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Hawaii News

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Mike Formby: 
                                He says he has no plans to return as the city’s director of transportation services

Acting rail director intends to leave in November

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Acting rail director intends to leave in November

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Newswatch

COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
                                Paul Lim

Mariner sailing to Canada goes missing

COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
                                Paul Lim

Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 12:32 am
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Canadian sailor who was last seen leaving Hilo in early August. Read More

911 Report

HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Robbery suspect

Pearl City bank robber sought

HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Robbery suspect

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 11:04 pm
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want the public’s help in finding the male robber of a Pearl City bank Friday afternoon. Read More

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. Read More

Kokua Line

JAMM AQUINO/ JAN. 25
                                Institute for Human Services veterans services coordinator Keith Billingsley, right, and volunteer Melissa Bowen talk to Donna Mendoza along Alawai Boulevard during the annual homeless Point in Time count and census on Jan. 25 in Waikiki.

Homeless census includes data on mental illness, drug use

JAMM AQUINO/ JAN. 25
                                Institute for Human Services veterans services coordinator Keith Billingsley, right, and volunteer Melissa Bowen talk to Donna Mendoza along Alawai Boulevard during the annual homeless Point in Time count and census on Jan. 25 in Waikiki.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Question: Does the homeless census keep track of how many of the people are mentally ill or using drugs? If so, what are the numbers for Oahu? … Read More

Lee Cataluna

Past methods were simpler, but not necessarily healthier

That smell of old kitchens — the sour gust of musty air when you open the cupboard to get a coffee cup. Remember that smell? Read More
Updated on  September 22, 2016 at 10:45 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

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.

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

He struggles and strives, despite life’s hard knocks

Just 27 years old, Jarek Barnett of Mililani has endured a seeming lifetime of trials without surrendering an inch of his expansive faith in the goodness of the world. 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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.

Massive power of lightning as erratic as it is impressive

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lightning struck north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine, on Sept. 11, 2013.
Electricity is a strange phenomenon. Since Benjamin Franklin’s time, we have learned a great amount about it. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Clinton’s past vulnerabilities haunt her current campaign

Hillary Clinton entered the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries as the clear front-runner, backed by the party establishment, cash rich and expected to cruise by opponents such as Joe Biden, John Edwards and Chris Dodd. Read More
Updated on  September 17, 2016 at 10:20 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

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Oahu hui works to protect urban-dwelling white terns

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A white tern chick lives on a concrete ledge on Tern Island, a tiny coral island in the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm
If you love the white terns that flit around our trees and add joy to our city, join the club. Really. There is a club. Read More

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

COURTESY JUNCHENG SHEN
                                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