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A two-day maritime cybersecurity exercise, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard, the University of Hawaii and Hawaii's Area Maritime Security Committee, will utilize the university's Cyber Range, a group of servers and routers that combine in a virtual network allowing for testing and training against cyberattacks.
Aiming to pre-empt a cyberattack that could cripple shipping traffic to Hawaii, the major players in the port of Honolulu joined in a first-of-its-kind exercise Wednesday to examine weaknesses in their computer networks. Story »
A jet fuel storage tank at Sand Island may have been leaking for weeks before it was reported Jan. 21, a state official said Wednesday. The fuel spill has already hit the water table, which is just 2 1/2 to 3 feet below ground, and has begun spreading slowly across the surface of the groundwater. Story »
Hawaii Judiciary officials say they need more state funding to replace outdated and unsecure Hawaii island court facilities as well as to keep a program that aims to help young children whose parents are suspected of abuse and neglect. Story »
One day after Shendon Chandler-Taniguchi was released from the psychiatric ward of a Kauai hospital in 2011, he went on a deadly rampage in a quiet Waimea Valley neighborhood — using a large knife to stab his grandfather, fatally injure a neighbor and wound two others before police ended the attacks by shooting him to death. Story »
A state judge dismissed the sexual assault case Wednesday against a Honolulu police officer accused of groping a teenage girl while on duty. An Oahu grand jury indicted 35-year-old Kramer Aoki last November on a third-degree sexual assault charge, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Story »
Shaun Paulo was reaching for an "ice" pipe when his friend, who was sitting across from him, shot him in the right arm with a sawed-off shotgun in Windward Oahu, according to testimony in Honolulu District Court on Wednesday. Story »
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Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its
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.
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.
Honolulu resident Kirk McMeekan strummed his guitar while rollerblading in the bike lane along South King Street on Sunday. McMeekan, a stuntman, recently moved here from Canada to work on the CBS television series “Hawaii Five-0.”
Q: I am usually asked to renew the registration of my alarm about October each year. What has happened to the alarm registration process and procedures? Do I need to do anything? • Q: Where can we drop off old telephone books this year to be recycled? Story »
We'll mark the new year by leaving behind ill will of the past and tapping minds greater than my own, led by the great Winston Churchill, for inspiring quotations to guide our leaders into 2015. Story »
An old adage says all paint is black until someone opens the can. Some truth, some falsehood and some gray areas lay hidden in the adage. To find them is to understand what color is, how the eye perceives it and how we humans interpret it. Story »
Most of the naked-eye planets are visible throughout February, with Venus and Mars gathering at dusk, and Jupiter reaching peak brightness and shining all night long. The Big Dipper also re-enters the Hawaiian evening sky.