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                                U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter gave opening remarks Friday in Ko Olina at the launch of a two-day summit of ASEAN defense ministers.

Pentagon chief meets with ASEAN partners in Hawaii

Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Pentagon chief meets with ASEAN partners in Hawaii

Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Newswatch

Puna Geothermal plant releases steam

Puna Geothermal Venture reported a release of steam Thursday afternoon from one of its wells, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm

911 Report

COURTESY HAWAII ISLAND POLICE
                                Gary Simpkins

Robbery suspect arrested twice in 3 days

COURTESY HAWAII ISLAND POLICE
                                Gary Simpkins

Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm
A 22-year-old Puna man was arrested Thursday in a terroristic threatening case some two days after he was released by police in a robbery case, Hawaii County police said Friday. Read More

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

Consult Lanakila clinic or doctor about tuberculosis

Question: I live in an apartment and the retired man (in his 60s) downstairs has been continually coughing for four months now every single day by his window. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Alma Nagao, left, and Eunice Higashi talk politics and the complications of renewing a driver’s license after age 72. They are students in the sewing classes upstairs at Kuni Island Fabrics. Sometimes they sew.

Stories, projects are pieced together at sewing classes

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Alma Nagao, left, and Eunice Higashi talk politics and the complications of renewing a driver’s license after age 72. They are students in the sewing classes upstairs at Kuni Island Fabrics. Sometimes they sew.

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm
In a quiet second-story room in Moiliili, the top floor of an old mochi factory with little windows that let in powdery light, women gather in that way that women (andsometimes men) have for centuries, to sew and talk, to teach and learn, to fix stitches and mend hearts and solve the problems of the world. 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

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

Massive power of lightning as erratic as it is impressive

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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

Opae ula are hardy critters, but treat them with respect

If you dig it, they will come. Not the ghosts of baseball past, but equally enchanting, the shrimp of Hawaii present: opae ula. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Shining Stars

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                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