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First observed interstellar object to pass by Earth is given Hawaiian name

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

First observed interstellar object to pass by Earth is given Hawaiian name

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm


Julianne Chu is crowned Miss Hawaii USA

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:06 am
A dream long in the making came true Sunday when Julianne Chu was named Miss Hawaii USA 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. It was the fifth time she had run for the title. Her persistence paid off. Read More

911 Report

Man’s body found off Kailua-Kona coast

Hawaii island firefighters recovered a body off Kailua-­Kona early Monday after a visitor last seen at Old Kona Airport beach park was reported missing Sunday. Read More
Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 10:09 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  November 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

Kokua Line

Oahu diners should be served water only upon their request

Question: A friend recently went to a Hono­lulu restaurant; printed on the menu was the advisory that “Hawaii state law prohibits water being served to diners unless specifically requested.” Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:06 am

Lee Cataluna

Hawaiian Air took off with Dunkerley on board

Dunkerley accomplished that thing that has been tried again and again in this little island state but so rarely works. Read More

Incidental Lives

Confidence, culture help teen with school transition

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm
From kindergarten though grade eight, much of what Kehaulani “Kai” Smith understood of the world came through the filter of her immediate family and her only slightly extended family at Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School. Read More


Choice of new police chief turns fumble to touchdown

Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm
It’s the last Sunday of ­October and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Research hints at healing potential of bioelectricity

Luigi Galvani discovered bioelectricity in the late 1770s when he began to experiment with muscular contraction of frog’s legs by electrical stimulation. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 12:17 am

Volcanic Ash

State Hospital escape shows unacceptable acceptance by legislators

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm
Randall Saito’s escape from the Hawaii State Hospital sent Gov. David Ige and state legislators running to the microphones to declare it “unacceptable.” You think? Read More


Using the star compass in oceanic wayfinding

The beauty of the Star Compass is its natural symmetry and reflective quality, allowing the navigator to use nature’s clues to determine direction. Read More
Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Ocean Watch

Minuscule ‘water bears’ are uncanny survivors

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 10:09 pm
Water bears have survived temperatures as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 456 degrees. The animals have also lived through vacuums, intense radiationand zero oxygen. Read More