Thursday, January 29, 2015         


 Virtual wargame targets Honolulu harbor
Aiming to pre-empt a cyberattack that could cripple shipping traffic to Hawaii, the major players in the port of Honolulu joined in a first-of-its-kind exercise Wednesday to examine weaknesses in their computer networks. Story »
The city's plan to eliminate garbage service for 181 condominiums, apartments and other multifamily properties and nonprofit organizations has been halted temporarily by a state judge. Story »

A jet fuel storage tank at Sand Island may have been leaking for weeks before it was reported Jan. 21, a state official said Wednesday. The fuel spill has already hit the water table, which is just 2 1/2 to 3 feet below ground, and has begun spreading slowly across the surface of the groundwater. Story »

Hawaii Judiciary officials say they need more state funding to replace outdated and unsecure Hawaii island court facilities as well as to keep a program that aims to help young children whose parents are suspected of abuse and neglect. Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he will likely sign a measure that will add four downtown and Chinatown pedestrian malls to the list of places where people cannot sit or lie. Story »

One day after Shendon Chandler-Taniguchi was released from the psychiatric ward of a Kauai hospital in 2011, he went on a deadly rampage in a quiet Waimea Valley neighborhood — using a large knife to stab his grandfather, fatally injure a neighbor and wound two others before police ended the attacks by shooting him to death. Story »

A state judge dismissed the sexual assault case Wednesday against a Hono­lulu police officer accused of groping a teenage girl while on duty. An Oahu grand jury indicted 35-year-old Kramer Aoki last November on a third-degree sexual assault charge, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Story »

The suspect and victim in a fatal stabbing Saturday lived in different parts of the same living room in a Pacific Palisades house, a deputy prosecutor told a state judge Wednesday. Story »

Shaun Paulo was reaching for an "ice" pipe when his friend, who was sitting across from him, shot him in the right arm with a sawed-off shotgun in Windward Oahu, according to testimony in Honolulu District Court on Wednesday. Story »

For Thursday, January 29, 2015
Equipment trouble halts New Zealand flight • Panel defers Coco Palms building permits
For Thursday, January 29, 2015
Motorcyclist who died after crash is ID'd • Hammer attack results in prison for Maui man
For Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sumiko Adams • John Kahookano Kahana Aipa • Kiyomi Akagi • Charles A. Burghardt • Mauro Cacalda Busine • Mario Lutrania Dela Cruz • Daniel dela Torre • Harue Hasegawa Endo • Vanessa Ferolino • George Edward Gallagher • and more
For Thursday, January 29, 2015
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.
Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its   Story »

For Sunday, January 25, 2015
Each Sunday, the Honolulu 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.
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.  Story »

 Island Images

James Wong didn't necessarily need Scouting to achieve the success he's enjoyed as one of Hawaii's most influential real estate developers. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the missing person's case of Kimberly Day Jacobs, who was last seen at her Waikiki apartment in August 2008? Story »

Q: I am usually asked to renew the registration of my alarm about October each year. What has happened to the alarm registration process and procedures? Do I need to do anything? • Q: Where can we drop off old telephone books this year to be recycled? Story »

We'll mark the new year by leaving behind ill will of the past and tapping minds greater than my own, led by the great Winston Churchill, for inspiring quotations to guide our leaders into 2015. Story »

Gov. David Ige campaigned for office on his mentor George Ariyoshi's old mantra of "quiet but effective." Story »

An old adage says all paint is black until someone opens the can. Some truth, some falsehood and some gray areas lay hidden in the adage. To find them is to understand what color is, how the eye perceives it and how we humans interpret it. Story »

Most of the naked-eye planets are visible throughout February, with Venus and Mars gathering at dusk, and Jupiter reaching peak brightness and shining all night long. The Big Dipper also re-enters the Hawaiian evening sky.  Story »

I was recently asked whether Laysan albatrosses were really nesting at Kaena Point. They sure are. The albatrosses there are one of Hawaii's best conservation success stories. Story »


Saving Faces
Airwaves and print media were flooding the news into every astonished household: America had performed its first face transplant. Read More »
The Electric Ride
The E-GO electric skateboard travels at about 12 mph, with a range of about 18 miles per charge. And you still get some exercise just by balancing. plus, it’s fun Read More »

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