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Saturday, February 28, 2015         

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 HECO drops solar freeze
The Public Utilities Commission, asserting its power over Hawaiian Electric Co., got the utility to agree Friday to free up rooftop solar approvals.  Story »
 HMSA reports profit of $2.2M
Hawaii Medical Service Association recorded a $2.2 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2014, reversing a $39 million year-ago loss, after reducing a special reserve fund and boosting premiums.  Story »
It looks like Say can stay. The House's special committee looking into whether state Rep. Calvin Say actually lives in his district voted unanimously Friday that Say "is qualified to sit as the member representing the 20th District" — a rebuke to the latest challenge involving Say's residency, the first one considered by the Legislature.  Story »

Honey Girl is a mom again, and volunteers are being extra vigilant this weekend as they watch over the Hawaiian monk seal and her adorable newborn, the first pup born in the main Hawaiian Islands this year.  Story »

Marine Corps Base Hawaii officials confirmed Friday the 22-year-old man accused of trying to kill two motorcycle police officers is a Marine stationed at the Kane­ohe base.  Story »

Funeral services for former state Rep. Diana "Mele" Carroll will be held next month on Oahu and Maui.  Story »

Alex Nguyen laughed when he learned that Duc Pham had died from a beating that occurred during an interrogation about a theft from a Chinatown gambling house, a government witness testified in state court Friday.  Story »

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 72-year-old Salt Lake man Friday morning as a second-degree murder.  Story »

For Saturday, February 28, 2015
Hawaiian flight safe after lightning strike • Panel to take testimony on Hoopili project • Suspect in theft of donation jar to be arraigned • Observatory chief to resume research work
For Saturday, February 28, 2015
Man's death ruled accidental drowning • Missionary charged in assault of teen girl • Inmate on furlough is accused of burglary
For Saturday, February 28, 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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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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