Monday, June 29, 2015         


Thousands congest the Diamond Head Summit Trail every day

By Michael Tsai
With the hours ticking down on their Hawaii vacation, Vancouver, British Columbia, residents San­deep Ran­dhawa and Pam Sidhu decided to check off a most important item on their must-do list.

Power loss left plane unable to clear peaks, NTSB reports

By Michael Tsai
A National Transportation Safety Board summary and a recently released pilot's statement provide a harrowing account of a Jan. 16 emergency landing in densely wooded terrain on Molo­kai. A passenger on the flight was seriously injured. Three others, including the pilot, sustained minor injuries.

Taro farm focuses on education, reconnecting to the land

By Alyssa Amasol
"Today we live in a world where everything is so convenient to us and we don't want to get dirty. We don't even allow our feet to touch the land. We wear shoes and slippers and everybody's germophobic."

Ex-mayor back on top at Lodging & Tourism

By Star-Advertiser staff
Mufi Hannemann has been appointed president and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, a position he previously held after serving as Honolulu's mayor.

Transgender soldier back on the front lines

By William Cole
Sgt. Shane Ortega is a three-time combat veteran and Wheeler Army Airfield soldier with bulging biceps who can dead-lift 480 pounds and crank out dozens of pullups. On Saturday, he competed in the Ikaika Bodybuilding Championships at the Blaisdell Center, finishing fourth in the men's physique event.

State opts for small projects over big

By Kevin Dayton
Fallout from the state's backlog of federally funded highway projects will affect Hawaii motorists for years as the state Department of Transportation halts work on some complex, large-scale projects that would increase road capacity and ease traffic flow.
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