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Astronomers land in Isles

By Timothy Hurley
An international gathering of astronomers began in Honolulu on Monday, a two-week event that University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy Director Gunther Hasinger described as “the Olympic Games of our discipline.”

Guillermo gains ground on state

By Michael Tsai
Much of the state remains under a tropical storm watch as a weakening but still concerning Tropical Storm Guillermo continues its slow northwesterly progress toward Hawaii waters.

Homeless man sought in Kakaako sexual assault

By Gregg K. Kakesako
Police are looking for a homeless man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman living at a homeless encampment in Kakaako.

Protected sea turtles put kibosh on Arizona Memorial visits

By William Cole
Protected sea turtles with a newfound interest in the floating dock for the USS Arizona Memorial have resulted in about 7,000 people not being able to set foot on the memorial since Wednesday, the National Park Service said.

Fires force evacuations in Wahiawa

By Leila Fujimori and Jayna Omaye Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 4, 2015
Two Wahiawa wildfires that forced evacuation of some buildings on a Navy installation and about 100 homes appeared to have died down at about 8 p.m. Monday, and officials allowed residents to return to their homes.

Voting Rights Act anniversary will be hailed at state Capitol

By Sophie Cocke / scocke@staradvertiser.com Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 4, 2015
Last year Hawaii ranked No. 32 among states for voter turnout in local elections, according to an analysis from Nonprofit VOTE, which seeks to encourage voter participation.

Pearl Harbor visitor site to be open for fireworks

By William Cole
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds will be open the night of Aug. 15 to provide an alternate location for the public to view the Nagaoka fireworks display planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, the National Park Service said.

State clears homeless off Harding Avenue spot

By Dan Nakaso
The state Department of Transportation on Monday cleaned out a small but troublesome homeless encampment across from the Market City Shopping Center — and Gov. David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell hours later said they’re still working on a plan to clear out the expanding homeless encampment in Kakaako.
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