Monday, August 3, 2015         


Mental illness appears criminal

By Susan Essoyan
Half of all the people arrested in Honolulu suffer from serious mental illness, severe substance abuse or both — a share that has doubled since 2010.

New law pushes treatment for the oft-jailed mentally ill

By Susan Essoyan
A chief challenge in treating serious mental illness is getting patients to recognize they need help, because people who have delusions generally don't realize they are delusional.

State restaurant ratings system off to shaky start

By Kristen Consillio
The state is spending $158,000 to redo a website database after wasting thousands of dollars on a project that was supposed to give the public online access to restaurant health inspections in 2013.

City takes action on trashy homes

By Gregg K. Kakesako
The city has placed a lien on a Makiki property and is considering foreclosing because the owner has accumulated fines totaling nearly $143,000 for failing to comply with an order to clear the lot of trash and two abandoned cars.

Highway widening aims to ease drive on Waianae Coast

By Jayna Omaye
State officials say the widening of Farrington Highway in Nanakuli will provide some relief to residents constantly stuck in traffic, some of whom leave at 4 to 5 a.m. to commute to work in town.

Boaters to help map plastic in ocean

By Craig Gima
About 30 boats left Hawaii over the weekend in an ambitious effort to map the size and distribution of plastic garbage over 1.4 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the West Coast.

Filipino vets, backers aim to spotlight WWII efforts

By Gregg K. Kakesako
Filipino-American veterans and supporters will meet with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Saturday to discuss ways to enhance public awareness about the contributions of Filipino soldiers during World War II.

Firefighters battle pair of blazes near Wahiawa

By Star-Advertiser staff
A wildfire above Wahiawa grew to 75 acres Sunday from 4 acres a day earlier as state fire crews dealt with high winds and steep terrain, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said shortly before 5 p.m.
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