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COURTESY SHANITA AKANA
                                Students from Waianae Intermediate posed outside on the night of their Carnegie Hall performance earlier this month.

Isle kids hit stage in New York City

COURTESY SHANITA AKANA
                                Students from Waianae Intermediate posed outside on the night of their Carnegie Hall performance earlier this month.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:37 am
Cora Lau still has the time on her cellphone set six hours ahead after spending a memorable week in New York with her Niu Valley Middle School classmates. Read More

Senate to consider ferry and green fuel

Hawaii lawmakers are exploring green fuel and a potential Oahu ferry route in the upcoming week at the Legislature. Read More
Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm
COURTESY HONOLULU.GOV
                                To submit feedback on the draft Waipahu action plan, visit honolulu.gov/tod/neighborhood-tod-plans/dpp-tod-waipahu.html.

City proposes 11 projects in draft plan for Waipahu

COURTESY HONOLULU.GOV
                                To submit feedback on the draft Waipahu action plan, visit honolulu.gov/tod/neighborhood-tod-plans/dpp-tod-waipahu.html.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm
The city is proposing several short-term projects in Waipahu, some of which are already funded, in an effort to build on existing transit-oriented development plans and to prepare the area for rail’s arrival. Read More
COURTESY DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE
                                Drew Niles stars as Che Guevara and Jody Bill Bachler plays Eva Duarte in the pop-rock opera “Evita” at Diamond Head Theatre.

Drew Niles highlights ideal cast at DHT

COURTESY DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE
                                Drew Niles stars as Che Guevara and Jody Bill Bachler plays Eva Duarte in the pop-rock opera “Evita” at Diamond Head Theatre.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:25 am
Though titled “Evita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim Rice’s pop-rock opera spectacle now at Diamond Head Theatre clearly belongs to Che Guevara, the narrator. Read More

Quickly rising waves necessitate rescues

Ocean Safety personnel rescued a 36-year-old man who nearly drowned while snorkeling in waters off Three Tables beach, one of several rescues that resulted from quickly rising waves along the North Shore on Sunday. Read More
Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Michael Town. Behind him is his accessory dwelling unit.

Homeowners start to erect dwellings as rental space

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Michael Town. Behind him is his accessory dwelling unit.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm
Retired Family Court Judge Michael Town said he’s looking forward to his daughter and her two children moving into the newly built accessory dwelling unit. Read More
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
                                Researcher Angel Yanagihara captures some Hawaiian box jellyfish off the shores of Oahu.

2 scientists refute online cures for jellyfish stings

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
                                Researcher Angel Yanagihara captures some Hawaiian box jellyfish off the shores of Oahu.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm
To cope with the searing pain of a Hawaiian box jellyfish sting, resist the urge to reach for an ice pack. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kawaiaha‘o Church School class starts with “circle time” at 8 a.m., and it’s the best time of day to see the kids singing and talking about the daily schedule and calendar in Hawaiian. Kuali Bruyn selects a card to represent the day’s weather.

Kawaiaha‘o school earns praise

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kawaiaha‘o Church School class starts with “circle time” at 8 a.m., and it’s the best time of day to see the kids singing and talking about the daily schedule and calendar in Hawaiian. Kuali Bruyn selects a card to represent the day’s weather.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:38 am
A class for youngsters 3 to 6 years old conducted in both Hawaiian and Eng­lish was cited as a “uniquely innovative” option for keiki and helped to earn Kawaiaha‘o Church School its gold star accreditation earlier this month. Read More
 

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Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:34 am
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A sidewalk closed for construction greets departing travelers at Honolulu International Airport. The airport has been plagued with delays in plans to modernize.

Legislators reconsider creating an entity to oversee airports

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A sidewalk closed for construction greets departing travelers at Honolulu International Airport. The airport has been plagued with delays in plans to modernize.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm
Time is money. Last year, it took Hawaiian Airlines a month to re-stripe lines outside the gates at Maui’s Kahului Airport. It would have taken the state six times longer to get that work done, officials with the local carrier say. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Sand reclamation project in Waikiki, along Kuhio Beach. A new study from UH scientists shows a large part of urban Honolulu and Waikiki increasingly swamped with groundwater as the rising ocean pushes up the water table, threatening some $5 billion of taxable real estate, nearly 30 miles of roadway, and a host of other facilities and assets.

Sea-level changes threaten low-lying areas

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Sand reclamation project in Waikiki, along Kuhio Beach. A new study from UH scientists shows a large part of urban Honolulu and Waikiki increasingly swamped with groundwater as the rising ocean pushes up the water table, threatening some $5 billion of taxable real estate, nearly 30 miles of roadway, and a host of other facilities and assets.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm
University of Hawaii researchers have updated scientific models that confirm that low-lying areas of the islands face a lesser known but more insidious threat from sea-level rise generated by global warming: groundwater flooding. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Honolulu Police Department’s bomb squad responded after a suspicious object was found at Hanauma Bay on Saturday morning. The state park was evacuated and then reopened to the public in the early afternoon. A bomb squad pick-up truck, bottom, left the park.

Suspicious object closes Hanauma Bay

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Honolulu Police Department’s bomb squad responded after a suspicious object was found at Hanauma Bay on Saturday morning. The state park was evacuated and then reopened to the public in the early afternoon. A bomb squad pick-up truck, bottom, left the park.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 8:26 am
City officials closed a busy Hanauma Bay for about three hours Saturday to investigate what turned out to be a military flare. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Julie Rocho-Levine, Dolphin Quest Oahu’s manager of marine animals, plays with Nainoa, one of the porpoises that lives at the Kahala Hotel. A resolution at the Legislature would urge Hawaii facilities that hold and breed captive cetaceans to discontinue doing so.

Resolution urges halt to captivity of cetaceans

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Julie Rocho-Levine, Dolphin Quest Oahu’s manager of marine animals, plays with Nainoa, one of the porpoises that lives at the Kahala Hotel. A resolution at the Legislature would urge Hawaii facilities that hold and breed captive cetaceans to discontinue doing so.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 12:08 am
A resolution moving in the state House says interacting with acrobatic, touchy-feely dolphins should become a thing of the past in Hawaii. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Christmas tree and wreath displays are a highlight of the annual Honolulu City Lights display. The City Council has approved a bill that would amend the Fire Code to allow real Christmas trees inside Honolulu Hale for the first time since 2012.

Live trees may return to city holiday display

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Christmas tree and wreath displays are a highlight of the annual Honolulu City Lights display. The City Council has approved a bill that would amend the Fire Code to allow real Christmas trees inside Honolulu Hale for the first time since 2012.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm
Live Christmas trees would again be allowed in Honolulu Hale under a bill unanimously approved by the City Council on Wednesday despite strong objections from the Honolulu Fire Department. Read More
COURTESY HAWAII OPERA THEATRE
                                Kristin Clayton, left, Keith Phares and Frederica Von Stade portray members of a dysfunctional family in “Three Decembers,” a Hawaii Opera Theatre production staged this weekend at Hawaii Theatre.

Opera review: A magnificent “Three Decembers”

COURTESY HAWAII OPERA THEATRE
                                Kristin Clayton, left, Keith Phares and Frederica Von Stade portray members of a dysfunctional family in “Three Decembers,” a Hawaii Opera Theatre production staged this weekend at Hawaii Theatre.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm
So that’s how it’s done. That’s how you tell a story that’s funny, sad, sweet, heart-wrenching and real, all at the same time. Read More
COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More
COURTESY JON WEBB
                                A boat belonging to a Kailua resident was engulfed in flames Saturday in Kaneohe Bay. Firefighters extinguished the blaze around 2:02 p.m.

Man rescued after blaze engulfs boat

COURTESY JON WEBB
                                A boat belonging to a Kailua resident was engulfed in flames Saturday in Kaneohe Bay. Firefighters extinguished the blaze around 2:02 p.m.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm
A Kailua man was rescued Saturday after his powerboat caught on fire in Kaneohe Bay and sent up a thick plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles. Read More
ocean

3 rescued from ocean off Big Island

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Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Three people were rescued Saturday after two girls were swept out to sea off Shipman Beach in Puna, firefighters said. Read More
insect

Shrinking of land linked to isles’ biodiversity loss

insect

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:34 pm
It is not news that animal and plant diversity has been declining on every major Hawaiian island except for Hawaii island. Read More

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