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                                Kahu Kordell Kekoa blessed the entrance of the operations building at the foot of the restored aerological tower during a dedication of the tower at Ford Island on Sunday. The two-story tower became the eye of the storm during the Pearl Harbor attack.

‘Hallowed ground’ of Pearl Harbor attack preserved

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm

‘Hallowed ground’ of Pearl Harbor attack preserved

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm


Public is cautioned on explosives

The state is working to bring awareness to the dangers of unexploded ordnance left over from World War II on the northwestern part of the Big Island. Read More
Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

911 Report

Moped rider dies in crash on Kalihi Street

A 19-year-old man died after he lost control of the moped he was driving and crashed into a guardrail Saturday night in Kalihi, police said. Read More
Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 11:33 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  December 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Kokua Line

Isle volunteer opportunities are described on websites

Question: I have a friend’s daughter from the mainland wanting to do a month of volunteer work on Oahu for college credit. Are there websites that list volunteer opportunities on our island? Read More
Updated on  December 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

Lee Cataluna

                                People crowding at Haleakala National Park during sunrise in 2006.

The thing about sacred spots is that we can’t all be there

                                People crowding at Haleakala National Park during sunrise in 2006.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 10:02 am
And here it is again: a part of Hawaii unlike any other place in the world being loved to death. Read More

Incidental Lives

She has put in the work, persevered and will win

Friends and family haven’t seen nearly as much of Kitty Souza lately — and they couldn’t be happier. Read More
Updated on  November 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm


A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Facts of the Matter

Definition of standard meter length has changed over centuries

You might not realize it, but certain fundamental units are the basis for all of our everyday measurements as well as those of the most precise scientific experiments. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing

With the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C., the local GOP is crying about Hawaii being out of step because of our all-Democratic congressional delegation. Yes, Hawaii would probably benefit from having a Republican voice on Capitol Hill, as the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki once provided. Read More


December’s full moon to be a little less ‘super’

The “super” full moon of Nov. 13-14 was in fact the closest full moon since 1948. While the full moon of Dec. 13 is still referred to as a supermoon, it’s barely in the club. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Ocean Watch

Some reef encounters captured in blink of eye

One of the pleasures of being home after an adventure is sorting photos of the trip. But as I go through pictures of my recent sailing trip in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, I’m also enjoying the images my mind took when it was too dark or too distant to shoot, or when I didn’t feel like looking at something marvelous through a lens. Read More
Updated on  November 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm