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“This exercise suggested that between 30 to 40 percent of the new facilities could be built on existing campuses, further reducing the need for new school sites. A reduction of 40 percent of the land requirement is reflected in an adjusted impact fee of $5,858.”
                                Kathryn Matayoshi
                                Schools superintendent

DOE reduces proposed fee on housing along rail line

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm

DOE reduces proposed fee on housing along rail line

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Newswatch

AARP sets talk on Medicare by Hanabusa

A town hall-style meeting on protecting Medicare benefits is scheduled for Friday with U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm

911 Report

Man, 85, nearly drowns off Waikiki

An 85-year-old man was in critical condition after nearly drowning Monday morning in Waikiki, Emergency Medical Services said. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read More

Kokua Line

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Bill would allow dispensaries to create pot-infused edibles

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 11:02 am
Question: I read with interest the news that companies are being approved to grow marijuana for medical use. My question is, Will their dispensaries be providing an edible or drinkable form? Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Kauai residents campaign to save historic Lihue Post Office

COURTESY HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm
In the era of Twitter feuds and email blasts, some Kauai residents are using a decidedly low-tech, high-kitsch form of messaging to save an even older method of communication. Read More

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

The election hogged the headlines as we “flASHback” on November’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

Facts of the Matter

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                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses

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                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. People discover new uses and new methods every day for use in health, industry, business, entertainment and scientific research. Read More

Volcanic Ash

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

Finally, real state action on our No. 1 crisis: homes

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
Two state Senate committees are finally trying to put real money behind the state’s so-far anemic attempts to address Hawaii’s affordable-housing crisis, arguably our No. 1 problem. Read More

Skywatch

Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue to light the sky

The planets continue to put on a good show this February. The Big Dipper returns to our evening skies, as it does every winter, and the Southern Cross brightens the predawn sky. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:57 am

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Colorful reef habitats offer shelter from a storm

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Mother Nature doesn’t care if visitors have only one week to enjoy paradise. An unseasonal storm front moved over Palau and stalled there. Read More