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ROB SHIKINA / RSHIKINA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Scores of demonstrators marched in the International People’s Climate Movement March for Climate, Jobs & Justice in Waikiki on Saturday, joining other events across the country to fight climate change.

Climate rally brings hundreds to Waikiki

Updated on  April 30, 2017 at 12:53 am

Climate rally brings hundreds to Waikiki

Updated on  April 30, 2017 at 12:53 am

Newswatch

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Heavy rainfall prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for Oahu, Hawaii island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai through at least this afternoon.

Wet weather, high surf expected across isles

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Heavy rainfall prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for Oahu, Hawaii island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai through at least this afternoon.
Windy and wet weather is expected to continue through Monday as a Kona low passes close to the island chain. Forecasters also predict that snow could fall on Hawaii island summits. Read More

911 Report

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Law enforcement officers helped a woman into the back seat of a Honolulu Police Department patrol car Friday at a business located at 655 Keeaumoku St.

Alleged owners of massage parlor arrested

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Law enforcement officers helped a woman into the back seat of a Honolulu Police Department patrol car Friday at a business located at 655 Keeaumoku St.
Investigators from the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office, with the help of police and Homeland Security, arrested two women at a Keeaumoku Street massage parlor Friday. Read More

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

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

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MELVEEN LEED
                                Singer Melveen Leed visited her mother Didi Kaakimaka every day and sang for her. Kaakimaka suffered from Alzheimers and, even in the last stages of the disease, would sometimes remember lyrics to old songs.

Melveen Leed pays tribute to her mother

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MELVEEN LEED
                                Singer Melveen Leed visited her mother Didi Kaakimaka every day and sang for her. Kaakimaka suffered from Alzheimers and, even in the last stages of the disease, would sometimes remember lyrics to old songs.

Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm
Melveen Leed has sung for millions of people — at the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall and, for many years, in showrooms in Waikiki. Over the last year, every day and sometimes twice, she sang for her mother. 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

STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE
                                U.S. sens. Brian Schatz (left) and Maizie Hirono (right).

Politicians showered us with comedy through April

STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE
                                U.S. sens. Brian Schatz (left) and Maizie Hirono (right).
It’s the last Sunday in April 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

JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 3
                                As the only tropical state, Hawaii is the sole state to experience the overhead sun. The phenomenon occurs in mid-May in the southern end of the island chain.

Lahaina Noon will strike isles next month

JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 3
                                As the only tropical state, Hawaii is the sole state to experience the overhead sun. The phenomenon occurs in mid-May in the southern end of the island chain.
In the tropics, the sun passes overhead twice during the year. On these two days, the sun will be exactly overhead at midday and an upright object such as a flagpole will have no shadow. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Freshwater crayfish, or yabbies as they are called in Australia, serve as bait for fishermen. Yabbies are also delectable to stingrays, which smash the burrowed tunnels the yabbies live in, and also to the fish that follow the stingrays.

Australian yabbies draw fishers and stingrays

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Freshwater crayfish, or yabbies as they are called in Australia, serve as bait for fishermen. Yabbies are also delectable to stingrays, which smash the burrowed tunnels the yabbies live in, and also to the fish that follow the stingrays.
I’m back in Australia getting our sailboat Honu ready for another Great Barrier Reef adventure. Read More