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                                The Hetrick and Anderson families posed for a group shot after a news conference at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Wednesday evening. In the foreground are Ben and Robert Hetrick, sons of Clarendon Hetrick. Standing behind, at left, are granddaughters Stephanie (holding her daughter Clarabell Rose) and Alicia Hetrick, along with wife of John Anderson, Karolyn Anderson, and her son John Anderson Jr.

2 sailors laid to rest in the hulk of the Arizona

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm

2 sailors laid to rest in the hulk of the Arizona

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Newswatch

Maui singer’s album nominated for Grammy

A debut album by a little-known Maui singer-songwriter is Hawaii’s lone entry in the regional roots album category of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

911 Report

Waimanalo hit-run suspect released

Honolulu police announced Wednesday they released the 26-year-old Waimanalo woman who was arrested late Monday night in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of an 8-month-old boy. Read More
Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 10:30 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

Groups coordinating to fight rise in East Oahu burglaries

Question: There are rumors about break-ins in our neighborhood. … Is anybody doing anything about this? I don’t have time to go to a lot of community meetings. Read More
Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Helemano Elementary counselor Stephen Chinen poses with his newly published workbook, “Rainbows in Me.”

Counselor’s rainbows act as peace ambassadors

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Helemano Elementary counselor Stephen Chinen poses with his newly published workbook, “Rainbows in Me.”

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 12:21 am
Helemano Elementary is a little school tucked in the back of a Whitmore Village neighborhood where houses have corrugated metal roofs and second-floor balconies laced with Christmas lights. 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’

Facts of the Matter

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Many factors affect moon’s trip around Earth

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Just about everyone knows that the moon orbits Earth once every month. What we do not commonly know is that the moon’s orbit is not circular; it is elliptical. 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

Skywatch

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