Saturday, April 25, 2015         


 UH seeks fiscal cure
The University of Hawaii at Manoa risks losing accreditation for its medical school and the federal research designation for its cancer center unless the university can plug a recurring $13 million budget hole to sustain both institutions, a business plan made public Friday warned.  Story »
 Deedy heading back to court
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy will have to stand trial a third time for the 2011 fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts in a Wai­kiki McDonald's restaurant, a state judge ruled Friday.  Story »
Missing Molokai fisherman Ron Ingraham cheated death last year, surviving 12 days alone at sea on his disabled 25-foot sailboat after a storm blew him hundreds of miles off course.  Story »

Hawaii is now the fourth state to ban electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is illegal, and Gov. David Ige in the next few days plans to make Hawaii the first state to bar sales of e-cigarettes to people under age 21.  Story »

The price tag for the contract covering Hawaii's 13,500 public school teachers has climbed to more than $388 million now that the teachers union has negotiated additional compensation for the remaining two years of the deal. Story »

The lava lake at Halemaumau crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano on Friday reached its highest level since forming in 2008, giving visitors a dramatic view of pulsating lava.  Story »

Parking no longer will be free at the Nuu­anu Pali and Hawaii island's Akaka Falls State Park, in addition to Diamond Head Crater.  Story »

For Saturday, April 25, 2015
Conservancy's Case approved to lead DLNR • Family donation will preserve taro wetlands • Firefighters on Maui put out 5-acre cane fire
For Saturday, April 25, 2015
Theft at veterans cemetery investigated • Man hit by bus on H-1 freeway identified • Arrest made in alleged child sex assault; and more
For Saturday, April 25, 2015
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For Sunday, April 19, 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.
Island Images Photo Galleries

It may come as new information to some that tourism got its initial funding in the 1800s from a small plot of land in a small saloon at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. How is that possible?  Story »

Call it a penchant, a predilection, a predisposition. Whatever it is, Sasha Dimond has always gravitated toward identifying complex problems and solving them. Story »

I watch a lot of science documentaries on TV. Many (but not most) are well done, but only rarely is there one that does not commit a serious error, either by stating facts incorrectly or out of context, misrepresenting facts, making erroneous conclusions from facts, or misusing or misunderstanding physical laws. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Q: Why don't we have any effort to educate bicycle riders and pedestrians out at night to please wear reflective materials and obey the law by having lights and reflectors on their bicycles? Story »

Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

The first time my granddaughter Sloane played guitar in public was at a recital a few months after she began taking lessons at 7, grouped with nine other students to strum Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs. Story »

The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. Story »

The trouble with taking pictures of scorpionfish, called nohu in Hawaiian, is that I often delete the photos thinking I missed whatever fish I was trying to shoot. Then later I wonder what happened to my scorpionfish pictures and find them in the recycle bin. Story »


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