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Hawaii News

PHOTO BY RONEN ZILBERMAN
                                Thomas Square Park. on Ward Av betwen Beretania and King.

Thomas Square will close for 6 months of city upkeep

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Thomas Square will close for 6 months of city upkeep

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Newswatch

Oldest known seabird incubating an egg

The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting — again. Read More

911 Report

Big Isle police seize $280K in crystal meth

Hawaii island police Thursday intercepted a shipment of crystal meth valued at $280,000. Read More
Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm

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  December 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Kokua Line

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

HOV lane requires 2 people at rush hour, with exceptions

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Question: I have some questions about the HOV lane on Kalanianaole Highway, if that’s what it’s called. Is the HOV for cars with a minimum of two people? Read More

Lee Cataluna

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                At an Aug. 12 press conference, Gov. David Ige announced that the State had reached an agreement with United Public Workers Union to proceed with Maui hospitals transition.

Ige nearly incoherent in defense of meddling

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                At an Aug. 12 press conference, Gov. David Ige announced that the State had reached an agreement with United Public Workers Union to proceed with Maui hospitals transition.

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 6:40 am
So much for transparency. The windows are shut, the blinds are drawn and there are only fumbled denials when anyone knocks and ask questions. Read More

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Facts of the Matter

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Many factors affect moon’s trip around Earth

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Just about everyone knows that the moon orbits Earth once every month. What we do not commonly know is that the moon’s orbit is not circular; it is elliptical. 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

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA
                                Tahitian prawns, also known as giant freshwater shrimp, can be found in streams and waters off all Hawaiian Islands since their introduction to the state in 1956.

Tahitian prawns gain foothold in local waters

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA
                                Tahitian prawns, also known as giant freshwater shrimp, can be found in streams and waters off all Hawaiian Islands since their introduction to the state in 1956.

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm
I had the pleasure of spending the long Thanksgiving weekend on Molokai with friends. After exploring that island’s remarkable beaches, we signed up with a local family for a guided hike up Halawa Valley to its waterfalls. Read More