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                                Krishniah Murthy, left, interim executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation; City Councilman Joey Manahan; Mayor Kirk Caldwell; and Councilwoman Kymberly Pine listened to testimony Monday at the state Capitol at a hearing regarding funding for the rail project.

Senators blast city leaders over rail funds

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Senators blast city leaders over rail funds

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Newswatch

Half-foot of snow forecast for Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa

Lightning and more than 6 inches of snow could hit the summits of Hawaii island beginning today, the National Weather Service said. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

911 Report

Suspect dies in plunge from lookout

A man who was a suspect in a felony investigation was talking to police Friday when he plunged to his death from the rocks near the Makapuu Lookout. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 9:59 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

Community pool in Wahiawa to be ready by May, city says

Question: When is the Wahiawa swimming pool going to reopen? Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Lee Cataluna

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                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

A reporter’s work can still move mountains

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                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Not every story requires the kind of hardcore document-dig that this one did, and not every story has the impact that Andrew Gomes’ story has, but it is an example of why newspapers still matter and what classic journalism can still do. 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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.

Republicans fighting over how to best ruin things

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.
It’s the last Sunday in February and time to “flASHback” on recent news that amused and confused. Read More

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

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Brightest planets to take turns illuminating March

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Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
All five naked-eye planets are visible in March, and there is at least one planet visible at any time through the night. Read More

Ocean Watch

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                                Manta rays are gentle giants that are plankton feeders, swimming forward with mouths open to sift the water for food. Paddlelike flaps on each side of the mouth direct plankton down the hatch.

Yap’s gentle giants of the reef prove a bit timid, too

COURTESY MANTA RAY BAY RESORT
                                Manta rays are gentle giants that are plankton feeders, swimming forward with mouths open to sift the water for food. Paddlelike flaps on each side of the mouth direct plankton down the hatch.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm
I loved Yap’s super-friendly people, entwined mangrove forests and pristine reefs. It wasn’t what I expected but that’s the beauty of travel. You get to generate your own impressions. Read More