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ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2016
                                A forum discussing Hawaii’s medical marijuana policies was held April 20. Above, workers harvest marijuana plants in a rural area near Corvallis, Ore.

Forum explores pot’s isle future

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Forum explores pot’s isle future

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Newswatch

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                A flash flood watch is in effect for Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Hawaii island through Sunday afternoon.

Expect thunderstorms, snow this weekend

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                A flash flood watch is in effect for Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Hawaii island through Sunday afternoon.
Forecasters are predicting a run of wet weather through the weekend and into next week as an unsettled weather pattern takes hold above the state. Read More

911 Report

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Law enforcement officers helped a woman into the back seat of a Honolulu Police Department patrol car Friday at a business located at 655 Keeaumoku St.

Alleged owners of massage parlor arrested

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Law enforcement officers helped a woman into the back seat of a Honolulu Police Department patrol car Friday at a business located at 655 Keeaumoku St.
Investigators from the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office, with the help of police and Homeland Security, arrested two women at a Keeaumoku Street massage parlor Friday. 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
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Kokua Line

Piikoi freeway ramp closure is temporary — temporarily

Question: Can you do an update on the closure of the Piikoi Street eastbound freeway entrance? Is it permanent or just temporary? I really miss that freeway entrance. Read More

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Author R. Zamora Linmark poses with Natalie Aczon, who owned the Waikiki cafe where he would go to write his breakthrough novel, “Rolling the R’s.”

Novel’s anniversary is recognition of triumph

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Author R. Zamora Linmark poses with Natalie Aczon, who owned the Waikiki cafe where he would go to write his breakthrough novel, “Rolling the R’s.”

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 12:19 am
Picture a literary event downtown on a Wednesday night where a group of writers and scholars gather to hear a book being read. Read More

Incidental Lives

Dedication nabs first mock trial state title

The case seemed like a slam dunk for the prosecution. Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

ASSOCIATED PRESS
It’s the last Sunday in March and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.

Magnetic ‘magic’ offers a cool way to charge, cook

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.
Charging a cellphone on an induction pad seems like magic, and in a way it is. Induction is a feature of electromagnetism that Michael Faraday stated in 1831, now known as Faraday’s law. It is the basis for much of modern electrical and electronic technology. Read More

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

Skywatch

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Freshwater crayfish, or yabbies as they are called in Australia, serve as bait for fishermen. Yabbies are also delectable to stingrays, which smash the burrowed tunnels the yabbies live in, and also to the fish that follow the stingrays.

Australian yabbies draw fishers and stingrays

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Freshwater crayfish, or yabbies as they are called in Australia, serve as bait for fishermen. Yabbies are also delectable to stingrays, which smash the burrowed tunnels the yabbies live in, and also to the fish that follow the stingrays.
I’m back in Australia getting our sailboat Honu ready for another Great Barrier Reef adventure. Read More