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 HECO plan raises solar costs
Hawaiian Electric Co.'s new energy plan angered solar customers, who could face higher monthly bills, but pleased non-solar customers, who might see their costs drop.  Story »
A proposal for a one-year restriction on stand-up paddleboards at select spots along Oahu's south shore has been withdrawn, but state officials could still consider changes.  Story »

The city could be on the hook for as much as $2 million for not handing over enough trash to the operators of the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant, a Honolulu City Council committee was told Wednesday.  Story »

State House Speaker Joseph Souki will not have to testify this week about when he first heard of a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency, a state Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday.  Story »

The Kauai County Council approved on first reading a bill that aims to boost recycling and increase revenue for waste disposal.  Story »

The Army in the Pacific is starting a new deployment concept this week that sends soldiers out into the region for multiple exercises and longer stays in foreign countries that are intended to reassure partner nations and develop closer relationships as the United States continues its "rebalance" to the Pacific.  Story »

A measure exempting compostable products from an upcoming Oahu plastic bag ban won key approval from a Honolulu City Council committee Wednesday while a bill requiring takeout containers to be more environmentally friendly was shelved in favor of more study.  Story »

A wrong-way driver who killed another motorist near Mililani Mortuary in 2011 mistakenly entered the H-2 freeway on an offramp because copper thieves had left the highway without lighting, the driver's lawyer said in state court Wednesday.  Story »

Two new measures designed to help property owners cope with the impacts of sharply higher property tax bills this year got preliminary approvals by the City Council Budget Committee Wednesday.  Story »

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.  Story »

For Thursday, August 28, 2014
Lawsuit against ‘X-men' moviemaker dismissed • Driver suffers worst injuries in 1-car crash • Man convicted of dealing meth faces life term
For Tuesday, August 26, 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 Thursday, August 28, 2014
City identifies man killed in truck crash • Driver in critical condition after accident • Swimmer who died was California visitor
For Friday, August 29, 2014
Restituto Camero Baptista Sr. • Gloria Cabanilla Caberto • Michael Jim Chevalier • George Robert Ching • Janice Yuet Ngor Chun • Barbara Anne Currier • Demetrio Racca Dace • and more
Columns
Over the years, very wealthy Americans have often left behind pretentious residential structures. In many cases these castles and manors have been willed to the public for their enjoyment after their owners have gone to the afterlife. Story »

 Island Images


These are difficult days for Janella Martin, but you wouldn't know it from talking to her. Her tone is matter-of-fact as she works her way through the Job-like roll call of ills that have befallen her since she was first diagnosed with lupus at age 14.  Story »

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

In 1981 I rented mask, snorkel and fins and, for the first time, gazed upon a coral reef. My impression: Such color! The swirling yellow, green, pink and blue fish looked like an underwater confetti toss. Story »

Question: I am 90 years old and visit Hawaii every six months to see my 65-year-old son, who is a quadriplegic. Story »

In a national article on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's demise, local blogger Ian Lind commented that in a small state like Hawaii it's almost impossible to rebrand yourself once public opinion turns bad. Story »

City transit officials are tiresome in their dishonest attempts to blame citizen lawsuits for massive cost overruns that are shredding their promise to build Oahu's $5.26 billion rail line on time and on budget. Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  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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