. Some absentee owners of the island's most expensive residences are facing an annual tab approaching or topping $100,000.  Story »

Two pedestrians were killed in separate traffic accidents Tuesday in Kalihi. Police said a man hit by a vehicle while crossing Kamehameha Highway near the Middle Street onramp Tuesday night in front of Oahu Community Correctional Center died at a hospital at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Story »

The Public Charter School Commission approved a new financial plan for Halau Lokahi Charter School on Wednesday, paving the way for the school to reopen on Aug. 14.  Story »

For Thursday, July 31, 2014
Hiker who died in fall identified as Oahu man • Maui man dies while clearing valley property • Waterline break closes down park restrooms
For Thursday, July 31, 2014
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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A 70-year-old Hono­lulu man was in critical condition Tuesday after he was struck by a reversing pickup truck in Kapa­lama.
For Thursday, July 31, 2014
Cheryl Beth Beshore • Alice Carlos DeSilva • Takeko Eguchi • Thomas Joseph Giacobello • Yoshie Kajioka • Chi Kwong Kan • Tomiko Kaneshiro • Teruo Kitamura • Cristina Pilar Lacar • Elmer Louis LeBay • Ethel Sueko Mukai and more
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.  Story »

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When Kekoa James was weighing options for his Eagle Scout project, he could easily have opted for something low-key, low-fuss, and -- as far as such things are possible -- low-stress. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

Big Island resident Michelle Chow emailed last week about an injury she suffered while surfing. Story »

Question: I filed my Hawaii state tax late March for 2013. I am due a refund of nearly $7,000, but have not received it yet. When I checked the status online, it said that amount had been processed, but that no refund is due. When I called, I was told that because of my credit for photovoltaic installation, my refund was under review. How long does it take? Story »

With the election less than two weeks away, candidates are getting in their final licks and so shall we in our "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused: Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »


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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
The “HMAA Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun” contest is calling on young chefs statewide to submit their best recipes. The deadline is Aug. 10. Read More »
Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »

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