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YOUNG AT HEART (2014 EDITION)
William "Willy" Pelayo, now 57, had contracted a virus at 37 that resulted in cardiomyopathy, a type of progressive heart disease through which the heart can become abnormally enlarged. Story »

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KAUAI: BOUNCING BACK
From the towering cliffs of the Na Pali Coast to the majesty of Waimea Canyon, from the emerald highlands of Waialeale all the way down to the 50-plus miles of white-sand beaches, Kauai is drop-dead gorgeous. Story »

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BIG ISLAND: GROWING PAINS
By 2030, more than a third of Hawaii residents will be neighbor islanders, a reality that observers predict will almost certainly have repercussions big and small for everything from the state’s economy to its politics.  Story »

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THE DEEDY TRIAL
 Hung jury  
A mistrial was declared Monday after a Circuit Court jury could not reach a verdict on whether State Department special agent Christopher Deedy should be convicted or acquitted of second-degree murder for a 2011 shooting in Waikiki. Story »

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KAHUKU VILLAGE
Jim Camit and Glen Maghanoy are neighbors, friends and sons of Kahuku Sugar Mill workers. They both grew up in plantation housing, where there was a sense of shared destiny that blurred property lines. Story »

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ISLE FIRMS: GIVING BACK
Photos by Krystle Marcellus / kmarcellus@staradvertiser.comShelly "Sparky" Souza, a five-year employee of Simply Ono, prepares a plate lunch. At top, Cora Stevens, left, and Harris Sukita, co-owners of Simply Ono, and Souza pose with their lunch wagon in Kalihi. Chopping an onion, washing dishes and operating a cash register are job tasks at Simply Ono, a mobile food business. But those tasks also are a form of corporate giving for the catering and lunch wagon operator on Oahu. Story »

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MANTI TE'O: HAWAII'S GOLDEN BOY
“The burn,” as Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o termed it, was only seconds in coming after the disappointment of the Heisman Trophy announcement last month. As Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s name — and not Te’o’s — was called at the presentation of the 78th Heisman Trophy in New York, “I just felt that burn,” Te’o said. “I can’t really describe it." Story »

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YOUNG AT HEART (2013 EDITION)
2013 September 9 FTR - Carl Wheeler. Carl Wheeler admits to being a math geek. His love affair with numbers began early in life. Now at age 81, the retired math teacher continues to tutor math students at Kapiolani Community College and spends his summers assisting teachers in South Africa.  Story »

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MAUI: MASTER PLAN
PUUNENE » The steady roar of motors and fans pulsates through the dim, cavernous factory along dusty Cane Haul Road. An elaborate jungle gym of pipes, conveyor belts, giant rollers and mills stretches the length of the humid building. Story »

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ROAD WOES
Oahu motorists have long complained about the poor condition of our roads, prompting Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s new plan to spend $150 million to get ahead of the problem. Story »

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DHHL MISMANAGEMENT
CTY - Homesteader G. Frank Cummings, Jr. walks amid trash and debris at Camp Faith, a parcel of land belonging to Hawaiian Homelands once occupied but since abandoned and neglected, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Anahola on the island of Kauai.  (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Dozens of tenants are leasing more than 38,000 acres of mostly undeveloped land from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for as little as pennies per acre monthly.  Story »

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KALIMA v. STATE
For only the second time in 14 years, the state is scheduled to begin nonbinding mediation to try to resolve a class-action lawsuit over its failure to issue timely homestead awards to Native Hawaiians.  Story »

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ELVIS IN HAWAII: 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Elvis may be long gone, but you can find him around Hawaii if you know where to look. The singer visited the isles often over the course of 20 years, performing, vacationing and donating time and money to local causes. Elvis Presley loved it here, and fans here loved him as well. Story »

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KILAUEA: 30 YEARS OF FIERY FLOW
The ongoing eruption of Kilauea's East Rift Zone has lasted longer — and spewed out more lava — than any other in at least the last half-century of the volcano's history. Perhaps most remarkable of all, the Kilauea eruption is still going strong. Story »

OAHU'S TOP RESTAURANTS
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's food and dining writers, with the help of the newspaper's readers, compiled this guide to the best places to eat on Oahu. The top awardees were honored Oct. 14 at the annual Honolulu Star-Advertiser 'Ilima Awards, a benefit event for Diamond Head Theatre, our partner in this guide.


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
No one recognizes the best better than Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers, who once again have designated their favorite retailers, professionals, food and dining hangouts, locations and activities for the 2013 "Hawaii's Best" awards.



POLL QUESTION
Given the incident involving the stowaway landing on Maui, how do you feel about airport security?
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Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped in one. Read More »
 
Ghosts Of Hawaii’s Past
The 10 minutes or so at each grave are spellbinding – for that exhilarating moment, all of the modern world washes away, opening a window into a fascinating past that shaped the Honolulu we have today. Read More »