Saturday, August 1, 2015         


Ire on the mountains

By Timothy Hurley
In a setback for opponents of mountaintop telescope development, state and county law enforcement arrested 27 people and cited six others early Friday during protests against astronomy projects being built on the summits of Mauna Kea and Haleakala.

Rail’s tax take falls $8.3M short of goal

By Marcel Honoré
Honolulu's rail project received significantly fewer state tax dollars than expected for the quarter that just ended, indicating the largest public works effort in state history continues to struggle to keep up with the projections that were used to help finance it.

Hurricane Guillermo going strong

By Dan Nakaso
Hurricane Guillermo on Friday continued to bear down on the islands as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph — and could arrive next week.

Rail votes OK, lawyer says

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
There is no need for the Honolulu City Council to review votes taken on the $6 billion rail project or other key development projects that were called into question by Councilman Romy Cachola last fall, the city's top civil attorney said Friday.

Teen held in Brower assault

By Dan Nakaso
Honolulu police have arrested an unidentified juvenile for investigation of misdemeanor assault following the June 29 attack on state Rep. Tom Brower as he photographed an expanding homeless encampment in Kakaako.

U.S. slams China over Spratly buildup

By William Cole
The war of words is escalating again in the South China Sea, with the head of U.S. Pacific Command accusing China of creating "false sovereignty" through "aggressive, coercive" island-building in the disputed Spratly islands.

Tar balls found at 3 Leeward Oahu beaches

By Rob Shikina
The Coast Guard is awaiting tests to determine the source of some small tar balls that were found at three beaches Thursday on the Leeward coast.

State’s forecasters raise bar for personal income growth

By Kevin Dayton
Tourism statistics continue to reach record highs, and the Hawaii construction industry is finally showing clear, measurable signs of rebounding — positive news that prompted the state Council on Revenues on Thursday to predict a healthy 4 percent growth in personal income for island residents in 2015 and 2016.

County Council to discuss pCard use

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hawaii County residents will have their chance to comment on an audit of the county's government credit card program next week. The audit revealed that the misuse of county credit cards was not widespread, but mainly confined to Mayor Billy Kenoi's office.
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