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                                The University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus had the state’s largest number of foreign students with 1,242 enrolled last year, according to a report by the Institute of International Education.

Bills would have state foot college cost

Updated on  January 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Bills would have state foot college cost

Updated on  January 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Newswatch

All isles warned of high surf for east shores

A high-surf advisory remains in effect until at least 6 p.m. today for the east shores of all islands, including Sandy Beach on Oahu. Read More
Updated on  January 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm

911 Report

2 drown in separate incidents on Big Island

Hawaii island officials reported two drownings Sunday. Read More
Updated on  January 22, 2017 at 10:11 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. Read More

Kokua Line

Household hazardous waste can be dropped off March 11

Question: We have just changed out our old thermostat and have found that it contains mercury. What is the proper and safe way to dispose of it? Read More
Updated on  January 22, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Lee Cataluna

Autism-safe events offer families a gentler town

Almost every parent knows the trauma of being in a store or a restaurant when their kid has a meltdown. For children on the autism spectrum, things like announcements on the store’s loudspeaker or getting bumped in a crowded aisle can be excruciating and lead to a fiasco. Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Facts of the Matter

Avogadro’s Law explains why humid air is deceptively heavy

As intuitive as that may sound, the muggy air fools our senses. The fact is that humid air is lighter than dry air. Read More

Volcanic Ash

True secret to marriage is a sense of humor

My wife, Maggie, and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary on my writing day, and it seemed inappropriate to spend the day pontificating about my usual subjects. Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Skywatch

Isles in good spot for viewing the year’s first shooting stars

The Quadrantid meteor shower, the first meteor shower of 2017, happens in the hours before dawn on Jan. 3. Read More
Updated on  December 25, 2016 at 12:08 am

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Columnist Susan Scott’s Christmas tree was made of painted hagfish traps, which frequently wash ashore in Hawaii.

Ugly bottom dweller has its charms, slime and all

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Columnist Susan Scott’s Christmas tree was made of painted hagfish traps, which frequently wash ashore in Hawaii.

Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Hagfish get no respect. And they should. The eel-shaped, bottom-dwelling creatures, averaging 20 inches long, provide humans with food, clothing, wallets, a crackerjack recycling system and snot. Not many fish are so giving. Read More