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ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Harry Harris: 
                                Protecting the state can be done on Kauai and from Alaska, he says.

Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Harry Harris: 
                                Protecting the state can be done on Kauai and from Alaska, he says.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm
The head of the U.S. Pacific Command told Congress on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,” adding that a defensive radar for the islands is being planned and that installing intercontinental ballistic missile interceptors here is being discussed. Read More
COURTESY NA‘ALEHU ANTHONY / POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                Longtime Hokule‘a voyagers John Kruse, left, Nainoa Thompson and Billy Richards were on hand for Tuesday’s celebration in Raiatea.

Voyagers’ visit to sacred site buoys Hokule‘a’s trip home

COURTESY NA‘ALEHU ANTHONY / POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                Longtime Hokule‘a voyagers John Kruse, left, Nainoa Thompson and Billy Richards were on hand for Tuesday’s celebration in Raiatea.

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 12:34 am
Following a 24-hour sail from Tahiti, Hokule‘a and its crew greeted hundreds of spectators at this ancient capital of Polynesia, where the Hawaiian replica sailing canoe was feted for its recent return to the Pacific. Read More

Public schools chief search narrows to 2 mainland standouts

A superintendent for Phoenix-area schools and an educational consultant who has helped run mainland school districts have emerged as the top candidates to lead Hawaii’s public school system. Read More
Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:20 pm
GEORGE F. LEE / 2013
                                Sears demolition at Ala Moana Shopping Center, above. The store plans to open an appliance showroom at Ala Moana Center in the former Nordstrom building along Kapiolani Boulevard.

Sears appliance showroom planned for Ala Moana

GEORGE F. LEE / 2013
                                Sears demolition at Ala Moana Shopping Center, above. The store plans to open an appliance showroom at Ala Moana Center in the former Nordstrom building along Kapiolani Boulevard.

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 12:37 am
Sears is planning a homecoming of sorts at Ala Moana Center, where the retailer closed a store in 2013 after spending more than 50 years at Hawaii’s largest shopping mall. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This is the progress of construction of the HART mass transit rail line along Kamehameha Hwy. from Aiea towards Aloha Stadium, as it approaches and is about to cross the Aiea Interchange No. 4 next to the Aiea Cemetery.

10-year tax idea for rail falters

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This is the progress of construction of the HART mass transit rail line along Kamehameha Hwy. from Aiea towards Aloha Stadium, as it approaches and is about to cross the Aiea Interchange No. 4 next to the Aiea Cemetery.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Key state lawmakers gathered Wednesday to discuss a new plan to extend the Oahu excise tax surcharge for rail by another 10 years, but it isn’t clear whether the idea has the support it would need to win approval in either the Senate or the House. Read More
HPD
                                Jeremy J. Henderson

Grand jury indicts man in death of woman at Waikiki hotel

HPD
                                Jeremy J. Henderson
An Oahu grand jury on Wednesday indicted a 42-year-old man in connection with the death at a Waikiki hotel of a 29-year-old woman who had previously been charged with prostitution. Read More
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 1
                                President Barack Obama toured Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with Marine National Monuments Superintendent Matt Brown in 2016.

Presidential order might imperil Pacific ocean preserve

ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 1
                                President Barack Obama toured Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with Marine National Monuments Superintendent Matt Brown in 2016.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Extensive environmental protections put in place by former President Barack Obama in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands could be in jeopardy following an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Wednesday that requires a review of national monuments. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2012
                                The Nissan Leaf, an older model seen here, retails for about $30,680.

Nissan extends $10,000 rebate on Leaf electric car

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2012
                                The Nissan Leaf, an older model seen here, retails for about $30,680.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm
Nissan North America has extended its $10,000 rebate on the all-electric Nissan Leaf car in Hawaii. Read More
 

Council passes park-sponsorship measure

A bill that would clear the way for private sponsorship of parks and other city facilities in exchange for visual recognition was approved 7-2 by the Honolulu City Council on Wednesday despite continued warnings by opponents that it could lead to billboards and other forms of gaudy advertising. Read More
Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:00 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                An aerial view of damage caused by a tsunami on Oahu in March 1957.

Photos of past tsunamis that hit Oahu sought

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                An aerial view of damage caused by a tsunami on Oahu in March 1957.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:01 pm
His house didn’t make it. Neither did the family store. But Godfrey Ching survived the April 1, 1946, tsunami that killed 159 people in Hawaii and caused $26 million in damage across the state — more than $315 million in today’s dollars. Read More

Get rid of drugs at 12 sites from 10 to 2 on Saturday

Question: I need information about the drug disposal event. Please print the hours and locations. Just the date and a link don’t help me, and I’m sure other readers also. Read More

Scouts’ annual event features fun, science

The Boy Scouts will be holding the Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration with more than 100 free STEM-based activities, experiments and workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Read More
Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Corrections

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dorothy Herring gets assistance from the Waikiki Community Center to send her children Khole, left, and Kobe, right, to school there, but the center is struggling for funds. Her oldest daughter, Kathy, center, attends Jefferson Elementary School.

Waikiki center seeks more aid as costs and services grow

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dorothy Herring gets assistance from the Waikiki Community Center to send her children Khole, left, and Kobe, right, to school there, but the center is struggling for funds. Her oldest daughter, Kathy, center, attends Jefferson Elementary School.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:08 pm
The Waikiki Community Center is the latest victim of soaring construction costs. Read More
HPD
                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Specialists to join hunt for Peter Boy’s remains

HPD
                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Hawaii County police will call in specialists — perhaps forensic anthropologists like those who search for the remains of service personnel missing in action — to comb through an area where the father of “Peter Boy” Kema says he disposed of his body decades ago. Read More
PHOTO COURTESY FOTOLIA/TNS
                                Women would be able to get birth control with no doctor’s visit if the measure lives.

Birth control bill to face final floor votes

PHOTO COURTESY FOTOLIA/TNS
                                Women would be able to get birth control with no doctor’s visit if the measure lives.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 11:08 pm
Women would no longer have to make a trip to the doctor to get a prescription for birth control pills or other forms of hormonal contraception under a bill that gained approval from negotiators in the House and Senate on Tuesday. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A new building dedicated Tuesday at Ewa Elementary will provide additional classrooms for kindergarten and first grade, a special-education classroom, a technology lab and more. In attendance were Assistant Superintendent, School Facilities, Dann Carlson, left; Principal Stanley Tamashiro; Gov. David Ige; state Rep. Matt LoPresti; Complex Area Superintendent Heidi Armstrong; first lady Dawn Amano-Ige; and the president of S & M Sakamoto Inc., Dale Sakamoto Yoneda.

New school building is dedicated in Ewa

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A new building dedicated Tuesday at Ewa Elementary will provide additional classrooms for kindergarten and first grade, a special-education classroom, a technology lab and more. In attendance were Assistant Superintendent, School Facilities, Dann Carlson, left; Principal Stanley Tamashiro; Gov. David Ige; state Rep. Matt LoPresti; Complex Area Superintendent Heidi Armstrong; first lady Dawn Amano-Ige; and the president of S & M Sakamoto Inc., Dale Sakamoto Yoneda.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Gov. David Ige joined dozens of kindergarten and first-grade students, along with faculty and state officials, to dedicate a new one-story, air-conditioned building at Ewa Elementary School on Tuesday. Read More

Unused sewing, craft items can benefit those in need

Question: I’ve been cleaning out closets, and I have sewing and craft supplies that are in perfect condition. You mentioned the women’s prison (808ne.ws/april13kline), but my mobility is limited and I need a place in town to drop this stuff off. Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

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