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                                Throughout the hearing, some lawmakers questioned whether it was fraudulent to list the underlying medical condition, such as cancer, as the cause of death on one’s death certificate, as opposed to a lethal overdose of drugs, as stipulated in the bill.

Bill to let dying patients take own lives is deferred

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Bill to let dying patients take own lives is deferred

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Newswatch

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                                Teddy Van Lerberghe was a 41-year-old police officer when he was initially arrested on May 8, 2015, on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was briefly in police custody, then released pending investigation.

Ex-officer arrested twice in same case

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                                Teddy Van Lerberghe was a 41-year-old police officer when he was initially arrested on May 8, 2015, on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was briefly in police custody, then released pending investigation.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
A former Honolulu police officer, indicted March 15 on charges of sexually assaulting a girl, was arrested nearly two years ago on the identical charges for the same case. Read More

911 Report

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Man charged in connection with McDonald’s robbery

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Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm
A 39-year-old man has been charged with robbing McDonald’s restaurant in Ewa Beach. 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. Read More

Kokua Line

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                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Part of Magic Island pathway too close to sea to be repaved

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                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm
I walk around Magic Island a couple of times a week for exercise. The new walking path is great, but why was the path on the south side not redone? Read More

Lee Cataluna

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                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Ain’t no traffic like a commute to Waianae

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                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Updated on  March 12, 2017 at 12:16 am
The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day. Read More

Incidental Lives

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Bard’s work fuels teen in travels and in life

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 2:03 am
To Shakespeare, of whom Lanihuli Gilbert is so enamored, all the world was a stage. But to Gilbert, aspiring stage actress, it’s also a pretty good practice studio. Read More

fl(ASH)back

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                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.

Republicans fighting over how to best ruin things

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                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.
It’s the last Sunday in February and time to “flASHback” on recent news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

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                                Machines can be made to look humanoid, but it’s highly unlikely they will take over from humans. Honda Motor Co.’s robot named Asimo, left, can walk and grip things. Internet company SoftBank’s robot, Pepper, can recognize mood swings.

Machines can be intelligent but they will never be human

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                                Machines can be made to look humanoid, but it’s highly unlikely they will take over from humans. Honda Motor Co.’s robot named Asimo, left, can walk and grip things. Internet company SoftBank’s robot, Pepper, can recognize mood swings.

Updated on  March 16, 2017 at 11:52 pm
Thinking machines are here, or not. The debate continues while developments in artificial intelligence create more and more sophisticated machines that are becoming more and more humanlike. Read More

Volcanic Ash

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

President’s reaction, not ruling, erodes faith in values

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.
If we want to inspire confidence in our democracy, we should let the process play out before making angry snap judgments. Read More

Skywatch

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Brightest planets to take turns illuminating March

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Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
All five naked-eye planets are visible in March, and there is at least one planet visible at any time through the night. Read More

Ocean Watch

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                                It’s still unknown how these porcupinefish palates found on the North Shore by a reader change color from white to shades of amber.

Shoreline gems offer a palatable mystery

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                                It’s still unknown how these porcupinefish palates found on the North Shore by a reader change color from white to shades of amber.
Some of the pebblelike pieces are symmetrical, with a centerline. Others are halves of these, and all bear the markings of former ridges. Read More