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No sprinkler systems, more costly damage

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 10:18 pm

No sprinkler systems, more costly damage

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 10:18 pm


Mayor to sign plastic bag phase-out law

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is scheduled to hold a signing ceremony this afternoon for a city ordinance to phase out the distribution of reusable plastic checkout bags on Oahu. Read More
Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

911 Report

4 women hurt in Maili vehicle crash

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm
Four women were injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Maili. 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. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm

Kokua Line

Bus transit depot parking isn’t for nearby businesses

Question: Please find out who has parking privileges at the bus transit depot, Middle Street location. Finding parking nearby where I work is almost impossible. I was once warned by security my car would be towed away in the future. Read More
Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 10:48 pm

Lee Cataluna

Summer cultural camp a rite for ohana as much as for kids

The kids, all 290 of them, are calmly sitting on the gym floor dressed in their aloha-print best waiting for the program to start. Read More

Incidental Lives

Parkinson’s patient’s trek proves feet of strength

Chris Dacus’ journey of 1,080 miles started not with the proverbial one step, but with niggling internal voices that kept saying “don’t” and “can’t” and “better not.” Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm


Governor mixes it up with typical complacency

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

The creation and shapes of proteins are still unknown

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Proteins are the most important of all biochemicals. They are involved in nearly all bodily processes in one way or another. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Isle leaders intently keep blind eye on rail’s budget

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, the City Council, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and the state Legislature have made a culture of looking the other way when it comes to the financial and managerial lapses that have doubled the cost of Oahu rail to $10 billion and delayed its opening by six years. Read More


‘Cruel sun’ at noon comes back in July

While we lose the Southern Cross from the Hawaiian Islands by the time July starts, the month does provide a last chance to catch the brilliant stars Alpha and Beta Centauri, the best summertime stars we see in Hawaii and which are not visible from most of the United States. Read More

Ocean Watch

Pulsating pyrosome lights up dive in Galapagos

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
Pyrosomes have been in the news this summer because masses of them are, for the first time, showing up along North America’s northwestern coast. Read More