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                                Mady Chapman, 7, swam Monday among thousands of floating lanterns during the Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Lantern-floating ceremony sends memories to sea

Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Lantern-floating ceremony sends memories to sea

Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Newswatch

Lihue sets multiple heat records for May

For Lihue, May has been a wild month of record-breaking heat, followed by unusually heavy dry-season rain Saturday. Read More
Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm

911 Report

Moped rider critically injured in crash

A 25-year-old Honolulu man remained in critical condition Monday after he slammed into a rock wall while riding a moped in Haleiwa. Read More

Vital Statistics

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

Kokua Line

Visitor passes are available for restricted parking zone in Kalihi

Question: I have some more questions about the parking restrictions they’re doing at Wilson Tract, especially since it looks like they’re expanding it. Read More
Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS
                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Kamehameha program celebrates 50 years of sharing Hawaiian culture with kids

COURTESY KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS
                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Somewhere in your house, you may still have the ipu. Somewhere in your head, you can still recall the songs. Ei nei, look at us! Read More

Incidental Lives

Good deeds no big thing, insists this good citizen

With experience comes anticipation and with constancy, discernment. Read More

fl(ASH)back

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.

Bad things come to those taking a stand in Legislature

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.
It’s the last Sunday in May and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Zealandia debate centers on definition of a continent

The continents are: Australia, Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Zealandia. Read More
Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Volcanic Ash

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.

Souki’s House career lasted 35 years for good reason

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.
It would be negligent to let the 2017 Legislature get too far away without voicing an appreciation of Rep. Joe Souki, who resigned as House speaker at the session’s end. Read More

Skywatch

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

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A shrimp at low tide off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waits for a spring tide to return and carry it away.

Spring tides are perfect for strolling among reef

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A shrimp at low tide off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waits for a spring tide to return and carry it away.
When sailing among the hundreds of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, there are no activities I would choose over snorkeling or diving. Except during spring tides. Then, with pleasure, I choose walking. Read More