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Wednesday, September 17, 2014         

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 Hot weather, plant repairs prompt call to save power
For the second time in a stretch of eight days, Hawaiian Electric Co. asked its customers to cut evening electricity use Tuesday and warned that power failures could occur if demand remains high and another generator loses power.  Story »
Moments before signing into law a bill making it illegal for people to sit or lie on Wai­kiki sidewalks, Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he is leaning toward supporting a separate proposal that would apply the same ban in business districts of six other Oahu neighborhoods.  Story »

While residents of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision may be spared by the June 27 lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, a helicopter overflight makes one thing clear: If the lava doesn't stop now, it's headed directly toward Highway 130. Story »

A former University of Hawaii Foundation employee was sentenced to probation for using scholarship money to pay off a gambling debt.  Story »

After struggling at multiple meetings over how to reduce the Department of Education's operating budget by $25 million, the state school board Tuesday approved wide-ranging spending restrictions that will touch everything from special-education positions and athletics programs to per-pupil spending and bus transportation.  Story »

Carol Kwan was just a little nervous when Hurricane Iselle was barrelling toward the islands last month.  Story »

A new elementary school being built in Kapo­lei will be called Hoo­kele Elementary to convey the idea of navigating 21st-century learning.  Story »

A psychiatric technician told a state Senate investigative panel Tuesday that his supervisor threatened to fire him after he made public comments about unsafe working conditions at the Hawaii State Hospital, but the supervisor said the employee "got mixed up."  Story »

A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.  Story »

For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Phone customers lose service for hours • Motorcycle accident kills Maui resident • Big Isle police notify public of phone scam
For Wednesday, September 17, 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 Sunday, September 14, 2014
Each Sunday, the 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.
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Driver is arrested in fatal hit-and-run • Motorcyclist killed in crash is identified • Male suspect sought in Waikiki robbery; and more
For Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Diane Opuulani Nizo Brown • Henrietta Amoehiona Kehaulani Buan • Maril Yasuko Chun • Douglas Forbes Cushnie • John B. Eguires • William Extencion • Ethel Mitsuko Higa • and more
Columns
While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

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A dozen years ago, Wahiawa resident Ray Santana caught a story on the nightly news about the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride in support of prisoners of war/missing in action, and decided on the spot that he just had to do it. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

I recently received an email with the subject "Crab on V-land beach." (V-land, or Velzyland, is a North Shore surf spot.) Reader Bill Quinlan wrote, "I have attached two photos of a dead crab we found this afternoon. Story »

Question: Is there an agency that checks the interior of taxicabs for cleanliness? Recently I took a taxi as I was late for an appointment. Story »

The primary election was a lesson in comeuppance as we "flASHback" on August's news that amused and confused: Story »

A rule of good management is to never let anybody get comfortable in a bad situation. That's why the City Council was right to rein in the homeless overrunning Waikiki by giving police tools to clear the sidewalks and control urinating and defecating in public spaces. 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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