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                                The Hawaiian tree snail Achatinella lila is found in the Poamoho section of the Ewa Forest Reserve.

Native butterfly and snail getting help

Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Native butterfly and snail getting help

Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Newswatch

Oahu woman hits $11M jackpot in Vegas

An Oahu resident hit a nearly $11 million jackpot on a penny slot machine over the weekend at Wynn Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday. Read More
Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 10:40 pm

911 Report

Brush fire burns close to rec center

Honolulu and federal firefighters extinguished a 3-acre brush fire that burned close to a recreation center Sunday in Ewa Beach. Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2016 at 9:46 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

City undecided on rubbish, recycling bins for ADUs

Question: We are in the process of getting our permit to build an ADU on our property. It will be a separate dwelling. Will the city issue additional gray, green and blue bins for this dwelling? If so, what is the process? Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

Lee Cataluna

ALS patient remains busy fundraising to help others

Steven Vidinha keeps a money jar in his room. When people come to see him, he shakes them down for cash. If they make an excuse, like saying they don’t have their wallet, Vidinha makes a mental note and goes after twice as much the next time he sees them. The sign on the jar is very blunt: “What’s in your pocket?” Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

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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.

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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                                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

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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

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                                A cleaner wrass with an island jack customer.

Little cleaner wrasses offer spa experience to other fish

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                                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

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                                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