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                                More than 750,000 visitors came to Hawaii in January, according to figures released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. A family walked along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on Tuesday.

Visitor industry had a good January

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Visitor industry had a good January

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Newswatch

All islands remain under flash flood watch

A flash flood watch remains in effect through this afternoon for the Hawaiian Islands as a strong atmospheric trough generates a moist and unstable air mass. Thunderstorms are possible, the National Weather Service said. Read More
Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 9:38 pm

911 Report

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Honolulu police officer investigated Tuesday at the scene where a woman fell out of a van and died.

Woman dies after falling out of van

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Honolulu police officer investigated Tuesday at the scene where a woman fell out of a van and died.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm
A 29-year-old woman died Tuesday after she fell out of the passenger door of a van and hit the road. Read More

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

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Marijuana

Businesses may deny users of medical pot, experts say

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Marijuana

Updated on  March 1, 2017 at 12:15 am
Kokua Line received several questions asking how tourism- business operators and employees should react when customers or prospective customers appear to be using medical marijuana. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Ohana places its aloha over a framework of malasadas

Malasadas have largely become something you buy at a certain bakery, stand in line for at a certain carnival or buy from a certain relative to support their school fundraiser. Read More
Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm

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

COURTESY PHOTO
                                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

COURTESY PHOTO
                                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

COURTESY PIXABAY

Brightest planets to take turns illuminating March

COURTESY PIXABAY

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

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.

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