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Hawaii News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell and challenger Charles Djou squared off Thursday in a debate sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii at the Plaza Club downtown.

Bank post not a job, mayor says

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Bank post not a job, mayor says

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Newswatch

Camping is banned at park until 2017

No camping will be allowed for the rest of the year at the city’s Waimanalo Beach Park, which will be closed for renovations starting Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

911 Report

Tips sought on Hilo man missing for 9 years

Hawaii County police are again asking the public for any tips about a 42-year-old Hilo man who disappeared in 2007. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 12:27 am

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
Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 12:48 am

Kokua Line

Shred documents, recycle electronics at future events

Question: Please advise if there is a schedule of recurring paper shredding and electronic disposal, which is free and open to the public? Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Lee Cataluna

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Alma Nagao, left, and Eunice Higashi talk politics and the complications of renewing a driver’s license after age 72. They are students in the sewing classes upstairs at Kuni Island Fabrics. Sometimes they sew.

Stories, projects are pieced together at sewing classes

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Alma Nagao, left, and Eunice Higashi talk politics and the complications of renewing a driver’s license after age 72. They are students in the sewing classes upstairs at Kuni Island Fabrics. Sometimes they sew.

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm
In a quiet second-story room in Moiliili, the top floor of an old mochi factory with little windows that let in powdery light, women gather in that way that women (andsometimes men) have for centuries, to sew and talk, to teach and learn, to fix stitches and mend hearts and solve the problems of the world. 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

Rail is headed for the deep after a long, pricey journey

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

Skywatch

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Venus will brighten the sky at dusk all through October

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Venus is that blazing light you see in the western sky at dusk throughout October, outshining all other points of light in the sky. 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