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                                Rent for the Hawaii Kai Satellite City Hall’s current location is scheduled to more than double, so the city is considering its options. People conducted business Monday at the site in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

Hawaii Kai Satellite City Hall to move

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Hawaii Kai Satellite City Hall to move

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Newswatch

State to receive federal funds to combat ohia blight

The U.S. Department of the Interior, at the behest of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, has directed $497,000 in federal funding to help combat rapid ohia death in Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

911 Report

Man seriously injured in Makaha fire

A 55-year-old man was in serious condition with burns to his legs and arms Monday afternoon after a fire erupted in a Makaha home, according to an Emergency Medical Serv-ices report. Read More
Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:53 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

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                                Trash and overgrown weeds mar a walk to school along Prospect Street.

Cleaning up school-route lot could take village and owner

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                                Trash and overgrown weeds mar a walk to school along Prospect Street.

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm
Question: I was wondering who might be responsible for cutting the grass along the sidewalk on Prospect Street between Magazine and Nehoa streets. There is a large grassy hill (right underneath Punchbowl), and my children and I walk to school at Lincoln Elementary along that path every morning. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Candidate keeps knocking, hoping for an opportunity

There are a lot of shirtless men in Hawaii Kai. They have to negotiate a stand-down with their packs of high-strung house dogs before they can answer the knock at the door.There are garages with more sports equipment than the YMCA and well-dressed women with dogs as big as ponies. And it is hot, hot, hot. Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 10:04 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

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                                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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                                St. Andrew’s Priory senior Krista Chang said she was “completely surprised” at winning the 2016 Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition.

Brown Bags champ doesn’t let parade of life pass her by

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                                St. Andrew’s Priory senior Krista Chang said she was “completely surprised” at winning the 2016 Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition.

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm
With apologies to Funny Girl Barbra Streisand and the “Glee”-ful Lea Michele, don’t tell Krista Chang not to live, to just sit and putter. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Voter turnout still shameful with isles hitting record low

It’s the last Sunday in August and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Facts of the Matter

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                                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

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                                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

Nonprofit’s scientific news is a salve for a gloomy world

The Society for Science and the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing scientific news, emails me with weekly updates. Read More
Updated on  August 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm

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

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                                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