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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Orange cup coral grows in a tank at the nursery.

Coral nursery seeks to restore reefs

Coral nursery seeks to restore reefs

Newswatch

Vendors sought for Maui festival

Vendor applications and sponsorship forms are now available for the third annual Made in Maui County Festival, which will be held Nov. 5-6, according to the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. Read More

911 Report

KAUAI COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
                                A family of three was displaced after a fire damaged their Kilauea, Kauai, home early Thursday. At 4:58 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire at a single-story house on Titcomb Street and extinguished the blaze shortly after 6 a.m. According to the Kauai Fire Department, the fire appeared to have originated in one of the bedrooms. A man and his 7-year-old grandson were able to escape without injury. Damage to the home was estimated at $150,000 to the structure and its contents. The fire’s cause is under investigation. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Updated on  February 12, 2016 at 12:22 am

H-1 crash severely injures motorcyclist

KAUAI COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
                                A family of three was displaced after a fire damaged their Kilauea, Kauai, home early Thursday. At 4:58 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire at a single-story house on Titcomb Street and extinguished the blaze shortly after 6 a.m. According to the Kauai Fire Department, the fire appeared to have originated in one of the bedrooms. A man and his 7-year-old grandson were able to escape without injury. Damage to the home was estimated at $150,000 to the structure and its contents. The fire’s cause is under investigation. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Updated on  February 12, 2016 at 12:22 am
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash involving another vehicle Thursday night on the H-1 freeway, police dispatch said. Read More

Vital Statistics

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week. The dates listed do not necessarily reflect the actual marriage or birth date, just when the information was filed. Marriage announcements do not represent all those filed, only those who consented to the release of the information. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Kokua Line

Imu fires are allowed under rules prescribed by isle code

Question: What are the laws pertaining to open burning of imu fires in residential neighborhoods? I have a neighbor who says as long he calls the fire department before he lights the imu and gives his address, it is OK. Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY LES ANGES 8, PACIFIC DREAM
                                A French television crew is shooting the latest edition of “Les Anges de le Telerealite,” which premieres Feb. 22, at a luxury home off Kailua Beach. Neighbors have been disturbed by the production’s noise and bright lights.

Updated on  February 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Amid French TV production, noisy nights a fait accompli

COURTESY LES ANGES 8, PACIFIC DREAM
                                A French television crew is shooting the latest edition of “Les Anges de le Telerealite,” which premieres Feb. 22, at a luxury home off Kailua Beach. Neighbors have been disturbed by the production’s noise and bright lights.

Updated on  February 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm
Almost everyone can tell stories of what they’ve had to deal with from the neighbors, be it the kid next door with the drum set who thinks he’s John Bonham to the retiree who sprays pesticide on his tomatoes when the wind is blowing in your direction. Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Cathedral renovation aims to revive 19th-century style

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm
“Although the Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace) has been renovated in the past and had been maintained over the years, there has not been a major project to address her comprehensive needs for decades.” Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY BURKE FAMILY
                                Emily Burke will be among the first girls to graduate from Damien Memorial School. The high school junior has already earned enough credits to graduate this spring.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 1:58 am

Damien’s rocketry captain aims high, won’t be boxed in

COURTESY BURKE FAMILY
                                Emily Burke will be among the first girls to graduate from Damien Memorial School. The high school junior has already earned enough credits to graduate this spring.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 1:58 am
As captain of the school rocketry team, junior homecoming queen and precocious member of the first cohort of young women to graduate from Damien Memorial School, Emily Burke is perfectly comfortable charting her own course to success. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Leaders dig into new round of frustration and frivolity

Legislative silly season is upon us as we “flASHback” on January’s news that amused and confused Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.

Moon’s ‘dark side’ is often confused with its far side

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.
The headline read, “China to land on dark side of the moon.” Unlike the Force of “Star Wars” fame, the moon has no permanent dark side. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Schatz’s style in U.S. Senate shows similarities to Inouye

In many ways, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz seems the opposite of the man he replaced, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Whatever Happened To

No criminal charges filed against sisters

Skywatch

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am

Follow these tips to locate February’s 5-planet parade

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am
Throughout February, all five naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — can be seen in the morning sky at the same time. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

Ghost crabs keep low profile along atoll’s sandy beaches

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am
While walking a beach at Midway recently, I noticed a lot of ghost crab holes with flat smooth sand around them, no mounds, sprinklings or claw prints in sight. Ghost crabs (also called sand crabs) are famous for building large, complex burrows. So what, I wondered, had these crabs done with their sand? Read More

Shining Stars

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

‘Iolani School senior will compete for national scholarship

‘Iolani School senior Amy Uehara was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2016 at the annual scholarship program finals, known previously as Hawaii’s Junior Miss. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm