Saturday, July 4, 2015         


It's finally here

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Hawaii warmly welcomed the record-breaking plane — attempting to fly around the world powered only by the sun — after it successfully landed in Hono­lulu early Friday morning.

Ethics panel's 'suffocating' media policy is rare among isle agencies

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The new written media policy adopted by the Hono­lulu Ethics Commission, which effectively silences the staff and board, is a rarity among state agencies and some mainland counterparts, an informal survey shows.

Folks find relief at the beach, theaters

By Timothy Hurley
Islanders baking and wilting in the sun Friday flocked to Oahu's beaches and crowded its shopping malls. They watched movies in air-conditioned theaters and lingered in the comfort of indoor restaurants.

House leaders to talk to Brower about his conduct

By Leila Fujimori
Leaders in the state House of Representatives will talk with state Rep. Tom Brower about his actions before he was assaulted by two homeless teens objecting to his taking photos and videos of them and their families in a large Kaka­ako homeless encampment.

Parody still delightful even after one noddah time

By Ruth Bingham / Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 4, 2015
Lisa Matsumoto's trio of loving parodies about Hawaii, "Once Upon One Time," "Once Upon One Noddah Time" and "Happily Eva Afta," has deservedly earned permanence on Hawaii's stages with a unique blend of self-mocking local stereotypes caught up in "fractured fairy tale" format.

Police actions scrutinized

By Gregg K. Kakesako
The Honolulu Police Department has launched an internal investigation after the Medical Examiner's Office classified the death of a man who was hit with a Taser as homicide.

Governor OKs tax break for coal

By Kevin Dayton
Gov. David Ige this week quietly approved a new energy tax on imported fossil fuels such as propane and liquefied natural gas along with a special tax break for coal that was sought by the state's largest coal consumer.

Suspect in Pauline death no stranger to violence

By Nelson Daranciang
The New Mexico inmate accused of killing convicted Hawaii murderer and rapist Frank Pauline Jr. was in prison for fatally shooting two people in the head when he was 15 years old.

Third day of searching fails to find hiker

By Star-Advertiser staff
A third day of intensive ground and aerial coverage in upper Wahiawa ended Friday with yet no sign of missing hiker Justin Clark.
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