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KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Journey performed at the Blaisdell Arena on Thursday in the first of three concerts in Honolulu. The band is led by Arnel Pineda, a sound-alike to former lead singer Steve Perry.

Journey’s present improves on the band’s past

Journey’s present improves on the band’s past

Newswatch

Environmental analysis pulled by planned Kauai dairy to give public more say

A planned dairy farm on Kauai has taken a step back by withdrawing parts of its application to allow more time for discussion of its likely environmental impact. Read More

911 Report

COURTESY MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Alex Hand has been charged with first-degree assault and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Man allegedly hits officer at Kahului Wendy’s

COURTESY MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Alex Hand has been charged with first-degree assault and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
A 30-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a female security officer at Maui Mall in Kahului. 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

Mopeds parked on street are supposed to be angled

Question: I parked my moped in street parking (metered stall), and this man was very annoyed. He kind of yelled at me. I just walked away and didn’t really listen to what he was saying. It’s legal for mopeds to park in the metered stalls, right? Read More

Lee Cataluna

What kind of leader do isle schools really need?

What are the most important characteristics for the new superintendent of Hawaii’s public schools? Read More

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

The election hogged the headlines as we “flASHback” on November’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

Facts of the Matter

COURTESY PHOTO
                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses

COURTESY PHOTO
                                An X-ray showing a broken arm after an accident. Richard Brill writes that most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. For example, there are lifesaving benefits of radiation treatment by X-rays, as well as the diagnostic use of X-rays to see inside the human body.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Most radiation is not harmful; in fact, most of it is useful. People discover new uses and new methods every day for use in health, industry, business, entertainment and scientific research. Read More

Volcanic Ash

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

Finally, real state action on our No. 1 crisis: homes

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
Two state Senate committees are finally trying to put real money behind the state’s so-far anemic attempts to address Hawaii’s affordable-housing crisis, arguably our No. 1 problem. Read More

Skywatch

Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue to light the sky

The planets continue to put on a good show this February. The Big Dipper returns to our evening skies, as it does every winter, and the Southern Cross brightens the predawn sky. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:57 am

Ocean Watch

COURTESY MANTA RAY BAY RESORT
                                Manta rays are gentle giants that are plankton feeders, swimming forward with mouths open to sift the water for food. Paddlelike flaps on each side of the mouth direct plankton down the hatch.

Yap’s gentle giants of the reef prove a bit timid, too

COURTESY MANTA RAY BAY RESORT
                                Manta rays are gentle giants that are plankton feeders, swimming forward with mouths open to sift the water for food. Paddlelike flaps on each side of the mouth direct plankton down the hatch.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm
I loved Yap’s super-friendly people, entwined mangrove forests and pristine reefs. It wasn’t what I expected but that’s the beauty of travel. You get to generate your own impressions. Read More