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County officials are urging the public to prepare for Hurricane Lane

County officials are urging the public to prepare for Hurricane Lane


Meeting for 3 proposed bikeways set

The city’s “Complete Streets” program is hosting a public meeting Aug. 29 on three new bikeways proposed for portions of South King, Punchbowl and Bishop streets in downtown Honolulu. Read More

911 Report

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. The dates indicate when the information was filed. Read More

Kokua Line

Tow crew must unhook car if driver shows up in time

Question: Auwe! There is hardly any street parking left, and they tow you at the drop of a hat! I begged the guy to let me move my car, and they took it anyway! Is that legal? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Talented legislators got lost in crowded primary

Without opposition for legislative seats in the general election, Democrats bunch up in the handful of big races, some good candidates get wiped out, and we end up without enough qualified, experienced, normal people actually running the government. Read More

Incidental Lives

Teacher inspired a career in writing

Late in the evening of my 50th birthday last month, lying in the dark with my 1-year-old son sleeping soundly on my chest, I opened the email app on my phone to discover a most unexpected artifact of my youth. Read More


Rail finances get more funky; governor’s race grows touchy

It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More

Facts of the Matter

Truly random numbers impossible to prove

Randomness might seem to dominate the world around us: falling leaves, the movement of trees in the wind, where the next raindrop will fall. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Let’s stop winging it on rail; take the time to get it right

The fight between Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City Council over SamKoo Hawaii’s 513-unit condominium near the Ala Moana Center rail terminus again points up the the chaos that bedevils rail. Read More


Ocean Watch

Waimea Bay is billboard for marine conservation

Fishing is prohibited here in the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District with the exception of Waimea Bay where shoreline hook-and-line fishing is allowed. Read More