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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014
                                Tucker was in remission from cancer when he died unexpectedly.

Hospital mourns death of beloved therapy dog

Updated on  August 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Hospital mourns death of beloved therapy dog

Updated on  August 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Newswatch

High humidity and heavy rain are forecast

The entire state can expect humid conditions and a chance for locally heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms that hit Hawaii island and parts of Oahu on Tuesday. Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm

911 Report

Afternoon fire torches home in Waipahu

Nine fire companies with 35 firefighters responded a two-alarm fire Wednesday that engulfed a two-story home in Waipahu. Read More
Updated on  August 24, 2016 at 10:32 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. Read More
Updated on  August 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

Kokua Line

Recent change in law eases access to adoption records

Question: I need help finding out about my birth parents. I am old now, but that feeling of wanting to know never goes away. Read More
Updated on  August 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

Lee Cataluna

As isle kids head to college, today’s farewells still tough

I didn’t realize I was on the Going to College flight until the telltale smell began to diffuse through the pressurized air: nori and nostalgia and the pungent sizzle of nerves, like ozone from lightning in a summer storm. Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Move from downtown gave nuns site with art deco charm

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Updated on  June 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm
As you approach the front of the art deco building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school at Nuuanu and Bates, your eyes can’t miss the nearly 15-foot-high grand entry doors of carved koa. It’s hard to think of others like them anywhere else in Honolulu. Read More

Incidental Lives

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                                Ann Yoshida: 
                                The Mililani graduate will be going to Brazil to take part in the first-ever paracanoe kayak event in the Paralympic Games

Woman climbs even higher with paralysis as a catalyst

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                                Ann Yoshida: 
                                The Mililani graduate will be going to Brazil to take part in the first-ever paracanoe kayak event in the Paralympic Games
Before the devastating traffic accident in 2000 that left her a paraplegic, the trajectory of Ann Yoshida’s life seemed reassuringly normal. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Money mysteries and comic capers fill summer reading

It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  July 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOVEMBER 2014
                                Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna arrive at the second annual Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, Calif. More prizes are likely in their future.

CRISPR gene editing offers promise for treating defects

ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOVEMBER 2014
                                Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna arrive at the second annual Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, Calif. More prizes are likely in their future.
A new gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9 has turned the biology world upside down and will have an immeasurable effect on genetic and molecular biology research in the coming years. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Caldwell’s 6-figure bank job should raise more alarms

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s slippery defense of his more than $200,000-a-year side job as a director of Territorial Bancorp should set off more alarms than it silences. Read More
Updated on  August 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Skywatch

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August glitters with ‘star’ shower, planet powwow

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Updated on  July 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm
This August features a gathering of planets just above the sun at dusk, and the return of the most famous meteor shower. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A cleaner wrass with an island jack customer.

Little cleaner wrasses offer spa experience to other fish

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A cleaner wrass with an island jack customer.
Last week, in about 7 feet of water, I swam over a reef wall and found myself in the middle of a dozen jacks, a new species to me, each bearing yellow, dashlike marks on their sides. Read More

Shining Stars

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.

UH students receive $10,000 awards

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                University of Hawaii-Manoa architecture students, with assistant professor Hongtao Zhou, right, took third prize at a competition in Shanghai.
Six University of Hawaii graduate students have received $10,000 awards from the Soroptimist International Founder Region. Read More