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Council balks at decision on Bikeshare at Kapiolani Park

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Council balks at decision on Bikeshare at Kapiolani Park

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm


Volcanoes park opens overlook after nene family moves on

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has reopened Puu Puai Overlook after a six-month closure that allowed a pair of endangered Hawaiian geese to raise their gosling, the park announced Monday. Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:15 pm

911 Report

Cargo plane worker hurt in 25-foot fall at Honolulu airport

A man was taken to a hospital Tuesday after he fell 25 feet while working on a grounded cargo plane at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:16 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. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Kokua Line

Leaf blower users flout law by blasting debris onto road

Question: I was wondering whether there’s a city ordinance for the use of leaf blowers. Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Lee Cataluna

It’s a small, small island with a great big problem

In 2008 the happiest ride in the “Happiest Place on Earth” was shut down for renovations. The canals that carry visitors through Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” were made deeper because riders had gotten heavier over the years and there were so many more chubby people weighing down those poor little white boats. Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm

Incidental Lives

Breakfasts offer heroic families a bit of comfort

You wouldn’t know by the smiles they flash at the breakfast table, but Francis Nakamoto has been at this long enough to understand the emotional load borne by the special families who find shelter and support through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm


Governor mixes it up with typical complacency

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Smell works more like a sixth sense sometimes

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
To humans, the sense of smell has a direct link to emotions. Who among us has not, at one time or another, had a memory and its associated feelings come rushing at us when catching a whiff of a perfume, theater popcorn or one of thousands of smells that we associate with events from our past? Read More

Volcanic Ash

New schools chief doesn’t need political interference

New Hawaii public schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto comes into office Aug. 1 aiming to make Hawaii “the No. 1 state in terms of educational quality.” Read More


‘Cruel sun’ at noon comes back in July

While we lose the Southern Cross from the Hawaiian Islands by the time July starts, the month does provide a last chance to catch the brilliant stars Alpha and Beta Centauri, the best summertime stars we see in Hawaii and which are not visible from most of the United States. Read More

Ocean Watch

30 years bring many adventures for Ocean Watch columnist

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm
Thirty years ago this week, I wrote my first Ocean Watch column for what was then the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. It was an exciting day that I thought would never come. Then it did and, well, it never ended. I’m still sharing, with pleasure, my marine adventures with readers. Read More