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                                Entry to the municipal parking lot along Kuhio Avenue near Kaiolu Street remains blocked more than a year after construction of the Ritz-Carlton Residences’ second tower was completed.

Developer, city fail to keep promises on Waikiki parking lot

Developer, city fail to keep promises on Waikiki parking lot


                                President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Friday in Lake Charles, La.
Hawaii joins court action against Trump’s proposed funding for border wall

A multistate coalition including Hawaii has filed court papers to block President Donald Trump from diverting $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Read more

911 Report

                                Honolulu police are searching for the driver who struck a 6-year-old bicyclist on Puuahi Street Friday night in Laie.
Police search for driver that critically injured girl, 6, in Laie

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 6-year-old girl on a bicycle in Laie on Friday night, leaving her in critical condition. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics, Oct. 4-10

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

PIXABAY autumn, halloween, fall, pumpkins
Kokua Line: Kindness a universal aid for trick-or-treaters on the autism spectrum

Question: Does Hawaii do the “blue bucket” thing on Halloween? If so, please spread the word. Read more

Lee Cataluna

                                Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke to the media Friday in Berlin, N.H. The presidential candidate accused her own party of “rigging” the election and said she may boycott Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate.
Lee Cataluna: Boycotting debate hurts only Tulsi Gabbard

Honolulu Councilwoman-turned- Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released a video on social media this week saying she is considering boycotting Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate because the process is “rigged.” Read more

Incidental Lives

Incidental Lives: Family-run business thrives on a set of old-school values

If you want to do business with Miller Industries, you’ll need to pick up the phone and have an actual conversation with an actual human being or, better, stop by the shop on Kalihi Street, where you can have that same actual conversation face to face with one of those human beings. Read more


Column: David Ige, Harry Kim play ‘who’s on first?’ as mauna protests grow

It’s the last Sunday in August and time to flASHback on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read more

Facts of the Matter

                                Earth’s atmosphere alters the light that reaches us during sunset, like this one seen from Kakaako Waterfront Park.
Facts of The Matter: Perception of color has subjective nature

Sunlight is the primary illuminator. Its spectrum is a familiar rainbow with maximum emittance in a color that most of us would call yellow-green — light of wavelength around 550 nanometers. Read more

Volcanic Ash

                                Rep. Cynthia Thielen will retire next year from the Kailua House seat she’s held for 30 years.
David Shapiro: Retiring state Rep. Cynthia Thielen held her ground with grace

It’s been a long time since the Hawaii Republican Party was a force to be taken seriously, and it will be less so with Cynthia Thielen’s departure from the Legislature. Read more


                                Subaru’s COMICS instrument studying mid-infrared light was used to create this map of Jupiter. Key features include the GRS (Great Red Spot) as well as notable vortices (3), hot spots (4) and large plumes (5) in the atmosphere.
Skywatch: Hawaii’s October night sky to feature Jupiter, Saturn, meteors and ‘Kite of Kawelo’

Throughout October the two largest planets of the solar system will be visible in the southwest throughout the early evening. Read more

Ocean Watch

                                The two rows of frills on a white-speckled sea hare’s back line its hidden shell.
Ocean Watch: Sea hares’ tentacles combine nose and tongue

I came across a scene I’ve not seen before: two white-speckled sea hares mating. Read more

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