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                                Kapolei Hale in Kapolei was built to be the hub of the “Second City.”

Kapolei Hale turns 15

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

Kapolei Hale turns 15

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

Newswatch

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

Lawmakers consider industrial hemp bill

Hawaii residents say legalizing industrial hemp could spur business ventures ranging from home construction to selling hemp seed candy bars at Hawaii airports. Read More
Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

911 Report

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Man charged with theft and harassment

A 33-year-old man was charged Saturday with taunting an employee while stealing items from a business in Kailua. Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Vital Statistics

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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. The dates listed do not necessarily reflect the actual marriage or birth date, just when the information was filed. Marriage announcements do not represent all those filed, only those who consented to the release of the information. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Kokua Line

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 12:38 am

Smoke detectors go in trash without any harm to nature

Question: My concern is that there is a warning on the box that my home smoke alarm contains a small quantity of radioactive material (americium-241). With so many homeowners on Oahu having smoke alarms, where do we safely dispose of the old ones without harming our precious environment? Read More
Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 12:38 am

Lee Cataluna

Ferry plans face big hurdle in swelling culture of ‘no’

When Gov. Ige brought up the specter of the Superferry in his State of the State address, it seemed he was using it to contrast his administration’s approach to the Thirty Meter Telescope from the way the Superferry was forced through. Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Cathedral renovation aims to revive 19th-century style

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm
“Although the Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace) has been renovated in the past and had been maintained over the years, there has not been a major project to address her comprehensive needs for decades.” Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Dad gives his kids the world — in this case, Spectraland

COURTESY TASHIMA FAMILY
                                Writing a sci-fi novel became a family project for Brian Tashima and his son, Torin.

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
You love your kids. You’d give them the world if you could. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Leaders dig into new round of frustration and frivolity

Legislative silly season is upon us as we “flASHback” on January’s news that amused and confused Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.

Moon’s ‘dark side’ is often confused with its far side

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.
The headline read, “China to land on dark side of the moon.” Unlike the Force of “Star Wars” fame, the moon has no permanent dark side. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Schatz’s style in U.S. Senate shows similarities to Inouye

In many ways, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz seems the opposite of the man he replaced, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Whatever Happened To

No criminal charges filed against sisters

Skywatch

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am

Follow these tips to locate February’s 5-planet parade

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am
Throughout February, all five naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — can be seen in the morning sky at the same time. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

Ghost crabs keep low profile along atoll’s sandy beaches

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am
While walking a beach at Midway recently, I noticed a lot of ghost crab holes with flat smooth sand around them, no mounds, sprinklings or claw prints in sight. Ghost crabs (also called sand crabs) are famous for building large, complex burrows. So what, I wondered, had these crabs done with their sand? Read More

Shining Stars

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

‘Iolani School senior will compete for national scholarship

‘Iolani School senior Amy Uehara was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2016 at the annual scholarship program finals, known previously as Hawaii’s Junior Miss. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm