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Hawaii News

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                                Workers are filling the potholes with an asphalt mix and using various methods to patch the road.

After years of neglect, crews race to fix roads

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

After years of neglect, crews race to fix roads

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Newswatch

COURTESY DANIEL WAGNER / NOAA
                                A new species of deep-water algae was photographed by a scuba diver at 200 feet at Kure Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:01 am

Marine monument yields new limu species

COURTESY DANIEL WAGNER / NOAA
                                A new species of deep-water algae was photographed by a scuba diver at 200 feet at Kure Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:01 am
Scientists have discovered four new species of limu in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument that were collected in depths not typically known for marine algae. Read More

911 Report

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Crash into cop car leads to arrest

A 41-year-old Hawaii Kai man crashed a stolen vehicle into a police patrol car last week in Pearl City, police said. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Vital Statistics

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week. The dates listed do not necessarily reflect the actual marriage or birth date, just when the information was filed. Marriage announcements do not represent all those filed, only those who consented to the release of the information. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Kokua Line

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Seniors, lower-income filers can get taxes prepared free

Question: I am currently unemployed but must file taxes nonetheless. Is there anything for people in my situation, who need help filling out the paperwork? Read More
Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Lee Cataluna

Ferry plans face big hurdle in swelling culture of ‘no’

When Gov. Ige brought up the specter of the Superferry in his State of the State address, it seemed he was using it to contrast his administration’s approach to the Thirty Meter Telescope from the way the Superferry was forced through. Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Cathedral renovation aims to revive 19th-century style

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm
“Although the Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace) has been renovated in the past and had been maintained over the years, there has not been a major project to address her comprehensive needs for decades.” Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Dad gives his kids the world — in this case, Spectraland

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
You love your kids. You’d give them the world if you could. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Leaders dig into new round of frustration and frivolity

Legislative silly season is upon us as we “flASHback” on January’s news that amused and confused Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.

Moon’s ‘dark side’ is often confused with its far side

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.
The headline read, “China to land on dark side of the moon.” Unlike the Force of “Star Wars” fame, the moon has no permanent dark side. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Schatz’s style in U.S. Senate shows similarities to Inouye

In many ways, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz seems the opposite of the man he replaced, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Whatever Happened To

No criminal charges filed against sisters

Skywatch

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am

Follow these tips to locate February’s 5-planet parade

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am
Throughout February, all five naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — can be seen in the morning sky at the same time. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A crown-of-thorns starfish eats rice coral in New Caledonia. Research is inconclusive on whether the animal does lasting harm to coral reefs.

Starfish that dines on coral is a management challenge

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A crown-of-thorns starfish eats rice coral in New Caledonia. Research is inconclusive on whether the animal does lasting harm to coral reefs.
‘If I see one in an area, I leave it,” a knowledgeable Palauan dive guide told me recently. “But if there’s two or more, I kill them.” Read More

Shining Stars

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

‘Iolani School senior will compete for national scholarship

‘Iolani School senior Amy Uehara was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2016 at the annual scholarship program finals, known previously as Hawaii’s Junior Miss. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm