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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 13
                                Thousands of teachers and supporters marched from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol to call for better pay.

Deal would raise teachers’ pay nearly 14%

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Deal would raise teachers’ pay nearly 14%

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Newswatch

Makai end of Pensacola to narrow for repair

The city will narrow four lanes into one lane on a section of Pensacola Street for emergency repairs to shore up deteriorating box culverts under the roadway. Read More

911 Report

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Four laptops and Lego Robotics materials were stolen from a classroom on Friday. Police located a male suspect a short distance away at Queen Emma Square and recovered the stolen items.

Waianae man dies after motorcycles collide

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Four laptops and Lego Robotics materials were stolen from a classroom on Friday. Police located a male suspect a short distance away at Queen Emma Square and recovered the stolen items.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:58 pm
A 36-year-old Waianae man died from injuries suffered on Saturday when the motorcycle he was operating collided with another motorcycle on Kalanianaole Highway near Sandy Beach. 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. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Kokua Line

How to tell a scammer from the IRS’ new debt collectors

The Internal Revenue Service has begun using private debt-collection companies to pursue taxpayers whose U.S. tax bills are more than two years overdue. Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Craftsman’s deft, skilled touch helped ukulele sing

COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Julian Hipolito was the last of what Fred Kamaka Jr. calls “The Dream Team” — four master craftsmen who for decades made the world-renowned Kamaka ukuleles. Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Bryden Kaauwai

Kid on Kauai helps others after others helped him

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Bryden Kaauwai

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 12:17 am
The slaps and shoves never bothered Bryden Kaauwai. Not much, at least. Read More

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

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

Facts of the Matter

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.

Magnetic ‘magic’ offers a cool way to charge, cook

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.
Charging a cellphone on an induction pad seems like magic, and in a way it is. Induction is a feature of electromagnetism that Michael Faraday stated in 1831, now known as Faraday’s law. It is the basis for much of modern electrical and electronic technology. Read More

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

Skywatch

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Time nears for plovers to bid aloha to islands

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
The fish is small, but still. It seems a kolea would quickly lose a fish to bandit birds before it could break it into beak-sized bits. But maybe our Jude is a first-year, inexperienced bird. Or he’s just slow. Read More