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JAMM AQUINO / APRIL 2016
                                U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said because of climate change, by 2100, Hawaii’s sea levels will rise by more than 3 feet. An eroded section of Farrington Highway at Makaha Beach Park in Makaha.

Isles green energy fans decry Trump’s order boosting coal

Isles green energy fans decry Trump’s order boosting coal

Newswatch

Nainoa Thompson honored for expedition

Polynesian Voyaging Society President and master navigator Nainoa Thompson received the Explorers Club Medal this past weekend in New York. Read More

911 Report

Man charged with stabbing victim to death

A Waipahu man accused of using a large kitchen knife in a fatal stabbing appeared in District Court in Honolulu on Wednesday. Read More

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. Read More

Kokua Line

29 parking spaces taken by South Street bike lane

Question: How many parking spaces are they taking out for the new bike lane they’re building on South Street? Read More

Lee Cataluna

BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Maui mayor Alan Arakawa, shown during an editorial board meeting, wants to close Waiehu Golf Course.

Plan to close golf course spells doom for Arakawa

BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Maui mayor Alan Arakawa, shown during an editorial board meeting, wants to close Waiehu Golf Course.

Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 8:16 am
Did somebody mention Alan Arakawa for governor in 2018? Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
                                Adonis Buttel, left, son Colt Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas.

First-time homeowners now living their dream

COURTESY HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
                                Adonis Buttel, left, son Colt Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 12:28 am
It’s been five months since Adonis Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas closed on their Pearl City dream home, and Buttel hasn’t stopped pinching himself. Read More

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

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

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2013 & 2014
                                Machines can be made to look humanoid, but it’s highly unlikely they will take over from humans. Honda Motor Co.’s robot named Asimo, left, can walk and grip things. Internet company SoftBank’s robot, Pepper, can recognize mood swings.

Machines can be intelligent but they will never be human

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2013 & 2014
                                Machines can be made to look humanoid, but it’s highly unlikely they will take over from humans. Honda Motor Co.’s robot named Asimo, left, can walk and grip things. Internet company SoftBank’s robot, Pepper, can recognize mood swings.

Updated on  March 16, 2017 at 11:52 pm
Thinking machines are here, or not. The debate continues while developments in artificial intelligence create more and more sophisticated machines that are becoming more and more humanlike. Read More

Volcanic Ash

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

President’s reaction, not ruling, erodes faith in values

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.
If we want to inspire confidence in our democracy, we should let the process play out before making angry snap judgments. Read More

Skywatch

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A boat tour near Kilauea Volcano started the columnist thinking about the origins of living organisms, especially the theory that life on Earth began in the ocean, where primitive proteins evolved into cells.

Primordial soup brews near active volcanoes

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                A boat tour near Kilauea Volcano started the columnist thinking about the origins of living organisms, especially the theory that life on Earth began in the ocean, where primitive proteins evolved into cells.

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm
Last week on a Hawaii island boat tour, I watched Kilauea Volcano shoot its lava off a cliff. Liquid orange rock spurted like a fire hose from a tube 3 to 6 feet wide, plunging 60-some feet to the ocean in explosions of steam, glass particles and hydrochloric acid. Read More