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                                Pearl Harbor attack survivor Don Stratton placed a wreath with the help of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Director James Horton on Friday during the USS Arizona Reunion Association Wreath Laying Ceremony at Punchbowl.

Arizona survivors kick off week of tribute

Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Arizona survivors kick off week of tribute

Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Newswatch

Hilo compost facility is opposed

Native Hawaiian communities on Hawaii island plan to fight a planned $10.5 million composting facility adjacent to the Hilo landfill. Read More

911 Report

Aiea man faces abuse charge

A 22-year-old Aiea man has been charged with abuse of a family member after he allegedly assaulted a woman in Maili. Read More

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, 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

Flood insurance safeguards common areas of high-rises

Question: Why is flood insurance needed in high-rise condo units? My residence is on the 30th floor of a condominium in Honolulu. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Soledad “Sue” Obado and her granddaughter Dolleen Obado Keola posed for a photo at Starbucks in Waimalu the day after Thanksgiving. Obado was one of the founders of the Lanai Food Pantry in the 1970s and has run the operation as a volunteer ever since. Keola helped out this year with the pre-holiday work at the pantry, under Grandma Sue’s direction.

Lanai’s lucky this woman finds her joy giving kokua

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Soledad “Sue” Obado and her granddaughter Dolleen Obado Keola posed for a photo at Starbucks in Waimalu the day after Thanksgiving. Obado was one of the founders of the Lanai Food Pantry in the 1970s and has run the operation as a volunteer ever since. Keola helped out this year with the pre-holiday work at the pantry, under Grandma Sue’s direction.

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm
People call Soledad Obado “Auntie So-ling” or “Mama Sue” whether they’re related to her or not. Read More

Incidental Lives

She has put in the work, persevered and will win

Friends and family haven’t seen nearly as much of Kitty Souza lately — and they couldn’t be happier. Read More
Updated on  November 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Facts of the Matter

Definition of standard meter length has changed over centuries

You might not realize it, but certain fundamental units are the basis for all of our everyday measurements as well as those of the most precise scientific experiments. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing

With the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C., the local GOP is crying about Hawaii being out of step because of our all-Democratic congressional delegation. Yes, Hawaii would probably benefit from having a Republican voice on Capitol Hill, as the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki once provided. Read More

Skywatch

December’s full moon to be a little less ‘super’

The “super” full moon of Nov. 13-14 was in fact the closest full moon since 1948. While the full moon of Dec. 13 is still referred to as a supermoon, it’s barely in the club. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Ocean Watch

Some reef encounters captured in blink of eye

One of the pleasures of being home after an adventure is sorting photos of the trip. But as I go through pictures of my recent sailing trip in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, I’m also enjoying the images my mind took when it was too dark or too distant to shoot, or when I didn’t feel like looking at something marvelous through a lens. Read More
Updated on  November 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm