Tuesday, October 6, 2015         


Hawaii Obamacare rates to jump

By Kristen Consillio
Obamacare is getting pricier for Hawaii residents. The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association’s individual members and a 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser Permanente members in Affordable Care Act plans for 2016.

Homeless at wits’ end over sweep

By Dan Nakaso
Some people living in tents and tarps around the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center said Monday they have no idea where they’ll go when city crews move in this week to clean out the last and densest portion of the Kakaako homeless encampment.

Road under rock will be rebuilt anew through lava

By Leila Fujimori
Work began Monday on chipping through the roughly 10-foot-thick layer of lava 500 feet long that overran Cemetery Road last October in Pahoa, Hawaii island.

Laker players pay visit to Boys & Girls Club kids

By Michael Tsai
The heat and humidity in the Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse gym in McCully on Monday was oppressive but not nearly enough to wilt the determined smiles of Los Angeles Lakers players Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle as they gripped, grinned and shaka’d their way through a meeting with some 200 young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

Bill would make city cut trees on more roads

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The city would be required to maintain vegetation along roads whose ownership is in dispute under a bill before the Honolulu City Council.

Dog saved after 20-foot fall at Volcanoes National Park

By Leila Fujimori
Volcano resident Marta Caproni and her boyfriend were walking Romeo and Tommy, two of her family’s four Labrador retriever littermates, Saturday afternoon when Romeo ran off and mysteriously disappeared for the night.

Ship crew’s complaints oust top enlisted sailor

By William Cole
The senior enlisted sailor on the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS Michael Murphy was relieved of his duties in the wake of ship-based equal opportunity complaints, the Navy said today.

Alleged murder attempt made on homeless man

By Gregg K. Kakesako
The attorney general’s office on Monday charged a 55-year-old Nuuanu man with attempted murder for allegedly trying to run down a 39-year-old homeless man with his car.

Storm to peak as it passes hundreds of miles from isles

By Star-Advertiser staff
Tropical Storm Oho intensified and is expected to reach its peak strength, with about 70 mph winds, as it passes several hundred miles southeast and east of Hawaii island today.

City to pay $5K in suit against officers

By Star-Advertiser staff
The city has agreed to pay $5,000 to a man who says two Honolulu police officers roughed him up then told him they wouldn’t charge him if he refused medical treatment.

Projects at Punchbowl will cause commotion

By William Cole
The biggest construction and renovation projects at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific since 1966 have the Department of Veterans Affairs warning visitors to Punchbowl that things will be bumpy — and noisy and somewhat unsightly — for some time at the usually serene cemetery.

Some well-known names look to score pot licenses

By Kristen Consillio
Big-name entrepreneurs, high-profile attorneys and former politicians are positioning themselves to compete for one of the eight licenses the state will issue next year to begin selling medical marijuana legally in Hawaii for the first time.
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