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State on the hook for $71 million in aid to failed Hawaii Superferry

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:35 am

State on the hook for $71 million in aid to failed Hawaii Superferry

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:35 am


Kids needed for 10-day pilot swim class in Kailua

Organizers are seeking 32 children to participate in a pilot program in Kailua that aims to teach keiki about water safety and how to swim. Read More

911 Report

Male suspect sought in Honolulu robbery

Police are looking for a male suspect who allegedly attempted to rob a Honolulu retail establishment, the name or specific location of which was not disclosed. Read More
Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

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

Kokua Line

State offers tips on insurance and damage after condo fire

Question: Kokua Line has received several questions about condominium insurance after last week’s fire at the Marco Polo high-rise, which killed three people, seriously injured five others and damaged more than a third of the building’s units. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Sprinkler issue needs creativity and urgency

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell moved quickly to call for changing the city Fire Code to mandate automatic fire sprinklers that would have saved lives and property in Friday’s fire at the Marco Polo high-rise. Read More
Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm

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

Smell works more like a sixth sense sometimes

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
To humans, the sense of smell has a direct link to emotions. Who among us has not, at one time or another, had a memory and its associated feelings come rushing at us when catching a whiff of a perfume, theater popcorn or one of thousands of smells that we associate with events from our past? Read More

Volcanic Ash

Online clamor shifts justice system back to mob rule

Sometimes I worry 21st-century technology is taking us back to the 18th century when it comes to punishing criminals. Read More
Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 12:14 am


‘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

Albatross killings at Kaena Point were slaughters of innocents

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm
The Kaena Point incident is a stark contrast to the aloha spirit we enjoy in Hawaii, but the sentencing is done and it’s time to move on. Read More