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Hawaii News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Pictured is the progress of construction on July 6 along Kamehameha Highway at a section of rail running alongside the parking lot of Aloha Stadium.

Feds give city until end of year to address $1.5B deficit

Updated on  July 23, 2016 at 12:39 am

Feds give city until end of year to address $1.5B deficit

Updated on  July 23, 2016 at 12:39 am

Newswatch

Man shot by police is ID’d

A man who died Thursday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting has been identified as B.J. Medeiros, 36, of Keaau. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

911 Report

Small fires doused at 2 hotels in Waikiki

Honolulu firefighters put out two small smoldering fires at Waikiki hotels Friday. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 10:17 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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week. Read More

Kokua Line

COURTESY DLNR 
                                A view, from the makai side, of construction at the Maunalua Bay boat ramp.

Work underway to improve Maunalua boat-launch area

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                                A view, from the makai side, of construction at the Maunalua Bay boat ramp.

Updated on  July 10, 2016 at 10:07 pm
Question: There’s a bunch of heavy equipment in the parking lot across from Roy’s in Hawaii Kai. What’s going on? Are they going to be working on Kalanianaole Highway again? Read More

Lee Cataluna

DENNIS ODA / 2015
                                Mark Takai kept the focus where it belonged — on longtime swim coach Al Minn, left — during a dedication ceremony last fall at the Kailua District Park pool.

In a sea of slicks, Takai stood out as a listener and a servant

DENNIS ODA / 2015
                                Mark Takai kept the focus where it belonged — on longtime swim coach Al Minn, left — during a dedication ceremony last fall at the Kailua District Park pool.

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 11:58 am
An old-timer told me this story: He lives in Pearl City in a two-story house on a busy thoroughfare. His upstairs railing is a prime spot for campaign banners. Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Move from downtown gave nuns site with art deco charm

COURTESY DAVID CHEEVER
                                Architect Claude Albon Stiehl designed the building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school in a “restrained” art deco style.

Updated on  June 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm
As you approach the front of the art deco building that now houses the Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school at Nuuanu and Bates, your eyes can’t miss the nearly 15-foot-high grand entry doors of carved koa. It’s hard to think of others like them anywhere else in Honolulu. Read More

Incidental Lives

Excellence in science springs from diverse pursuits as youth

Sree Kutty’s ascent to the cosmos began with a childhood spent toggling the parallel channels of fine arts and hard science. Read More

fl(ASH)back

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This is the view of the progress of construction of the HART mass transit rail system being built along Kamehameha Hwy. as seen from where the H-1 freeway crosses Kamehameha Hwy. looking west towards Pearl City.

Transit project expense keeps going off the rails

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This is the view of the progress of construction of the HART mass transit rail system being built along Kamehameha Hwy. as seen from where the H-1 freeway crosses Kamehameha Hwy. looking west towards Pearl City.

Updated on  July 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOVEMBER 2014
                                Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna arrive at the second annual Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, Calif. More prizes are likely in their future.

CRISPR gene editing offers promise for treating defects

ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOVEMBER 2014
                                Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna arrive at the second annual Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, Calif. More prizes are likely in their future.
A new gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9 has turned the biology world upside down and will have an immeasurable effect on genetic and molecular biology research in the coming years. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Easing Council term limits will deny voters fresh faces, ideas

The City Charter Commission is trying again to give city elected officials looser term limits after voters resoundingly rejected the idea a decade ago. Read More
Updated on  July 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Skywatch

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5 planets are back in view over the islands next month

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Updated on  June 26, 2016 at 12:46 am
In July we are able to see all five “naked eye” planets, a mere six months after the last time this happened. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Bandtail goatfish, or weke pueo (sometimes called weke pahulu), are among the fish that can cause hallucinatory fish poisoning.

Hallucinations from toxin in fish are rare but potent

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Bandtail goatfish, or weke pueo (sometimes called weke pahulu), are among the fish that can cause hallucinatory fish poisoning.

Updated on  July 23, 2016 at 12:32 am
A Kentucky man emailed that he was doing research on nightmare weke and wondered whether I knew of recent cases here. Because I hadn’t written about this odd illness, also called hallucinatory fish poisoning, for years, I wondered, too. 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