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Neutral party sought in heiress’s case

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Neutral party sought in heiress’s case

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm


Man found dead from apparent electrocution

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm
A 48-year-old man died by electrocution downtown late Sunday morning, apparently while cutting copper wiring, Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said. Read More

911 Report

Crash victim ID’d as Kailua-Kona woman

A 71-year-old woman who died Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Hawaii island has been identified as Bernadette Chock of Kailua-Kona. Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, the Honolulu StarAdvertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Kokua Line

Lower-priced senior passes for national parks available by mail

Question: I’m a senior and am interested in purchasing a national park pass before the price hike on Monday. I can’t travel to Maui or the Big Island by the deadline. Is there a local office in Honolulu to purchase the Senior Pass? Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Lee Cataluna

Tourism’s growth has squeezed us into apathy

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Even if tourists aren’t being loud and obnoxious, if the numbers are beyond a place’s capacity, everyone suffers. Read More

Incidental Lives

Sacred Hearts student’s bee work has grade-A reputation

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Prior to last year, what Aubree Davis knew about bees — they buzz, they sting — could fit into the cell of a honeycomb with room to spare. Read More


Who needs plans, audits if you’ve got big backers?

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm
It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Gravitational waves offer astronomical revelations

Updated on  August 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm
In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity is not a force as it was in Newton’s description. In Newton’s view, gravity was due to the attraction of two masses according to the size of the masses and the distance between them. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Management, not funding, of rail needs to be explored

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm
State legislators are focused on the wrong question heading into their Aug. 28 special session on Oahu’s $10 billion runaway train. Read More


Isles will get partial view of Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:02 pm
For the United States, the biggest astronomy story for 2017 is the total eclipse of the sun that occurs over much of the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. Read More

Ocean Watch

Grotesque acorn worm helps clean sand in sea

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm
An acorn worm’s skin is so thin that when it’s full of sand, which is nearly always, the creature bursts open if you pick it up. Read More