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Monday, March 02, 2015         

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 Opportunities sprout from farming initiative
When Leonard Hall got laid off from his job at a geo-engineering firm a few years ago, he was ready to launch his own farm and had even cooked up a 32-page business plan.  Story »
 More access to USS Utah Memorial sought
The USS Utah, a target and training ship, took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are rusting away on a portion of its hull still jutting from Pearl Harbor.  Story »
Rob Barreca made his living as a website developer before signing up with GoFarm Hawaii. “I had always been interested in food and farming, and was fortunate to be able to save up a little money and leave that tech job and devote full time to farming,” said Barreca, 33.  Story »

Daylenn Pua's family remained hopeful as Monday approached, marking the fourth day since Pua left Wai­anae to hike Haiku Stairs alone in a T-shirt, shorts and slippers.  Story »

A 63-year-old visitor from Michigan is dead and a Hawaii island police officer on administrative leave following an early morning collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of Wa­ik­oloa Road in South Kohala on Sunday.  Story »

Hawaii County police shot a Hilo man late Saturday night after he allegedly drove toward them in downtown Hilo during an incident that left one bystander injured.  Story »

After delivering a no-frills State of the City speech last week, Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will likely submit an equally low-key budget package to the City Council on Monday.  Story »

For Monday, March 2, 2015
Swimmer dies after rescue at Napili, Maui • Pay raises, mandates cause budget to rise
For Sunday, March 1, 2015
Woman injured in crash dies • Search for hiker will resume • Man in fatal shooting identified
For Monday, March 2, 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, March 1, 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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Columns
Let's say you went to Lincoln Elementary School — next to Thomas Square — in the early 1950s. By the time you reached the sixth grade, you had had Lincoln's Gettysburg Address drilled into you so often that you can recite it probably even today.  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 »

Question: In 2011 I remember reading about a dispute over the front gate of Duane "Dog" Chapman's estate in Portlock as to the height and signage on the gate. Story »

We start with a snow job and end with a circus as we "flASHback" on February'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 recent visit to the Portland Audubon House in Oregon, I fell in love with a turkey vulture named Ruby. Story »

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