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Some Kapolei residents yesterday were startled by the sight of a plume of flame and black smoke from a smokestack at the Chevron Hawai'i refinery. It took place during an emergency shutdown of the plant, but Fire Department and company officials said there was no danger to people and no evacuation was ordered. See story.

Chopper 8 photo courtesy KHNL-TV

Newspaper sale court order
On Nov. 9, a federal judge approved the sale of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and brought an end to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the state attorney general against Gannett Pacific Corp., which operates The Honolulu Advertiser. Download order approving the sale and the sales agreement. (Adobe Reader required, 2.3 Mb.)

Teachers show unity at Capitol rally
More than 5,000 teachers swarmed the state Capitol yesterday answering their union's call for solidarity in the face of deadlocked contract negotiations.

Campaign Spending Commission subpoenas Mansho's records
The state Campaign Spending Commission is investigating Councilwoman Rene Mansho's use of campaign money to pay for dozens of government-sponsored trips over the past decade.

Rep. Yonamine to resign after second DUI arrest
Following his second arrest for drunken driving, state Rep. Nobu Yonamine said he intends to resign from the Legislature because he let his family and supporters down.

O'ahu prison guard's quick thinking foils escape attempt
Prison guard Galen Salsedo had to think fast when two inmates locked him in a cell Wednesday night. He did just that, and he thwarted a jail break at the O'ahu Community Correctional Center.

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'Ewa says no to sex offender facility
'Ewa Neighborhood Board members last night voted against a proposal to move a juvenile sex offender treatment center to their community.
Olomana considers ban on fireworks
Residents of Kailua's Olomana subdivision are proposing to do what state legislators have been unwilling or unable to do for years: ban fireworks from their community.
Bill to keep children out of truck beds advances
Children younger than 17 years old will no longer be allowed to ride in the back of pickup trucks on O'ahu under a bill approved by the House Transportation Committee.
House panel approves tattooing, piercing rules
Minors would have to have parental permission for any body-piercing or tattoos under two bills approved by the House Health Committee yesterday.
Tax cut proposals advance in House
Two House committees have approved a reduction in the state income tax bite for all Hawai'i taxpayers and elimination of the 4 percent excise tax on groceries for senior citizens.
Fiery plume startles Kapolei area residents
A plume of flame 100 feet high and a cloud of black smoke poured from a smokestack at the Chevron Hawai'i Refinery during an emergency shutdown, alarming some nearby residents.
25-cent donations can go a long way to help ailing boy
Four charity groups have joined to raise a quarter-mile of quarters — $3,960 — to help a 13-year-old Pearl City boy move to California, where he will receive a new liver.
Hawaiians prepare to fight lawsuits
If Hawaiians lose legal challenges to entitlement programs, the fallout could hurt Hawai'i's economy, said OHA vice chairman Donald Cataluna.
Suspect in fatal stabbing might have disorder
A 68-year-old Wai'anae woman accused in Wednesday's fatal stabbing of her husband has a history of mental illness and was previously committed by a judge to the Queen's Medical Center.
Lindberghs found peace and solitude in Hana
When Anne Morrow Lindbergh died this week, the ripples of personal loss spread all the way to the tiny town of Hana on the eastern coast of Maui.
Police Beat
Robber holds up bank in Mililani; Fugitive sought in theft of plants; Hospital patient’s 2nd escape ends.
O'ahu briefs
Club to hold hoops event; Birdwatcher walks to safety; Water project set in Moanalua; Health center offers services; UH school wins five-year grant; Literacy subject of conference.
Drought emergency declared on Maui
The Maui County Board of Water Supply declared a drought emergency yesterday for the Upcountry region and urged affected residents and businesses to conserve water.
Whale owes life to tour boat's crew
A humpback whale is alive and breaching off Kaua'i thanks to a rescue by the crew of a tour catamaran.
Deluge brings worry to Big Isle
A rainy day in Hilo and Puna triggered fears of flooding like that which caused $70 million damage in November, but all appeared wet but well early yesterday evening.

Neighbor Island briefs
Panel approves electric rate hike; Man, 18, killed in Kahului crash; Fire destroys home in Captain Cook; Mayor appoints department chief; Hilo man held in attempted murder; Search continues for missing woman; Students host to Hilo conference; Mink bill honors ex-councilman.

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Bob Image Bob Krauss
When jazz was king on Hotel Street
The story of jazz in Honolulu is especially interesting because it was played mostly by black musicians at a time when the black community here was a mystery to everybody else.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Essence of Hanauma Bay threatened
If Mayor Jeremy Harris gets his way and receives state approval today for a large new development at Hanauma Bay, its essence will be forever changed.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
More Isles vehicles run on cooking oil
The cooking oil-based diesel fuel business is slowly but steadily growing in Hawai'i. Pacific Biodiesel produces 10,000 gallons a month.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Don't mess with the smell of kimchi
Scientists in South Korea this week announced a startling breakthrough: kimchi that doesn't stink. What next? Beer without alcohol? Coffee without caffeine? A song without a tune?

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