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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Michael Town lives on Wilhelmina Rise. Behind him is his accessory dwelling unit.

Homeowners start to erect dwellings as rental space

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Homeowners start to erect dwellings as rental space

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Newswatch

Man gets 5-year sentence in death of Haiku resident

A Maui judge ordered the maximum five-year prison sentence for a man who delivered a fatal punch to a stranger. Read More
Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

911 Report

Quickly rising waves necessitate rescues

Ocean Safety personnel rescued a 36-year-old man who nearly drowned while snorkeling in waters off Three Tables beach, one of several rescues that resulted from quickly rising waves along the North Shore on Sunday. Read More
Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:53 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. Read More

Kokua Line

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Part of Magic Island pathway too close to sea to be repaved

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm
I walk around Magic Island a couple of times a week for exercise. The new walking path is great, but why was the path on the south side not redone? Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Ain’t no traffic like a commute to Waianae

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Updated on  March 12, 2017 at 12:16 am
The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day. Read More

Incidental Lives

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Bard’s work fuels teen in travels and in life

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 2:03 am
To Shakespeare, of whom Lanihuli Gilbert is so enamored, all the world was a stage. But to Gilbert, aspiring stage actress, it’s also a pretty good practice studio. Read More

fl(ASH)back

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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

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                                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