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Cracks exposed in rail materials

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 12:49 am

Cracks exposed in rail materials

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 12:49 am

Newswatch

Camping is banned at park until 2017

No camping will be allowed for the rest of the year at the city’s Waimanalo Beach Park, which will be closed for renovations starting Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

911 Report

Suspect in 4 bank robberies charged

A 28-year-old Waianae man was charged Wednesday with robbing four banks — including three on Friday — in Mili­lani and Pearl City. Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 10:19 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  September 25, 2016 at 12:48 am

Kokua Line

Shred documents, recycle electronics at future events

Question: Please advise if there is a schedule of recurring paper shredding and electronic disposal, which is free and open to the public? Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Lee Cataluna

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The 70th Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade starts at Ala Moana Park and continues on Kalakaua Ave. and ends at Kapiolani Park. This is the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, Dale Akeo (King, front left), Lynn Akeo (Queen, front right), Louis Akeo (Prince, behind, left), Lily Garrero (Princess, behind right) and Hoakalei Hina Kamau’u (chanter, middle between the prince and princess).

Hawaiians are individuals in thought, like any people

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The 70th Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade starts at Ala Moana Park and continues on Kalakaua Ave. and ends at Kapiolani Park. This is the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, Dale Akeo (King, front left), Lynn Akeo (Queen, front right), Louis Akeo (Prince, behind, left), Lily Garrero (Princess, behind right) and Hoakalei Hina Kamau’u (chanter, middle between the prince and princess).

Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 9:48 am
If there was one step we could take, one shift in perception, that would move every discussion about Native Hawaiian issues forward, it would be this: Read More

Incidental Lives

He struggles and strives, despite life’s hard knocks

Just 27 years old, Jarek Barnett of Mililani has endured a seeming lifetime of trials without surrendering an inch of his expansive faith in the goodness of the world. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Voter turnout still shameful with isles hitting record low

It’s the last Sunday in August and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Facts of the Matter

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                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.

Massive power of lightning as erratic as it is impressive

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                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.
Electricity is a strange phenomenon. Since Benjamin Franklin’s time, we have learned a great amount about it. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Rail is headed for the deep after a long, pricey journey

It’s the last Sunday in September and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Skywatch

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Venus will brighten the sky at dusk all through October

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Venus is that blazing light you see in the western sky at dusk throughout October, outshining all other points of light in the sky. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Oahu hui works to protect urban-dwelling white terns

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm
If you love the white terns that flit around our trees and add joy to our city, join the club. Really. There is a club. Read More

Shining Stars

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                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.

UH students receive $10,000 awards

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.
Six University of Hawaii graduate students have received $10,000 awards from the Soroptimist International Founder Region. Read More