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Tuesday, September 16, 2014         

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Arashi, a five-member Japa­nese boy band that announced its formation in 1999 while sailing on a yacht off Hono­lulu, returns to Oahu this weekend to celebrate its 15th anniversary and play its first concert outside of Asia.  Story »

A spate of police-involved shootings this summer — two of them fatal — has raised questions about procedures and training at the Honolulu Police Department. In back-to-back cases a week apart, drivers in their 50s were killed in close range by multiple shots from July 24 to Aug. 6. Story »

Embattled retired car dealer James Pflueger reportedly was scheduled to finalize the sale Friday of 383 acres near the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai's north shore where a massive mudslide occurred in 2001 because of reckless and unauthorized grading and landscaping.  Story »

As Puna residents brace for the approaching lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, its larger sibling continues to show signs of awakening.  Story »

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann wants Hawaii voters to do something they have never done before: elect an independent as governor.  Story »

Kilauea Volcano's June 27 flow shifted to the north Sunday, moving the front away from Kaohe Homesteads but toward Pahoa Village and the area's main highway.  Story »

For Monday, September 15, 2014
City looks to grow mental health program • Crimes during emergency hold stiffer penalties • Lack of staff cancels visits with prisoners
For Monday, September 15, 2014
A 43-year-old man was charged in connection with an assault in which a police lieutenant was knocked down by a stolen car Aug.
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
For Monday, September 15, 2014
1 killed, 1 injured in motorcycle crashes • Big waves forecast for south shores • Loaned tent allows movie night to go on
For Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Diane Opuulani Nizo Brown • Henrietta Amoehiona Kehaulani Buan • Maril Yasuko Chun • Douglas Forbes Cushnie • John B. Eguires • William Extencion • Ethel Mitsuko Higa • and more
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While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

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When Kaimuki Middle School health teacher Minette Fernandez collapsed with heart failure in the middle of class in May, her students knew exactly what to do. Thanks to their quick action in calling 911, paramedics arrived just in time to save Fernandez's life.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

I recently received an email with the subject "Crab on V-land beach." (V-land, or Velzyland, is a North Shore surf spot.) Reader Bill Quinlan wrote, "I have attached two photos of a dead crab we found this afternoon. Story »

Question: My cousin sent me a YouTube video of poisonous chopsticks from China. I checked the chopsticks in my kitchen drawer and, seeing they were from China, threw them out right away. Does Hawaii check Chinese hashi? Story »

The primary election was a lesson in comeuppance as we "flASHback" on August's news that amused and confused: Story »

A rule of good management is to never let anybody get comfortable in a bad situation. That's why the City Council was right to rein in the homeless overrunning Waikiki by giving police tools to clear the sidewalks and control urinating and defecating in public spaces. Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »

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