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Refunds moving at snail's pace

By Kevin Dayton
The state's stepped-up program of screening Hawaii income tax returns to prevent fraud is delaying processing of more than $100 million in taxpayer refunds until after the end of the fiscal year on June 30, said state Tax Director Maria Zielinski.

City Council may let sit-lie veto stand, go with mayor's plan

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Key members of the Hono­lulu City Council are looking seriously at allowing Mayor Kirk Caldwell's veto of their sit-lie expansion bill to stand and to instead pass his version of the plan, which his attorneys insist is more legally defensible.

Filipino sugar workers honored

By Jayna Omaye / jomaye@staradvertiser.com Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2015
After dropping out of high school in the Philippines, Angel Ramos made the arduous 17-day trip by boat to Hawaii to reunite with his uncle and brother.

Visits to Oahu islets a concern

By Rosemarie Bernardo Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2015
City and state officials remind residents and visitors heading to Windward Oahu beaches during the Memorial Day weekend to be mindful of the rules designed to protect wildlife on offshore islets that are designated as sanctuaries.

Mother pleads not guilty to assault

By Nelson Daranciang Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2015
A woman charged with assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight to Honolulu from Alaska pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in U.S. District Court.

Alleged smuggler of ivory, whale bone faces charges

By Nelson Daranciang Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2015
Federal authorities arrested and charged a man Thursday with smuggling whale bone and elephant and walrus ivory into the United States after a raid on an Iwilei warehouse.
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