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DENNIS ODA / AUG. 24
                                Kathy Driver gets a hepatitis A vaccination at Iolani School. The school offered free voluntary vaccinations to faculty, staff and spouses.

Employer within rights to require hep A vaccine

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Employer within rights to require hep A vaccine

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Newswatch

App helps moms-to-be with fish diet choices

A University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher has developed an app that has the potential to empower pregnant women to make informed decisions about the fish they eat. Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 10:08 pm

911 Report

Unconscious man rescued from shorebreak

A man in his 30s was in critical condition Sunday after becoming unconscious in the water at Sandy Beach. Read More

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
Updated on  August 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

Kokua Line

DENNIS ODA / AUG. 24
                                Kathy Driver gets a hepatitis A vaccination at Iolani School. The school offered free voluntary vaccinations to faculty, staff and spouses.

Employer within rights to require hep A vaccine

DENNIS ODA / AUG. 24
                                Kathy Driver gets a hepatitis A vaccination at Iolani School. The school offered free voluntary vaccinations to faculty, staff and spouses.

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm
Question: I work at Big City Diner, and they are requesting mandatory hepatitis A vaccination to be employed with them. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Candidate keeps knocking, hoping for an opportunity

There are a lot of shirtless men in Hawaii Kai. They have to negotiate a stand-down with their packs of high-strung house dogs before they can answer the knock at the door.There are garages with more sports equipment than the YMCA and well-dressed women with dogs as big as ponies. And it is hot, hot, hot. Read More
Updated on  August 27, 2016 at 10:04 pm

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

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Ann Yoshida: 
                                The Mililani graduate will be going to Brazil to take part in the first-ever paracanoe kayak event in the Paralympic Games

Woman climbs even higher with paralysis as a catalyst

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                                Ann Yoshida: 
                                The Mililani graduate will be going to Brazil to take part in the first-ever paracanoe kayak event in the Paralympic Games
Before the devastating traffic accident in 2000 that left her a paraplegic, the trajectory of Ann Yoshida’s life seemed reassuringly normal. 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 / 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

Caldwell’s 6-figure bank job should raise more alarms

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s slippery defense of his more than $200,000-a-year side job as a director of Territorial Bancorp should set off more alarms than it silences. Read More
Updated on  August 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Skywatch

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August glitters with ‘star’ shower, planet powwow

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Updated on  July 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm
This August features a gathering of planets just above the sun at dusk, and the return of the most famous meteor shower. Read More

Ocean Watch

Nonprofit’s scientific news is a salve for a gloomy world

The Society for Science and the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing scientific news, emails me with weekly updates. Read More
Updated on  August 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm

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