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Tour boat operator involved in a lava bomb incident has history of passenger issues

Tour boat operator involved in a lava bomb incident has history of passenger issues


Schofield added to CVS’ transition program

CVS Health said Tuesday it is expanding the company’s participation in the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative to new locations in Schofield Barracks and Hampton Roads in Virginia. Read More

911 Report

2 arrested in Ala Moana attempted murder case

Police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly trying to kill a 17-year-old boy in the Ala Moana area Sunday, and a 26-year-old for allegedly assaulting the teen. 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 indicate when the information was filed. Read More

Kokua Line

Kaimana the monk seal thrives despite repeated hookings

Question: Regarding Rocky the Hawaiian monk seal, it’s wonderful to hear that she’s had another pup, this time at a safer location (808ne.ws/­716sty). Can we also get an update on Kaimana, the pup born last year in Waikiki? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Purchasing a bag only makes stores more green

Maybe you’ve noticed the Australian tourists shopping at Waikele Premium Outlets wheeling their suitcases from store to store and wondered, “What’s up with that?” Read More

Incidental Lives

Kaimuki Christian School student shares Holocaust survivors’ memories

Just 16 years old, Emily Kuwaye already has had the good fortune — and good parenting — to have experienced cultures as far-flung as Slovakia, Japan, France and the Philippines. Read More


Hugely ballistic Trump tweets; Hirono’s 4-letter-word retort

June is done and it’s time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

With metals running low, scientists look to space

We use metals for so many different purposes that a list would go on page after page. The most common and most well known are iron and aluminum. It just happens that these are the two most abundant metals in Earth’s crust. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Hanabusa coasts on leadership claims while vague on policy

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is campaigning for governor on her abilities as a leader, but she is failing the first obligation of political leadership: telling voters exactly where she intends to lead us. Read More


Ocean Watch

Porcupine pufferfish packs poisonous punch

While snorkeling with a friend visiting from Canada, I spotted a tiny porcupine pufferfish resting on the ocean floor in about 6 feet of water. Read More