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EMS community renews plea for new ambulances

EMS community renews plea for new ambulances


Bush warblers provide insight to evolution

Updated on  January 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm
A recent study of Japanese bush warblers, which were introduced to Oahu in 1929 and are now present on each of the main Hawaiian Islands, is providing new insight into the evolution of non-native bird species in the state. Read More

911 Report

2-alarm fire damages Mililani home

Updated on  January 20, 2018 at 10:15 pm
Honolulu firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire Saturday that displaced a family of five in Mililani. Read More

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the stateDepartment of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Kokua Line

Beware spike in tax scams as new filing season begins

Question: I got a phone call saying that the IRS is building a case against me and to call back immediately. This is the first I am hearing of it. Should I call back? Read More

Lee Cataluna

College student aims to establish local music program

Updated on  January 20, 2018 at 10:29 pm
Christopher Yick had a dream of someday coming home, “Like LeBron going back to the Cavs,” he said, but instead of hoops, it’s strings. The dream has changed a bit since he left Hawaii for college. Now, the focus is more on the team and the town. Read More

Incidental Lives

For student, harp sounds all of the right notes

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Quick, name your favorite harpist. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. (No Googling!) Read More


Facts of the Matter

Star-studded event of the year unearths scientific gold mine

Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm
The Science magazine event of the year was the collision of two neutron stars. This event, the first ever detected, produced both light and gravitational waves. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Missile fiasco further proof of officials’ ineptitude

We discussed what a shame it would be if we got blown to smithereens before we could celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, which was only a week away. But strangely, I was mostly unconcerned as my mind analyzed scenarios. Read More


Hawaiian navigation, space exploration led the way in 2017

From the completion of the epic voyage of the Hokule‘a to the naming of an asteroid detected from Hawaii, and the latest findings of gravitational waves in space, 2017 has been an exciting year for astronomical explorations on Earth and in space. Read More
Updated on  December 30, 2017 at 10:39 pm

Ocean Watch

Good deed brings rare glimpse of sea horse

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm
The sea horse is a Hawaii native. The smooth sea horse’s scientific name is Hippocampus kuda. Read More