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New $1.8M state scholarship will help 996 attend college

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:12 am

New $1.8M state scholarship will help 996 attend college

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:12 am


Zipper, Nimitz express lanes will be open on Statehood Day

The Zipper Lane and the Nimitz Highway express lane will both be open in a Statehood Day test of their effects on holiday traffic. Read More
Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

911 Report

Maui snorkeling fatality is identified

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 11:28 pm
A 58-year-old man who died after he was found unresponsive in Honolua Bay on Maui has been identified as William Torrie of Alberta. 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. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Kokua Line

Flex-use condo owners face Sept. 1 deadline to opt for lower tax

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Under Ordinance 17-13, eligible owners in complexes zoned for mixed use, hotel or commercial use have until Sept. 1 to dedicate certain property for residential use or lose the lower property tax rate that comes with that classification. Read More

Lee Cataluna

For most, life is not an either/or proposition

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 11:44 pm
There is this strange evaluation that happens now in public places, a search for clues to tell you whether the people around you are on your side. Read More

Incidental Lives

2 teens use their musical talents to spread happiness

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm
When ‘Iolani student and ace multi-instrumentalist Logyn Okuda first heard that there was a new kid in sixth grade who was a guitar virtuoso, he just had to meet him. Read More


Who needs plans, audits if you’ve got big backers?

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm
It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Gravitational waves offer astronomical revelations

Updated on  August 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm
In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity is not a force as it was in Newton’s description. In Newton’s view, gravity was due to the attraction of two masses according to the size of the masses and the distance between them. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Sticking up for the little guy is never such a bad move

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Many in Hawaii have mixed feelings about Attorney General Doug Chin’s multiple lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Read More


Isles will get partial view of Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:02 pm
For the United States, the biggest astronomy story for 2017 is the total eclipse of the sun that occurs over much of the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. Read More

Ocean Watch

Asia market far extends American eel’s journey

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm
I thought I knew my eels, but a recent news item in this newspaper, about a species called the American eel, left me blank. Read More