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                                Jamie Gomer, left, a college career counselor at King Kekaulike High School, and Debbie Hisashima, a former first-grade teacher who is an academic coach for teachers at Pukalani Elementary, were among those voting Thursday on the HSTA contract at McKinley High.

Teachers approve 4-year contract

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Teachers approve 4-year contract

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Newswatch

Flores gives $1 million to UH college

Eddie Flores Jr., founder of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, has donated $1 million to the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More
Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 1:23 am

911 Report

Blaze does ‘nominal’ damage to Hilo apartment

Hawaii island firefighters extinguished a blaze Wednesday at a studio apartment in Hilo. Read More
Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Kokua Line

Piikoi freeway ramp closure is temporary — temporarily

Question: Can you do an update on the closure of the Piikoi Street eastbound freeway entrance? Is it permanent or just temporary? I really miss that freeway entrance. Read More

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Author R. Zamora Linmark poses with Natalie Aczon, who owned the Waikiki cafe where he would go to write his breakthrough novel, “Rolling the R’s.”

Novel’s anniversary is recognition of triumph

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Author R. Zamora Linmark poses with Natalie Aczon, who owned the Waikiki cafe where he would go to write his breakthrough novel, “Rolling the R’s.”

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 12:19 am
Picture a literary event downtown on a Wednesday night where a group of writers and scholars gather to hear a book being read. Read More

Incidental Lives

Dedication nabs first mock trial state title

The case seemed like a slam dunk for the prosecution. Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

ASSOCIATED PRESS
It’s the last Sunday in March and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.

Magnetic ‘magic’ offers a cool way to charge, cook

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.
Charging a cellphone on an induction pad seems like magic, and in a way it is. Induction is a feature of electromagnetism that Michael Faraday stated in 1831, now known as Faraday’s law. It is the basis for much of modern electrical and electronic technology. Read More

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

Skywatch

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Time nears for plovers to bid aloha to islands

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
The fish is small, but still. It seems a kolea would quickly lose a fish to bandit birds before it could break it into beak-sized bits. But maybe our Jude is a first-year, inexperienced bird. Or he’s just slow. Read More