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Tuesday, March 31, 2015         

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 Fear abates in Pahoa after lava threat cools 
As it has for the past 32 years, Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt, but the immediate danger to Pahoa town finally appears over, following six months of fear and anxiety.  Story »
 Big Island mayor put $892 bar bill on county card
Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county credit card at a Hono­lulu hostess bar in December 2013, he acknowledged last week, violating county policy that prohibits using county cards for personal expenses or for alcohol.  Story »
The 2011 earthquake in Japan released more than 7,000 tons of environment-damaging chemicals into the air, a new report estimates.  Story »

For Eben Gering and his colleagues at Michigan State University, it matters not why the chicken crossed the ocean, but rather what happened when it got to the other side.  Story »

No Pacific-wide tsunami was generated from a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Papua New Guinea on Sunday, U.S. scientists said. Story »

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county credit card at a Hono­lulu hostess bar in December 2013, he acknowledged last week, violating county policy that prohibits using county cards for personal expenses or for alcohol.  Story »

A 21-year-old man died Sunday after falling approximately 50 feet off the Pali Notches trail in Nuu­anu. The man was hiking with a group of four when he fell at about 3:45 p.m.  Story »

Hui Jae Cho says he was trying to save his wife's life when he stabbed her attacker multiple times during a robbery at their Palolo convenience store this month.  Story »

When city Parks Director Michele Nekota and Design and Construction Director Robert Kro­ning were nominated to their posts last year, Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell waived a Hawaii Constitution requirement that says an appointee to a state or county office should have lived in the state for at least one year.  Story »

For Monday, March 30, 2015
Big surf forecast to decrease Monday • Racer rescued from ocean • Gun ownership rises on Kauai
For Monday, March 30, 2015
Chinatown arson investigated • Crew rescues girl at Makapuu
For Monday, March 30, 2015
Estrella Acoba • Editha Partoriza Adawag Matea Barroga Balboa Terry Ann Gouveia Bronson Frances E. Gongob June E. Grantham Hui Chun Li Eloise Kaoru Murakami Arthur Yoshio Nishida Miriam Meleana Peterson Moso Togiola Van Masato Uemura and more
For Friday, March 27, 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.
Crews past and present Sunday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inaugural launch of the voyaging canoe Hoku­le‘a, which represents a dream realized for crew members such as Jenna Ishii, who fell in love with the double-hulled canoe as   Story »

For Sunday, March 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

KEEP HAWAII HAWAII
Let's say you went to Lincoln Elementary School — next to Thomas Square — in the early 1950s. By the time you reached the sixth grade, you had had Lincoln's Gettysburg Address drilled into you so often that you can recite it probably even today.  Story »


INCIDENTAL LIVES
Sarah Spalding felt certain that she had blown it, that she had literally choked away her chance at winning the Hawaii qualifier for the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.  Story »


FACTS OF THE MATTER
Clouds have a dual personality. On one hand they form beautiful piles of fluffy white cumulus, flat sheets of stratus and feathers of icy cirrus, all of which entertain with spectacular yellow, orange and red sunrises and sunsets. Story »


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...
Q: Whatever happened to the lawsuit filed against Maui Island Air Inc. and the estate of Richard Rooney by the sister of a Maui County Planning Department employee killed in a plane crash on Lanai in 2014? Story »


KOKUA LINE
Question: I no longer am able to sew. I have a lot of high-quality material I would like to donate to a group that could make good use of it. Are there such groups in Hawaii? Story »


FL(ASH)BACK
Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »


VOLCANIC ASH
For David Ige to recover from his doomed appointment of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, he needs only to recommit to memory his central campaign promise: "Do the right thing the right way." Story »


SKYWATCH
The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. Story »


OCEAN WATCH
While visiting Washington state recently, my friends took me hiking on Dungeness Spit, a National Wildlife Refuge poking 5.5 miles into the Pacific Ocean's Strait of Juan de Fuca. Story »

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