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Hughes Corp. sues over alleged deficiencies in Waiea tower

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 12:39 am

Hughes Corp. sues over alleged deficiencies in Waiea tower

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 12:39 am


New dean hired for UH’s College of Education

Professor Nathan Murata has been tapped to take over as dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Jan. 1, replacing Donald B. Young, who is retiring. Read More
Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 12:28 am

911 Report

High school student is robbed at gunpoint

CrimeStoppers and police are asking for the public’s help in locating two masked males involved in a gunpoint robbery of a Kapolei High School student. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

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 listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

Kokua Line

Bicycles ridden at night must have lights and reflectors

Question: I was just curious with the news of the increase in bicyclist deaths. Are lights and reflectors required, especially at night? Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Lee Cataluna

A careful life and a bygone era are embodied in a lost list

The way the paper was folded, it looked like a personal check — one of those basic blue ones — just lying on the asphalt of the parking stall as though dropped from a pocket or purse. Read More
Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Incidental Lives

Confidence, culture help teen with school transition

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm
From kindergarten though grade eight, much of what Kehaulani “Kai” Smith understood of the world came through the filter of her immediate family and her only slightly extended family at Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School. Read More


Choice of new police chief turns fumble to touchdown

Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm
It’s the last Sunday of ­October and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Research hints at healing potential of bioelectricity

Luigi Galvani discovered bioelectricity in the late 1770s when he began to experiment with muscular contraction of frog’s legs by electrical stimulation. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 12:17 am

Volcanic Ash

State Hospital escape shows unacceptable acceptance by legislators

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm
Randall Saito’s escape from the Hawaii State Hospital sent Gov. David Ige and state legislators running to the microphones to declare it “unacceptable.” You think? Read More


Using the star compass in oceanic wayfinding

The beauty of the Star Compass is its natural symmetry and reflective quality, allowing the navigator to use nature’s clues to determine direction. Read More
Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Ocean Watch

Minuscule ‘water bears’ are uncanny survivors

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 10:09 pm
Water bears have survived temperatures as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 456 degrees. The animals have also lived through vacuums, intense radiationand zero oxygen. Read More