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U.S. NAVY
                                The USS Coronado is on its way back to Hawaii after experiencing an engineering problem while en route to the Western Pacific. The mishap is the fourth incident this year experienced by one of the Navy’s controversial littoral combat ships. The Coronado launched the first over-the-horizon Harpoon missile shot from a littoral combat ship during RIMPAC exercises in July.

Littoral ship returning to Pearl Harbor after engineering problem

Updated on  August 31, 2016 at 12:18 am

Littoral ship returning to Pearl Harbor after engineering problem

Updated on  August 31, 2016 at 12:18 am

Newswatch

Victim identified in fatal accident on Hawaii island

Hawaii County police Tuesday identified the 18-year-old Mountain View man who died Friday after his car apparently hit a wall while speeding on Highway 11. Read More
Updated on  August 31, 2016 at 3:03 am

911 Report

Driver on Big Island perishes in fiery crash

A 61-year-old Naalehu man was killed Monday when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off Hawaii Belt Road in South Kona, hit a rock wall, overturned and burned. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 10:01 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
Updated on  August 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

Kokua Line

Convention on conservation can be watched on cable TV

Question: Will the conservation event be on TV? I would like to be there in person, but age and infirmity make that impossible. I am especially interested in hearing what JaneGoodall has to say. She has always been a hero of mine. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Lee Cataluna

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                                Members of Leilehua High School sports teams volunteered to help dry cars Saturday at Herman’s Car Wash at Wahiawa General Hospital.

Car wash to save hospital raises far more than money

Lee Cataluna / lcataluna@staradvertiser.com
                                Members of Leilehua High School sports teams volunteered to help dry cars Saturday at Herman’s Car Wash at Wahiawa General Hospital.

Updated on  August 31, 2016 at 9:21 am
The line of cars stretched down Center Street, around the corner to Lehua Street and back into the main parking lot of Wahiawa General Hospital. People were waiting 30 minutes or longer to have their car washed, and they looked happy to do it. 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

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                                St. Andrew’s Priory senior Krista Chang said she was “completely surprised” at winning the 2016 Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition.

Brown Bags champ doesn’t let parade of life pass her by

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                                St. Andrew’s Priory senior Krista Chang said she was “completely surprised” at winning the 2016 Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition.

Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm
With apologies to Funny Girl Barbra Streisand and the “Glee”-ful Lea Michele, don’t tell Krista Chang not to live, to just sit and putter. 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

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                                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