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                                After installing seven miles of fencing and removing 700 invasive animals on the upper slopes of Haleakala, the Department of Land and Natural Resources — along with public and private partners — has planted 71,000 trees and 45,500 native plant seedlings, for which it plans to sell carbon offset credits.

State agency hopes to sell carbon offset credits linked to reforestation

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:49 pm

State agency hopes to sell carbon offset credits linked to reforestation

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Newswatch

Iges in Washington for governors meeting

Gov. David Ige left for Washington on Tuesday to attend the National Governors Association’s winter meeting. Read More
Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm

911 Report

Kauai man indicted on multiple charges

A Kauai grand jury indicted a 43-year-old Kapaa man who allegedly went on an eight-hour crime spree Nov. 4 after leaving the grounds of the Kauai Community Correctional Center on Nov. 3, the Kauai Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday. Read More
Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:06 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. Read More

Kokua Line

Obtain state tax forms online or at district offices, libraries

Question: Where can I obtain state tax forms? They used to be in the library, but I could find only the federal ones there. Read More
Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 12:24 am

Lee Cataluna

Women, girls knew pride and respect with Shoji

Yes, the record number of wins and all those championships. Yes, the thousands of fans who packed the arena and the decades of athletic excellence. Read More
Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

The election hogged the headlines as we “flASHback” on November’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

Facts of the Matter

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                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses

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                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. People discover new uses and new methods every day for use in health, industry, business, entertainment and scientific research. Read More

Volcanic Ash

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Finally, real state action on our No. 1 crisis: homes

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Two state Senate committees are finally trying to put real money behind the state’s so-far anemic attempts to address Hawaii’s affordable-housing crisis, arguably our No. 1 problem. Read More

Skywatch

Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue to light the sky

The planets continue to put on a good show this February. The Big Dipper returns to our evening skies, as it does every winter, and the Southern Cross brightens the predawn sky. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:57 am

Ocean Watch

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                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Colorful reef habitats offer shelter from a storm

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Feather stars are related to starfish. Standing a foot tall, they resemble a bouquet of flexible twigs.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Mother Nature doesn’t care if visitors have only one week to enjoy paradise. An unseasonal storm front moved over Palau and stalled there. Read More