Friday, July 3, 2015         


Legislator was victim of ‘gang-style attack’

By Dan Nakaso and Rosemarie Bernardo Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
A retired Marine described Monday’s assault on state Rep. Tom Brower at a homeless encampment in Kakaako as a “coordinated, gang-style attack.” They were about 15 to 20 feet away as Brower reached the front of the Children’s Discovery Center where about 10 people enveloped the state lawmaker.

Suit filed over firm’s sugar cane burning on Maui

By Timothy Hurley
Aiming to put an end to cane burning in Hawaii, a Maui group has filed suit against the state Department of Health claiming that the regulatory system that allows open-air agricultural burning is unconstitutional.

IHS to open homeless site by fall

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The Institute for Human Services is expected to open the city’s transitional homeless housing center on Sand Island by the fall, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and service providers said Thursday.

Navy, Marines ease up on transgender policy

By William Cole
The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a memorandum Wednesday, directed to the chief of naval operations and commandant of the Marine Corps.

City Hall lights to mark holiday after touting gay marriage

By Star-Advertiser staff
Honolulu Hale has been illuminated in the colors of the rainbow this week to mark the U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing same-sex marriage. The colored lights, displayed nightly since Tuesday, will be changed to red, white and blue Friday night in celebration of the Fourth of July.

Firefighters search for hiker missing in Central Oahu forest

By Leila Fujimori
The mother of a missing 32-year-old Wahiawa man worried Thursday that time was running out as the Honolulu Fire Department would likely end its search for the hiker Friday. HFD’s searches usually end after three days.
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