Saturday, July 26, 2014         


 Defense points to agent's training
A retired chief trainer of federal law enforcement officers said in state court Friday that agents who go to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center are instructed and trained to draw their firearm only if they intend to use it. Story »
Maui mayoral candidate Beau Hawkes is vowing to outlaw the use of Tasers by police if he wins election this fall. The reason: A police officer used a stun gun on Hawkes on Wednesday. "It was brutal," he said. Story »

The League of Conservation Voters has spent $380,000 on a television advertising buy in Hawaii on behalf of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, praising the senator for his leadership on climate change. Story »

Restaurant patrons can find out the results of a restaurant's health inspection in real time under a new color-coded grading system the state Department of Health started this week. Story »

An Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate attempted to bolt to freedom Thursday morning but was stopped as he scaled a wire fence. Chad Teisina tried to climb an 18-foot fence topped with razor wire in the prison's recreational yard. Story »

Five astronauts took the shortcut home from a Mars mission — by opening the door on their Mauna Loa habitat Friday, stepping outside and feeling the sun on their faces for the first time in four months.  Story »

The congressional campaign for state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim will no longer send emails or have a picture on its Facebook page asking voters to send in pictures of their absentee ballots filled out for their candidate. Story »

The state ended the 2014 fiscal year June 30 with a general fund surplus of $664.8 million, down from the record $844 million of a year ago, a reflection of the state's slow economic recovery. Story »

Developers of a proposed Kauai dairy cow farm will start with a small herd in response to environmental concerns. On Friday, Hawaii Dairy Farms announced a two-step approach for its 578-acre farm in Maha­ulepu Valley.  Story »

Honolulu police said there may be at least three different individuals or groups involved in fast-food restaurant, convenience store and bank robberies in the past few months. Story »

For Saturday, July 26, 2014
Man to serve 135 months for mailing meth • NOAA probes death of whale found on Kauai • Kauai officials to hold hearing on GMO rules
For Saturday, July 26, 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 Saturday, July 26, 2014
Stolen vehicle found after attack on officer • Suspect sought in stabbing at nightclub • Son accused of assaulting dad is charged • 2 arrested on suspicion of robbing store
For Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Alfred Jr. • David Kaiena Bishaw • Anatole Bogaev • Norman Frederick Boyajian • David Canady • Cristie Dulce Crail • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Sy Patrick Francisco • and more
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.  Story »

 Island Images

Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces. Story »

Question: When and where can the absentee ballots be dropped off? I know the ballot can be mailed in the prepaid postage envelope provided, but I do not like the idea of having my signature, name and address on the outside of the envelope for whoever to see. Why can't the signature part be on the inside yellow envelope? Story »

Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.  Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." 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 »

All five naked-eye planets are visible in June, though we have a narrow window to see Mercury early in the month. The moon has lovely gatherings with the planets at several times in June. Story »


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Discover Windward at Windward Mall
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