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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                The 19th Annual Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance Ceremony was held Sunday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in honor of Pacific American veterans. Vietnam War veterans and members of the Special Forces Association, retired Col. Gary Chamberlin, left, retired Sgt. Maj. Bob Silva and retired Lt. Col. “Jay” Ledee held hands during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha.”

Sense of ‘welcome’ follows bitterness of GI’s return home

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                The 19th Annual Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance Ceremony was held Sunday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in honor of Pacific American veterans. Vietnam War veterans and members of the Special Forces Association, retired Col. Gary Chamberlin, left, retired Sgt. Maj. Bob Silva and retired Lt. Col. “Jay” Ledee held hands during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha.”

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm
Gary Chamberlin recalled protesters yelling and spitting on him as he arrived at the airport in Honolulu on his return trip from the Vietnam War. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Aerial view of Kakaako Waterfront Park. Kakaako Makai, Kakaako, Point Panic.

OHA develops nine parcels of Kakaako land

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Aerial view of Kakaako Waterfront Park. Kakaako Makai, Kakaako, Point Panic.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Valuable but largely underused land along Honolulu’s urban waterfront is being readied for development again by a state agency, and this time a controversial element of residential use is not being sought. Read More
COURTESY MARYKNOLL SCHOOL
                                Maryknoll School Mandarin teacher Jane Luo, top left, goes over new vocabulary with first-grade student Mia by testing her recognition of the Chinese characters and their English meanings.

Maryknoll students will be taught using Chinese language

COURTESY MARYKNOLL SCHOOL
                                Maryknoll School Mandarin teacher Jane Luo, top left, goes over new vocabulary with first-grade student Mia by testing her recognition of the Chinese characters and their English meanings.
Starting this fall, many kindergartners at Maryknoll School will learn their ABCs in English and their 1-2-3s in Chinese with the launch of the first Mandarin immersion program during the school day in Hawaii. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2014
                                Musician Martin Pahinui.

Musician Martin Pahinui loses battle with cancer

JAMM AQUINO / 2014
                                Musician Martin Pahinui.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm
With bloodlines that reached to the heart of contemporary Hawaiian music, Martin Pahinui distinguished himself as a gifted vocalist and musician and a successful recording artist. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Ryan Zinke

Hands off monuments, Cabinet member is told

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Ryan Zinke

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 11:36 pm
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is wasting time and money by conducting a review of more than two dozen federally protected areas. Read More

Policy with defunct insurer might have been transferred

Question: I have a life insurance policy with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. from 1981. I can’t find this company in the phone book. How do I find out whether this insurance company still exists and how I can contact it? Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Vital Statistics

Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with thestate Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
 

Suspect No. 2 charged in May 17 robbery

The second of three suspects has been charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in Punchbowl that police said involved suspects impersonating police officers. Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Lahaina woman found dead in waters off Baby Beach

Maui fire rescue personnel recovered the body of a 70-year-old Lahaina woman from waters off Baby Beach hours after her two young grandchildren who accompanied her to the beach returned to her nearby home without her. Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm
 

Get Involved

Meetings, ongoing events and neighborhood boards. Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm
JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 2016
                                A man tends to a section of railing that came loose from two men who fell from the top level. A City Council committee last week deferred a bill that would require periodic inspections and mandatory corrective action for unsafe conditions at commercial buildings, condominiums and apartments three stories or higher — a measure introduced from this accident.

Building inspection measure deferred

JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 2016
                                A man tends to a section of railing that came loose from two men who fell from the top level. A City Council committee last week deferred a bill that would require periodic inspections and mandatory corrective action for unsafe conditions at commercial buildings, condominiums and apartments three stories or higher — a measure introduced from this accident.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 9:48 am
A City Council committee last week deferred a bill that would require periodic inspections and mandatory corrective action for unsafe conditions at commercial buildings, condominiums and apartments three stories or higher — a measure introduced in the wake of a fatal Ala Moana Center accident in which a railing collapsed. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Suzanne Case, DLNR director and chairwoman of the board, says the state’s permit program was effective but should have had more rent adjustments.

Rent increases arrive for long-held state land parcels

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Suzanne Case, DLNR director and chairwoman of the board, says the state’s permit program was effective but should have had more rent adjustments.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 8:56 am
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has increased rents on nearly 300 month-to-month land permits by as much as 27 percent to account for its failure to adjust prices for years despite a 2005 board policy calling for regular reviews. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                As with all of our monthly star maps, the June map is good for 10 p.m. early in the month, 9 p.m. in the middle of the month and 8 p.m. at the end of the month. As our map shows, Jupiter and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the mid-evening sky.

Jupiter and Saturn take prime spots in June sky

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                As with all of our monthly star maps, the June map is good for 10 p.m. early in the month, 9 p.m. in the middle of the month and 8 p.m. at the end of the month. As our map shows, Jupiter and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the mid-evening sky.
This June provides a great chance to see the solar system’s biggest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, throughout most of the evening. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI

Gabbard pledges to reject donations from PACs

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:15 pm
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has pledged to forgo campaign contributions from political action committees, commonly known as PACs, joining just a handful of other members of Congress who have recently rejected the money from special interest groups. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu has re-created details of everyday life at the Honouliuli Internment Camp to take visitors back to when the camp was in use during World War II. The exhibit in particular is aimed at helping children understand the fear and discrimination that those of Japanese ancestry felt when they were ordered to live there.

Internment camp exhibit portrays hardships, fears

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu has re-created details of everyday life at the Honouliuli Internment Camp to take visitors back to when the camp was in use during World War II. The exhibit in particular is aimed at helping children understand the fear and discrimination that those of Japanese ancestry felt when they were ordered to live there.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm
Entering a room at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu takes visitors back to a time of war and fear. A model Japanese bomber plane hangs from the ceiling, and next to it is a replica guard watchtower and interrogation tent. There are processing tags at the tent and signs emblazoned with “interrogation” and “stop” in bold lettering. Read More
COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY / ‘ŌIWI
                                Hokule‘a has sailed more than 31,000 nautical miles since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, making stops in 16 countries. More than 200 volunteer crew members have participated in different legs of the journey.

Ceremony marks Hokule‘a’s equatorial crossing

COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY / ‘ŌIWI
                                Hokule‘a has sailed more than 31,000 nautical miles since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, making stops in 16 countries. More than 200 volunteer crew members have participated in different legs of the journey.
Crew members aboard the Hokule‘a performed a traditional awa ceremony on Friday to mark the canoe’s traverse over the equator on its way back to Hawaii. Read More
KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Vehicles drove through flooding caused by a king tide Friday at the intersection of Kilihau and Ahua streets in Mapunapuna.

Isles hunker down as king tides roll in

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Vehicles drove through flooding caused by a king tide Friday at the intersection of Kilihau and Ahua streets in Mapunapuna.
The much-anticipated onset of the highest tides in more than a century spurred a flurry of precautionary activity along coastal areas in the state but so far no serious damage or disruption. Read More

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