Christie Wilson, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Review: DHT’s ‘Holiday Inn’ full of tunes, dance numbers

Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” at Diamond Head Theatre capitalizes on the esteemed composer’s time-tested tunes to provide quaint, lightweight entertainment. Read More

Oahu crosswalks still dangerous with 26 deaths this year, so far

If the alarming number of pedestrian deaths on Oahu this year has made people more wary when crossing the street, you wouldn’t know it by observing busy traffic spots in Honolulu. Read More

National Park Service offers plan for Kipahulu overcrowding

The cascading Pools of Oheo and 400-foot Waimoku Falls are among the natural wonders awaiting those willing to brave winding Hana Highway to reach the remote Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. Read More

Drier days lie ahead during Hawaii’s wet season

The summer months brought record-breaking rain, but Hawaii can look forward to drier weather from December into spring. Read More

Hawaii residents dominate in buying sex online, study says

A new study that shines a light on a hidden corner of Hawaii’s illicit sex trade estimates that 1 in 11 adult males here buys sex online. Read More
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Visitors overwhelm Maui’s Hana Highway, residents who live along remote route

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Even as Hurricane Lane loomed over the Hawaiian islands last month, dumping 24 inches of rain on East Maui and triggering landslides, flash flooding, downed trees and other perils, tourists were hitting the famed “Road to Hana.” Read More
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Support in aftermath of fire pours in as Native Hawaiian families on kuleana lands vow to rebuild

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It wasn’t long after a swirling brush fire raged across 2,000 acres in West Maui, destroying 21 homes, that “Lahaina Strong” became a rallying cry as yet another Hawaii community was besieged by natural disaster. Read More
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Lahaina dad ferries families to safety

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Small thickets of brush were still smoldering Sunday outside the chain-link fence surrounding the Ka Hale a ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Lahaina, which narrowly escaped a raging fire that burned 2,000 acres and claimed 21 structures. Read More
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Wind-whipped fire ravages Lahaina hillsides, destroys 21 structures

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Residents who fled a raging brush fire that swept across the Lahaina hillsides early Friday, fanned by 70 mph gusts from Hurricane Lane, described witnessing fiery whirlwinds and curtains of fast-moving flames. Read More
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Storm wind fans flames of destructive Lahaina fire

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The threat of then-Hurricane Lane was briefly overshadowed Friday by a wind-whipped brush fire that burned up to 2,000 acres and at least seven homes in Lahaina, injured one person and forced the evacuation of hundreds of others. Read More
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Strong winds fan destructive West Maui fires

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Heavy rains from Hurricane Lane are bringing welcome relief to Lahaina residents and firefighters facing a wind-whipped brush fire that reportedly burned at least 300 acres and several homes. Read More
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Flight disruptions leave Maui visitors unsettled

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As Hurricane Lane continued its agonizingly slow approach toward Hawaii, an untold number of Maui visitors scrambled Thursday to deal with storm-related impacts that included canceled flights and closed parks, beaches, shops and restaurants. Read More

Maui surfers on high alert for storm swells

Weather forecasters aren’t the only ones carefully tracking Hurricane Lane as it churns toward the Hawaiian Islands. Read More

Storm’s approach elicits mixed reaction on Maui

As the first strong gusts from Hurricane Lane began buffeting South Maui Wednesday afternoon, newlyweds Ben and Cat Tiemeyer packed up their beach chairs at Kamaole Beach Park I to return to the cottage they had rented for their weeklong honeymoon. Read More

Maui visitors deal differently with approaching storm

As the first strong gusts from Hurricane Lane began buffeting South Maui this afternoon, newlyweds Ben and Cat Tiemeyer packed up their beach chairs at Kamaole Beach Park I to return to the cottage they had rented for their weeklong honeymoon. Read More

School destroyed by lava from Kilauea reopens in new locations

A public charter school consumed by lava in July is rising from its ashes to reopen Wednesday in Hilo — barring a visit from Hurricane Hector. Read More

Teachers, students face a new normal in lava-ravaged areas

Glue sticks, composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils aren’t the only must-haves for the new school year at some Hawaii island campuses. Read More

Kauai students from flood areas will start school year at temporary campus

Close to 30 students who live in areas of Kauai’s north shore still recovering from mid-April flooding will start the school year next week just as they ended the last one: in temporary classrooms at the Hanalei Colony Resort. Read More

Puna offers much to do beyond viewing Kilauea eruption

Unfounded volcano fears are keeping many tourists away from the Big Island, so any dollars you drop along the way will be helping locally owned businesses hit hard by the disaster. Read More

Kilauea eruption shakes Volcano village residents

The dynamic nature of Kilauea is what drew Betty Chin to Volcano village 35 years ago at the start of the Puu Oo eruption. Read More

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