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                                Fearing Trump’s rule, environmentalists want a state ban on a dangerous pesticide.

State ban sought on pesticide

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

State ban sought on pesticide

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

Newswatch

Big Isle Council to revisit food container proposal

A Hawaii County Council committee is expected to revisit restrictions for plastic foam food containers. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

911 Report

Convicted felon arrested in alleged theft

A 29-year-old convicted felon was arrested in connection with a theft Sunday after he was seen fleeing in a vehicle from an incident in Waikiki by a witness who called police and gave officers the license plate number, police said. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 10:15 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

New bus rates will raise cost for some single-fare riders

Question: My granddaughter catches the bus one-way home from Pearl City High School to Waianae and transfers two times. Will she have to pay $2.50 instead of the $1.25 she now pays? I don’t think that’s fair. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Lee Cataluna

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                                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

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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

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                                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