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Wildland fire danger elevated in Hawaii with drought in forecast

Wildland fire danger elevated in Hawaii with drought in forecast


Hanauma Bay reopens after high bacteria levels force 2-day closure

Hanauma Bay reopened after the state Department of Health canceled a high bacteria advisory issued Thursday. Read More

911 Report

Man dies after excavator accident in Hauula

A 30-year-old man was in critical condition Sunday after he was crushed by the bucket of a backhoe in Hauula. 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. The dates indicate when the information was filed. Read More

Kokua Line

Kokua Line: Upgrade to gold-star license online if Real ID records are on file

Question: My current Hawaii driver’s license doesn’t expire until 2022. If I apply for a duplicate license, will it have the required gold star to meet future government ID requirements? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Hurricane survey asks crucial questions

Every time a hurricane was heading our way this summer, the same confusion and fear would rise up and echo around the hours of media storm coverage, questions of whether to evacuate, where to go and what to bring. After a while, it became clear nobody had a good handle on this. Read More

Incidental Lives

Column: Display artist makes space for the spirit of the season

The Kealoha Arms condominium in Makiki was constructed in 1970 and rises seven walk-up stories with 32 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. There’s a pool. A nice recreation area, as well. Read More


fl(ASH)back: Going from the ridiculous to the profane

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

Facts of the Matter

Column: There’s little chance that Earth has galactic siblings

Earth is a unique planet in the solar system, and may be the only one of its kind anywhere. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Volcanic Ash: Caring efforts are energizing the fight against homelessness

It’s a sign of our cruel times that some 4,500 Oahuans will spend the holidays out in the cold, but heartening to see so many meaningful and caring efforts to bring them in. Read More


Skywatch: Geminid meteor shower to dazzle December skies

The annual Geminid meteor shower runs through the first two weeks of December and peaks around 2 a.m. Dec. 14. Read More

Ocean Watch

Susan Scott: Readers share facts on spiny lobsters

Two readers emailed to correct my statement last week regarding the state’s rules on the killing of spiny lobsters. According to the latest Hawaii Fishing Regulations, published in March, it is illegal to kill any female spiny lobsters. Ever. Read More

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