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COURTESY U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
                                Wisdom, a 65-year-old Laysan albatross, above right, nuzzles with her mate. The two took turns incubating an egg.

Laysan albatross, 65, again a mother

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Laysan albatross, 65, again a mother

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Newswatch

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Beach at Hanauma Bay reopens today

The beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. today for the first time in six days. Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm

911 Report

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:50 pm

Man who died after jump from cliff is ID’d

Hawaii County police Tuesday identified a 33-year-old man who died after jumping off a cliff into the ocean off Kailua-Kona as William H. Holman of Auburn, Wash. Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:50 pm

Vital Statistics

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Vital Statistics

Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week. The dates listed do not necessarily reflect the actual marriage or birth date, just when the information was filed. Marriage announcements do not represent all those filed, only those who consented to the release of the information. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Kokua Line

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm

’HPD’ license plates benefit a nonprofit, not department

Question: What are the requirements to get a Honolulu Police Department license plate? This would seem like an honor to have one and those drivers would respect the badge and drive accordingly. I have been noticing more and more of these plates on modified vehicles, usually driven by younger drivers who blatantly seem to drive as though they have been given a “safe” pass. Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY CIERA OBANDO
                                Volunteers cleaning a stretch of shoreline in Kahala use magnets to find nails in the sand. The nails come from wooden pallets that people burn to make illegal bonfires.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

Beach cleanup nets hundreds of nails from illegal bonfires

COURTESY CIERA OBANDO
                                Volunteers cleaning a stretch of shoreline in Kahala use magnets to find nails in the sand. The nails come from wooden pallets that people burn to make illegal bonfires.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm
While most of the island was marinating meat and buying bags of ice for Super Bowl gatherings, Ciera Obando and her family were on the beach picking up the mess from someone’s illegal partying. Read More

Keep Hawaii Hawaii

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Cathedral renovation aims to revive 19th-century style

LYDIA NYE / HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                The original Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in a sketch by Lydia Nye. A comprehensive $15 million to $20 million restoration will overhaul the cathedral to better reflect “the time period during which St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope blessed the Hawaiian Islands and the Cathedral with their presence,” according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm
“Although the Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace) has been renovated in the past and had been maintained over the years, there has not been a major project to address her comprehensive needs for decades.” Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY BURKE FAMILY
                                Emily Burke will be among the first girls to graduate from Damien Memorial School. The high school junior has already earned enough credits to graduate this spring.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 1:58 am

Damien’s rocketry captain aims high, won’t be boxed in

COURTESY BURKE FAMILY
                                Emily Burke will be among the first girls to graduate from Damien Memorial School. The high school junior has already earned enough credits to graduate this spring.

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 1:58 am
As captain of the school rocketry team, junior homecoming queen and precocious member of the first cohort of young women to graduate from Damien Memorial School, Emily Burke is perfectly comfortable charting her own course to success. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Leaders dig into new round of frustration and frivolity

Legislative silly season is upon us as we “flASHback” on January’s news that amused and confused Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

Facts of the Matter

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.

Moon’s ‘dark side’ is often confused with its far side

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The phrase “dark side of the moon” is a misnomer for the side facing away from our view. The amount of light shining on that side of Earth’s satellite depends on its relationship to the sun.
The headline read, “China to land on dark side of the moon.” Unlike the Force of “Star Wars” fame, the moon has no permanent dark side. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Schatz’s style in U.S. Senate shows similarities to Inouye

In many ways, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz seems the opposite of the man he replaced, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Whatever Happened To

No criminal charges filed against sisters

Skywatch

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am

Follow these tips to locate February’s 5-planet parade

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Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 3:08 am
Throughout February, all five naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — can be seen in the morning sky at the same time. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

Ghost crabs keep low profile along atoll’s sandy beaches

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The horn-eyed ghost crab, the larger of Hawaii’s two species of ghost crabs, is known to dig M-shaped burrows.

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am
While walking a beach at Midway recently, I noticed a lot of ghost crab holes with flat smooth sand around them, no mounds, sprinklings or claw prints in sight. Ghost crabs (also called sand crabs) are famous for building large, complex burrows. So what, I wondered, had these crabs done with their sand? Read More

Shining Stars

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

‘Iolani School senior will compete for national scholarship

‘Iolani School senior Amy Uehara was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2016 at the annual scholarship program finals, known previously as Hawaii’s Junior Miss. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm