Friday, December 26, 2014         


 Costs outweigh funding, revenue
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is facing an uncertain future as revenue streams shrink and financial losses mount at the research facility. At the same time, federal requirements call for operations to expand.  Story »
Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in reducing fatal traffic accidents. So far this year there have been 55 traffic fatalities on Oahu.  Story »

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greeted military service members and their families at a holiday dinner held Thursday afternoon at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  Story »

Two University of Hawaii at Hilo students are being called the "champions of freedom" for their efforts to protect First Amendment rights on campus.  Story »

More Hawaii residents moved to the mainland than came the other way, but the state still added more than 10,500 people in the past year ending July 1, according to a census report.  Story »

The Makawao History Museum has moved to a new location to gain more exposure within the Makawao community.  Story »

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War. Story »

For Friday, December 26, 2014
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow on Hawaii island remained stalled a little more than a half-mile from Pahoa Marketplace on Christmas morning.
For Friday, December 26, 2014
Man's body found floating in Kewalo Basin Harbor • 2 motorcyclists hospitalized after accidents Christmas Eve • Waianae assault results in attempted-murder charge; and more
For Friday, December 26, 2014
Victoriano Ramiscal Acidera • Dolores Quidilla Pacolor Aquino • Mavis Cowan Cook • Rosaline Ah Moi Downie • Concepcion Andres Francisco • Maximiliaan R. George • Lillian Tsutami Hasegawa • May Kam You Ing • Edward Masuo Kawakami • and more
For Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Honolulu Star-Adver-tiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call city editors at 529-4747 or email city-editors@staradvertiser.com.
In a major course shift to the Hoku­le‘a’s journey around the world, the canoe’s escort vessel, the Hiki­ana­lia, will sail home early to Hawaii next year and be replaced by a boat capable of towing craft across vast ocean stretches,   Story »

For Sunday, December 21, 2014
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.
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

When it came to throwing a holiday party, the good folks at MC&A and Island Partners Hawaii knew how to do it right. 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 »

The surf is up. The water is murky. It's windy, rainy and cold. I'm not complaining — Hawaii winters have their own splendor. But blustery conditions have been keeping me out of the ocean. Story »

Question: A private waste company picks up our garbage but leaves liquid waste on the street adjacent to a storm drain. This is very evident by the oily, smelly residue on the street.  Story »

David Ige completed his improbable quest to unseat an incumbent governor and will be sworn in Monday. His first challenge is getting constituents to remember his name and stop calling him Anybody-But-Abercrombie. Story »

It's time to start closing out 2014, so I offer 10 favorite news quotes that nicely framed the year: From former Gov. Neil Abercrombie: "We're back, we're on track, we're in the black." It turned out that he forgot the most important part: "I'm getting sacked." Story »

Greek mythology has Prometheus sneaking up to Olympus to steal fire from the gods. A scientific look back through prehistory visualizes a gradual process of exploration that reached a point where people learned to make and control their own fires. Story »

December is a time of returns in the skies. Venus, Saturn and Mercury reappear; the Geminid meteor shower -- one of the year's most reliable -- comes back in the middle of December; and the Southern Cross makes its return to Hawaii's predawn sky. Story »


Homes For Vets
Former Marine Tony Dias, himself the son of a career military man, is spreading the word that our veterans are eligible for VA home loans with no down payment. Read More »
Frank De Lima Spills Da Beans
The first time I met Frank De Lima, I was 16 and he just got off stage at the Noodle Shop in Waikiki. I was blown away by his charisma and timing. Read More »

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