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Friday, February 27, 2015         

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 HPD chief assessed as above average in review
Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kea­loha's handling of an incident involving an off-duty officer captured on video punching a woman at a Wai­pahu restaurant may have negatively affected his annual review, but the Hono­­lulu Police Commission still rated his 2014 performance as above average. Story »
 AES Hawaii tops emissions list, followed by HECO, military
Thirty-five Hawaii facilities — mostly power companies, fuel industries and the military — combined to release 3 million pounds of toxic material into the islands' air, water and land in 2013, representing a 12 percent increase from the year before, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Story »
A 42-year-old man who was fatally beaten in an illegal gambling room downtown in 2011 admitted stealing $1,500 from the house, the operation's head of security testified in state court Thursday. Story »

The inactive extreme tip of the June 27 lava flow on Thursday remained about 550 yards from Highway 130 in the area west of the Pahoa fire and police stations, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Story »

Gov. David Ige took advantage of his recent trip to Washington, D.C., to make a direct pitch to President Barack Obama, encouraging him to choose Hawaii as the location for his presidential library. Story »

An engineer with the Kauai Water Department who sued the county alleging he was discriminated against for being too young will receive a $125,000 settlement. Story »

A former Honolulu soldier was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child stemming from 2010 and will be brought back to Hawaii from New Mexico to face the charge, the FBI said. Story »

Possession of an ounce or less of marijuana would be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 under a decriminalization bill that is moving through the state Senate. Story »

A bill that would relax the state's annual motor vehicle safety check requirement to allow vehicles on the neighbor islands to be inspected just once every two years has won the approval of the key House Consumer Protection Committee. Story »

Dilapidated city park facilities have long been a sore point for Oahu residents tired of encountering leaky roofs, inoperable toilets and broken playground equipment. Story »

A retired Honolulu police major was arrested Thursday on suspicion of negligent homicide in the pedestrian death of Mili­lani resident Shari Afuso. Charles T. Duncan, 72, also of Mili­lani, was released, pending further investigation. He has not been charged. Story »

A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing. Story »

For Thursday, February 26, 2015
Legislation on super PAC donors advances • Jar of donations for ailing child stolen by man in filmed heist
For Saturday, February 28, 2015
School warns of man in van at park • AWOL inmate is arrested in Kaneohe • Police seek man on video at scene of fire
For Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Mitsuko Akiyama • Vernon Leslie Arhelger • Gary Dean Beck • Youk Tchong Ching • Kenneth Henley Dillingham • Shirley Clara Haanio • Hong Shin Hee • George Susumu Ichikawa • Frances Jardine • Kam Fong Lee Kanekoa • Yasu Kobashigawa • Donna Komiya and more
For Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.
Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its   Story »

For Sunday, February 22, 2015
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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
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Columns
In describing the restoration of the 1900 Shipman House in Hilo, the architect says it was a "labor of love for the owner." The owner describes it as "a midlife-crisis adventure."  Story »

When Paul Turnbull places hand over heart and recites the Oath of Allegiance before Judge Leslie Koba­ya­shi in U.S. District Court on Tuesday morning, he will do so as a well-considered first act of civic responsibility to his adopted home. Story »

This winter has not been kind to those living in temperate climates. From the Midwestern United States to Central Europe, snow and bitter cold have thrown a monkey wrench into the cogs of expectations. 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 »

Q: I have heard there are labyrinths in Hawaii, including at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Can you tell me where they are and why they were built? A: The Labyrinth Society lists 22 in Hawaii, including "portable" ones. Story »

It's a new year, but the same scent is in the air as we "flASHback" on January's news that amused and confused: Story »

The ill will Gov. David Ige generated by naming Castle and Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources is compounded by his adamant refusal to explain his rationale for turning over state lands — our precious jewels — to a guy known for making bling. Story »

Throughout March, look for Venus shining brilliantly in the western sky in the early evening hours. Meanwhile Jupiter, the second-brightest sky dot after Venus, rises in the east and shines down from the sky until the early morning hours.  Story »

During my current road trip from Seattle to San Francisco, I stopped in this picturesque town at the mouth of the Columbia River to watch the cargo ships, trawlers and recreational boats I had glimpsed while crossing the river's 4-mile bridge. Story »

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