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HMSA tweaks the way it pays to treat keiki

Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 12:26 am

HMSA tweaks the way it pays to treat keiki

Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 12:26 am


Water pipes break, crews toil past dark

Board of Water Supply crews scrambled to deal with four water main breaks Sunday, working overnight and into the morning in the Lanakila and Kuakini areas. Read More
Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:16 pm

911 Report

Man rescued from the ocean off Waikiki

A man found unresponsive underwater near the windsock off Kaimana Beach was rushed in critical condition to a hospital Sunday evening. Read More
Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:17 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  June 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Kokua Line

Lost items at TSA checkpoints can be claimed within 30 days

Question: What happens to phones found by the TSA? I lost mine at the Kona airport June 6 at about noon. I left a voice mail but never heard back. The phone was left in a bin. Read More
Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Lee Cataluna

Double layer of shorts can counter any vulnerability

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:39 am
The local male’s casual style of dress is so well known and easily described that it has almost become cliche. Read More

Incidental Lives

Fatherhood creates bond between son and departed dad

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 12:18 am
In the winter of 1949, as Communist forces swept to victory over the Nationalists for control of mainland China, my grandfather Song Cai, foreseeing the dark days to come for his family, made arrangements for my father to leave the country. Read More


Governor mixes it up with typical complacency

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Smell works more like a sixth sense sometimes

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
To humans, the sense of smell has a direct link to emotions. Who among us has not, at one time or another, had a memory and its associated feelings come rushing at us when catching a whiff of a perfume, theater popcorn or one of thousands of smells that we associate with events from our past? Read More

Volcanic Ash

New schools chief doesn’t need political interference

New Hawaii public schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto comes into office Aug. 1 aiming to make Hawaii “the No. 1 state in terms of educational quality.” Read More


‘Cruel sun’ at noon comes back in July

While we lose the Southern Cross from the Hawaiian Islands by the time July starts, the month does provide a last chance to catch the brilliant stars Alpha and Beta Centauri, the best summertime stars we see in Hawaii and which are not visible from most of the United States. Read More

Ocean Watch

30 years bring many adventures for Ocean Watch columnist

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm
Thirty years ago this week, I wrote my first Ocean Watch column for what was then the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. It was an exciting day that I thought would never come. Then it did and, well, it never ended. I’m still sharing, with pleasure, my marine adventures with readers. Read More