Wednesday, October 01, 2014         


 Scientists surface with tales of species unknown  
A federal research ship returned to Hono­lulu from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday with evidence of aquatic species never seen before and having made discoveries of fishes never before recorded in those waters.  Story »
State lawmakers Tuesday grilled Hono­lulu's police chief and two of his deputies on policies regarding domestic violence investigations — seeking answers about how officers respond to calls and about what's being done in response to video showing an officer in an apparent assault on his girlfriend.  Story »

No, you're not trapped in the 1993 film "Groundhog Day," in which actor Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman stuck going through the same day repeatedly.  Story »

Livingston "Jack" Wong has been named chief executive officer of the Kame­ha­meha Schools educational trust.  Story »

A Circuit Court judge Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency, ruling that the state House has the exclusive power to determine the qualifications of its members.  Story »

State Public Safety Director Ted Sakai, named the nation's Outstanding Director of Corrections on Tuesday, said his department is unveiling a pilot program on wellness this month that aims to reduce prison guard sick calls, starting at Oahu Community Correctional Center.  Story »

Over the past few years, it has been home to rabbits, donkeys, goats, geese, turkeys, sheep, pigs, cows and an odd assortment of other animals, many of them rescued or taken in because their owners were no longer willing or able to care for them.  Story »

Because lava aimed at Hawaii island's Pahoa town has slowed so much, Civil Defense officials and volcano scientists are no longer predicting when it could reach Pahoa and cross Highway 130, the main artery into lower Puna.  Story »

A federal prosecutor in the USO Family prison gang racketeering trial told the judge Tuesday that one of his witnesses is refusing to testify because the witness "is in fear of his safety."  Story »

For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Air conditioning out at UH-West Oahu • Kahuku students return to school • Realtors fight proposed rules on cesspools
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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.
For Sunday, September 28, 2014
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Honolulu firefighters extinguished a "smoldering fire" Tuesday afternoon at Crazy Shirts' factory on Iwa­ena Street in Halawa, fire officials said.
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Albert Arata Andow • Benilda Felix Batacan • Tokiko del Prado • Richard Arlin Farthing • Genedina Bolosan Goo • Margaret Hoopii Horwood • Dennis Paul Alexander Kealoha • Philip Liu • Sione Mateaki Lolohea and more
While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

 Island Images

Derrick Santiago never had a problem getting people to follow him. It was knowing where to lead them that took some work. "It was a very, very long process," said Santiago, the 2014 Adult Friends for Youth Young Person of the Year. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

When Craig and I moved to Hawaii in 1983, we saw so many fantail filefish, we thought the species, found only in Hawaii, might be the state fish. The 7-inch-long fantails were easy to see and not just because of their striking colors.  Story »

Question: We were sitting at Sandy Beach the afternoon of July 25 or 26 and observed two cops on all-terrain vehicles approach a group of military guys and start rummaging through their cooler looking for alcohol, I presume. Story »

The proxy election is scarier than the real one as we "flASHback" on September's news that amused and confused: Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's road crews recently came to Enchanted Lake to repave the miles of roads and side streets in our sprawling Kailua subdivision. Story »

Equinox derives from Latin for "equal night," actually referring to equal length of day and night. It is not true that day and night are exactly the same length everywhere around the globe, but they are nearly.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »


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