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JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 2016
                                A man tends to a section of railing that came loose from two men who fell from the top level. A City Council committee last week deferred a bill that would require periodic inspections and mandatory corrective action for unsafe conditions at commercial buildings, condominiums and apartments three stories or higher — a measure introduced from this accident.

Building inspection measure deferred

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

Building inspection measure deferred

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

Newswatch

Man arrested in Hawaiian Paradise Park truck theft

Hawaii island police arrested a 24-year-old Pahoa man for allegedly stealing a white Ford F-250 in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Read More
Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm

911 Report

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                                Ocean Safety officials advise beachgoers to keep a close watch on small children along the shore, watch for wet rocks, swim where lifeguards are on duty, and carry a mobile phone when kayaking or boating.

Lifeguards rescue 11 from rough surf

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                                Ocean Safety officials advise beachgoers to keep a close watch on small children along the shore, watch for wet rocks, swim where lifeguards are on duty, and carry a mobile phone when kayaking or boating.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm
Honolulu Ocean Safety lifeguards rescued 11 people in separate incidents Saturday at Spitting Caves in Portlock and near Pokai Bay in Waianae. Read More

Vital Statistics

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Vital statistics

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Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm
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. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More

Kokua Line

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                                A sign marks a handicapped-accessible parking space as large enough for vans.

Disability-parking vehicles may use van-accessible stalls

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                                A sign marks a handicapped-accessible parking space as large enough for vans.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 9:58 am
Question: I see all these van emblems in the handicapped stalls more and more, and am wondering if we can still park in these handicap stalls or not. … I have seen these same emblems in Vegas and was told by a sheriff there that I could get a ticket for parking in those stalls, which are for vans transporting handicapped people. Read More

Lee Cataluna

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                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Kamehameha program celebrates 50 years of sharing Hawaiian culture with kids

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                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Somewhere in your house, you may still have the ipu. Somewhere in your head, you can still recall the songs. Ei nei, look at us! Read More

Incidental Lives

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                                Maryknoll School President Perry Martin, left, Kiana Arcayena and Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong.

Maryknoll junior aids causes great and small

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                                Maryknoll School President Perry Martin, left, Kiana Arcayena and Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong.

Updated on  May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm
In matters of giving back and paying forward, Maryknoll School junior Kiana Arca- yena doesn’t care to be overly discriminate. Read More

fl(ASH)back

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.

Bad things come to those taking a stand in Legislature

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.
It’s the last Sunday in May and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Zealandia debate centers on definition of a continent

The continents are: Australia, Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Zealandia. Read More
Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Volcanic Ash

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.

Souki’s House career lasted 35 years for good reason

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.
It would be negligent to let the 2017 Legislature get too far away without voicing an appreciation of Rep. Joe Souki, who resigned as House speaker at the session’s end. Read More

Skywatch

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                                As with all of our monthly star maps, the June map is good for 10 p.m. early in the month, 9 p.m. in the middle of the month and 8 p.m. at the end of the month. As our map shows, Jupiter and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the mid-evening sky.

Jupiter and Saturn take prime spots in June sky

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                                As with all of our monthly star maps, the June map is good for 10 p.m. early in the month, 9 p.m. in the middle of the month and 8 p.m. at the end of the month. As our map shows, Jupiter and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the mid-evening sky.
This June provides a great chance to see the solar system’s biggest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, throughout most of the evening. Read More

Ocean Watch

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                                A shrimp at low tide off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waits for a spring tide to return and carry it away.

Spring tides are perfect for strolling among reef

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A shrimp at low tide off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waits for a spring tide to return and carry it away.
When sailing among the hundreds of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, there are no activities I would choose over snorkeling or diving. Except during spring tides. Then, with pleasure, I choose walking. Read More