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Monday, September 22, 2014         

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 Ukulele champions dubbed peacemakers
Dozens listened to children sing and play ukulele to celebrate Peace Day on Sunday at the University of Hawaii's Oahu Urban Garden Center in Pearl City.  Story »
A celebration of life for former state lawmaker Bob Herkes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo.  Story »

The Episcopal Church in Hawaii is buying the road that loops around Queen Emma Square Park from the city for $116,640 and wants a long-term state lease on the park itself, which was given for public use by King Kame­ha­meha IV in 1858.  Story »

High temperatures and localized heavy showers continued around the state Sunday. Maui County matched a heat record Sunday for the date. The high of 93 degrees tied a record set in 1977.  Story »

The Kilauea lava flow continues to slow, advancing about 75 yards since Saturday, according to the Civil Defense overflight assessment Sunday morning.  Story »

For Monday, September 22, 2014
Staffing shortage cancels prison visits • 2-week test reopens onramp in morning • Deadline extended on transit comments; and more
For Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Each Sunday, the 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.
For Monday, September 22, 2014
Honolulu police opened an attempted murder investigation after an officer was struck by a stolen vehicle whose driver fled the scene early Sunday morning.
For Saturday, September 20, 2014
Robert Tsuyoshi Aoyagi • Edwin Carlisle Baughman • Uraiatanui June Behling • Carmen Villa Belledo • Madge Ling Choo Beppu • Joann Agliam Cuaresma • Stephen Scott Fisher • Clyde Gouveia • Miyako Hashimoto and more
Columns
While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

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A dozen years ago, Wahiawa resident Ray Santana caught a story on the nightly news about the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride in support of prisoners of war/missing in action, and decided on the spot that he just had to do it. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

A reader recently came across what she described as pulsating gelatinous creatures on the Kaiwi shoreline. Story »

Question: When in the U.S. is it proper to fly a foreign flag alone? In Kailua where I walk daily, I see an Australian flag in front of a residence. Story »

The primary election was a lesson in comeuppance as we "flASHback" on August's news that amused and confused: Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's road crews recently came to Enchanted Lake to repave the miles of roads and side streets in our sprawling Kailua subdivision. Story »

Equinox derives from Latin for "equal night," actually referring to equal length of day and night. It is not true that day and night are exactly the same length everywhere around the globe, but they are nearly.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »

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