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                                Ethan Ferguson moves to hug his wife, right front, and mother Wednesday after a Hilo Circuit Court jury found him guilty of sexual assault. At left is his attorney, Mirtha Oliveros.

DLNR enforcement officer found guilty of sex assault of teen

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm

DLNR enforcement officer found guilty of sex assault of teen

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Newswatch

COURTESY UH MANOA / 2016

Art + Flea market highlights UH’s open house

COURTESY UH MANOA / 2016
The annual open house at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Saturday will feature an “urban market“ with vendors selling clothing, crafts, jewelry and more for the first time. Read More

911 Report

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Army spokesman Master Sgt. Mark St. Clair said the baby was transported to Tripler Army Medical Center on Jan. 29 in medical distress. He was taken off life support and was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 1.

Schofield baby’s death investigated

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Army spokesman Master Sgt. Mark St. Clair said the baby was transported to Tripler Army Medical Center on Jan. 29 in medical distress. He was taken off life support and was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 1.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to release the identification of the baby. 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

Kokua Line

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Medicare cardholder fare remains in the Oahu bus fare structure table that was approved this month, but which won’t take effect until October. The main changes are the addition of a new all-day fare, and the elimination of free transfers and the four-day bus pass.

Medicare cardholder bus fare will become less of a bargain

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Medicare cardholder fare remains in the Oahu bus fare structure table that was approved this month, but which won’t take effect until October. The main changes are the addition of a new all-day fare, and the elimination of free transfers and the four-day bus pass.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Will the use of a Medicare card still be allowed for a senior discount and what will the cost be for the examples I cited above? Read More

Lee Cataluna

JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji waves while walking off the court after his 1200th career victory.

Women, girls knew pride and respect with Shoji

JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji waves while walking off the court after his 1200th career victory.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm
Yes, the record number of wins and all those championships. Yes, the thousands of fans who packed the arena and the decades of athletic excellence. Read More

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’

The election hogged the headlines as we “flASHback” on November’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

Facts of the Matter

COURTESY PHOTO
                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses

COURTESY PHOTO
                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. People discover new uses and new methods every day for use in health, industry, business, entertainment and scientific research. Read More

Volcanic Ash

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

Finally, real state action on our No. 1 crisis: homes

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
Two state Senate committees are finally trying to put real money behind the state’s so-far anemic attempts to address Hawaii’s affordable-housing crisis, arguably our No. 1 problem. Read More

Skywatch

Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue to light the sky

The planets continue to put on a good show this February. The Big Dipper returns to our evening skies, as it does every winter, and the Southern Cross brightens the predawn sky. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:57 am

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Colorful reef habitats offer shelter from a storm

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Mother Nature doesn’t care if visitors have only one week to enjoy paradise. An unseasonal storm front moved over Palau and stalled there. Read More