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                                Tracy Monroe, a teacher at Ilima Intermediate School, above, helped rev up the crowd of teachers and others in the state Capitol courtyard during Friday’s “The Schools Our Keiki Deserve” rally.

Teachers rally for tax increases to benefit public schools

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 12:16 am

Teachers rally for tax increases to benefit public schools

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 12:16 am

Newswatch

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

HPD acquires second Hughes 500 chopper

The Honolulu Police Department recently acquired its second MD 500-E helicopter. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

911 Report

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:47 pm

California man is charged in card fraud

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 37-year-old Los Angeles man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making fraudulent credit card purchases exceeding $40,000. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Vital Statistics

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

Kokua Line

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Seniors, lower-income filers can get taxes prepared free

Question: I am currently unemployed but must file taxes nonetheless. Is there anything for people in my situation, who need help filling out the paperwork? Read More
Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Lee Cataluna

STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 11, 2011
                                Honolulu Councilman Romy Cachola listens at a meeting of the City Council in Honolulu Hale.

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Let’s all take another look at splashy pitch by Cachola

STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 11, 2011
                                Honolulu Councilman Romy Cachola listens at a meeting of the City Council in Honolulu Hale.

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Ay you guys, you’re so mean to Romy Cachola! Romy Cachola has a dream! A dancing, multicolor, fountaining dream! Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

Updated on  January 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Legacy of grand La Pietra home now includes art and education

There are very few mansions left that belonged to Hawaii’s early-day moguls — that handful of business people who became very rich from various commercial activities. Read More
Updated on  January 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Incidental Lives

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Dad gives his kids the world — in this case, Spectraland

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
You love your kids. You’d give them the world if you could. 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

Good deed leads to another for girl who returns lost dog

The older I get, the more I appreciate the karma in this life. Read More

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
                                A crown-of-thorns starfish eats rice coral in New Caledonia. Research is inconclusive on whether the animal does lasting harm to coral reefs.

Starfish that dines on coral is a management challenge

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A crown-of-thorns starfish eats rice coral in New Caledonia. Research is inconclusive on whether the animal does lasting harm to coral reefs.
‘If I see one in an area, I leave it,” a knowledgeable Palauan dive guide told me recently. “But if there’s two or more, I kill them.” 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