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Sunday, March 01, 2015         

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 Maui sugar harvest to begin under EPA scrutiny
In a couple of weeks Hawaii's only sugar grower begins its 143th harvest season on Maui, the last plantation holdout from bygone days when sugar was king in the islands.  Story »
 New bids will test success of efforts to contain costs
Oahu's cash-strapped rail project faces a momentous week ahead, with key findings and decisions that could lend a clearer picture of where the public transit system is heading.  Story »
Therese Willkomm, a nationally recognized occupational therapist from New Hampshire, showed 150 people in Honolulu last week how to "take ordinary items and use them in extraordinary ways" to help the disabled.  Story »

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis­tration researchers recently tested aerial and ocean drones off the Kohala Coast.  Story »

About 700 Waikiki property owners and lessees have raised protests against a City Council bill that would require them to contribute to a fund that would battle sand erosion and make other improvements along Oahu's most iconic beach, but that's not even close to the number necessary to stop it.  Story »

The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.  Story »

Why burn sugar cane? The purpose, according to Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., is to remove the unproductive leafy "trash" that makes up 20 percent to 25 percent of the cane plant just before harvesting.  Story »

Fourteen-year-old Tristan "TJ" Fernandez galvanized the community and fans of anime, or Japanese animation, and inspired many in Pearl City on Saturday, despite having lost the ability to walk or talk in his battle with incurable brain cancer.  Story »

A Marine was charged Saturday in connection with a driving escapade that targeted two police officers, tied up traffic for hours and stretched from Kaneohe to Nuuanu.  Story »

The Honolulu City Council is seeking qualified applicants for the vacant post of city clerk. Former City Clerk Bernice Mau retired last year. Glen Takahashi, assistant city clerk, has been acting clerk since then.  Story »

For Sunday, March 1, 2015
Two Big Island lawmakers are leading the charge to expand video testimony for people who are unable to get to Hono­­lulu for committee hearings.
For Sunday, March 1, 2015
Woman injured in crash dies • Search for hiker will resume • Man in fatal shooting identified
For Sunday, March 1, 2015
Mitsuko Akiyama • Vernon Leslie Arhelger • Gary Dean Beck • Youk Tchong Ching • Kenneth Henley Dillingham • Shirley Clara Haanio • Hong Shin Hee • George Susumu Ichikawa • Frances Jardine • Kam Fong Lee Kanekoa • Yasu Kobashigawa • Donna Komiya and more
For Saturday, February 28, 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, March 1, 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.
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Let's say you went to Lincoln Elementary School — next to Thomas Square — in the early 1950s. By the time you reached the sixth grade, you had had Lincoln's Gettysburg Address drilled into you so often that you can recite it probably even today.  Story »

When Paul Turnbull places hand over heart and recites the Oath of Allegiance before Judge Leslie Koba­ya­shi in U.S. District Court on Tuesday morning, he will do so as a well-considered first act of civic responsibility to his adopted home. Story »

This winter has not been kind to those living in temperate climates. From the Midwestern United States to Central Europe, snow and bitter cold have thrown a monkey wrench into the cogs of expectations. 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 have heard there are labyrinths in Hawaii, including at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Can you tell me where they are and why they were built? A: The Labyrinth Society lists 22 in Hawaii, including "portable" ones. Story »

We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February's news that amused and confused. Story »

The ill will Gov. David Ige generated by naming Castle and Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources is compounded by his adamant refusal to explain his rationale for turning over state lands — our precious jewels — to a guy known for making bling. Story »

Throughout March, look for Venus shining brilliantly in the western sky in the early evening hours. Meanwhile Jupiter, the second-brightest sky dot after Venus, rises in the east and shines down from the sky until the early morning hours.  Story »

During my current road trip from Seattle to San Francisco, I stopped in this picturesque town at the mouth of the Columbia River to watch the cargo ships, trawlers and recreational boats I had glimpsed while crossing the river's 4-mile bridge. Story »

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