Friday, October 9, 2015         


Kakaako homeless pushed out

By Dan Nakaso
After spending the day picking up tons of discarded debris, a cleanup crew will return today for what the city hopes will be the last of the Kakaako homeless encampment. Thursday’s and today’s efforts were aimed at the final and densest portion.

Kamehameha trustee Olds is denied new term

By Sophie Cocke
Probate Judge Derrick Chan on Thursday rejected Janeen-Ann Olds’ petition to be reappointed to a second term as a Kamehameha Schools trustee amid growing opposition from fellow trustees and prominent Kamehameha alumni to the telecom executive’s continued tenure.

Renewed taxi checks nab violators

By Allison Schaefers
More taxicab drivers are headed to court to face substantial fines and/or jail time for violations since the city Customer Services Department resumed group field inspections of taxicabs — a practice that had ceased in 2013 due to staff constraints.

Army prepares for removal of isle’s Stryker vehicles

By William Cole
It was the end of an era Thursday for the sometimes contentious Stryker Brigade in Hawaii, with the speedy eight-wheeled vehicles blasting away, likely for the last time, at targets at a big Schofield Barracks range ahead of an Army plan to move the vehicles out of the state to cut costs, officials said.

Lawsuit over possible ethics lapses has city revisiting bond measure to finance rail

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
A legal cloud hanging over a vote taken by the Honolulu City Council in 2012 is pushing current Council members to rush through a new measure to ensure the rail project doesn’t incur millions of dollars in late payments and debt.

Maunawili residents ask court for help with impact of hikers

By Nelson Daranciang
People whose homes are near the trailhead to Mau- nawili Falls are asking a state judge to order the state, city and the private landowner of the popular hiking trail into mediation with them to address their complaints over how hikers are negatively affecting their neighborhood.

Man, 59, beaten to death in parking lot in Mililani

By Rob Shikina
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects or witnesses in connection with the fatal assault of a 59-year-old man Sunday in Mililani Mauka.

Man allegedly exposes himself to kids

By Star-Advertiser staff
A convicted felon on probation for two burglaries is in custody for allegedly exposing himself to minors at a public park and for attempting to pull a 10-year-old boy who saw him masturbating into a park restroom Sunday.

Pearl City board to address state of neglected cemetery

By Jayna Omaye
Lucretia Cortez said conditions at Sunset Memorial Park have become so bad that she has not been able to find her family members’ headstones at the Pearl City cemetery.

Sweeps spur move to Kewalo Basin

By Dan Nakaso
As the city prepares its final push to clear out the last of the Kakaako homeless encampment today and Friday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said some homeless people have simply moved next door and set up an illegal camp on state land at Kewalo Basin.

3 agencies oppose HEI deal, state’s PUC is informed

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Gov. David Ige’s administration said Wednesday it is not in favor of NextEra Energy Inc.’s purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries even after NextEra revised its proposal in August, adding more than 50 new binding commitments.

Mililani teen lands lead in Disney’s ‘Moana’

By Mike Gordon
The newest addition to the Disney family of animated heroines is a humble, soft-spoken teenager from Mililani who stayed home from school Wednesday to avoid the attention that would come from a studio announcement that she will be the star of “Moana.”
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