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ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Stephen and Lisa Higa have severe flood damage to their home, which sits near the Wailuku River on Maui. Lisa Higa was pulling into her driveway on Sept. 13 when the van she was driving was nearly swept away by the floodwater. Her children and mother were rescued from the roof of their house by Maui fire personnel.

Recovery slow for Maui flood victims

Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Recovery slow for Maui flood victims

Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Newswatch

COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
                                Paul Lim

Mariner sailing to Canada goes missing

COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
                                Paul Lim

Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 12:32 am
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Canadian sailor who was last seen leaving Hilo in early August. Read More

911 Report

Man pulled from choppy surf

A 55-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after he was pulled unconscious from waters off Malaekahana. Read More
Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read More
Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 12:48 am

Kokua Line

JAMM AQUINO/ JAN. 25
                                Institute for Human Services veterans services coordinator Keith Billingsley, right, and volunteer Melissa Bowen talk to Donna Mendoza along Alawai Boulevard during the annual homeless Point in Time count and census on Jan. 25 in Waikiki.

Homeless census includes data on mental illness, drug use

JAMM AQUINO/ JAN. 25
                                Institute for Human Services veterans services coordinator Keith Billingsley, right, and volunteer Melissa Bowen talk to Donna Mendoza along Alawai Boulevard during the annual homeless Point in Time count and census on Jan. 25 in Waikiki.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Question: Does the homeless census keep track of how many of the people are mentally ill or using drugs? If so, what are the numbers for Oahu? … Read More

Lee Cataluna

Isle actor shows skills, style in personal music challenge

In this time of great innovation, so much creative energy, especially in music, is oddly (sweetly) focused on nostalgia. Read More
Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 12:53 am

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Move from downtown gave nuns site with art deco charm

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Updated on  June 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm
As you approach the front of the art deco building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school at Nuuanu and Bates, your eyes can’t miss the nearly 15-foot-high grand entry doors of carved koa. It’s hard to think of others like them anywhere else in Honolulu. Read More

Incidental Lives

He struggles and strives, despite life’s hard knocks

Just 27 years old, Jarek Barnett of Mililani has endured a seeming lifetime of trials without surrendering an inch of his expansive faith in the goodness of the world. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Voter turnout still shameful with isles hitting record low

It’s the last Sunday in August and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.

Massive power of lightning as erratic as it is impressive

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.
Electricity is a strange phenomenon. Since Benjamin Franklin’s time, we have learned a great amount about it. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Rail is headed for the deep after a long, pricey journey

It’s the last Sunday in September and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Skywatch

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Venus will brighten the sky at dusk all through October

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Venus is that blazing light you see in the western sky at dusk throughout October, outshining all other points of light in the sky. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Oahu hui works to protect urban-dwelling white terns

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm
If you love the white terns that flit around our trees and add joy to our city, join the club. Really. There is a club. Read More

Shining Stars

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.

UH students receive $10,000 awards

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.
Six University of Hawaii graduate students have received $10,000 awards from the Soroptimist International Founder Region. Read More