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                                Community members pose Saturday after a news conference at Haleiwa Beach Park to discuss recent illegal gatherings at north- and west-shore beaches on Oahu.

Hawaii beach parties draw response from police and state

Hawaii beach parties draw response from police and state

Newswatch

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Tradewinds making a comeback today

Today’s forecast is mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and highs from 86 to 91 degrees. Read more

911 Report

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Man, 45, arrested after he allegedly attacks man in Ewa Beach

Honolulu police arrested a 45-year-old man after he allegedly attacked a 33-yearold man in Ewa Beach. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics: May 8-14, 2020

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

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                                Hawaii’s unemployment office is among those apparently being targeted by Scattered Canary, a Nigerian cybercrime ring that allegedly has stolen millions of dollars from other states’ unemployment funds.
Kokua Line: Oahu man’s stolen identity used in false jobless claim

Hawaii’s unemployment office is among those apparently being targeted by Scattered Canary, a Nigerian cybercrime ring that allegedly has stolen millions of dollars from other states’ unemployment funds. Read more

Lee Cataluna

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                                An early afternoon sun shines on Merchant St. in downtown Honolulu on Thursday.
Lee Cataluna: Coronavirus lockdown brought surprise perks across occupations

Staying at home brought quiet and rest, while at the same time putting into sharp focus what is truly essential, and the self-reliance we’re able to summon when needed. 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

fl(ASH)back

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                                Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell at a press conference at Honolulu Hale in April.
David Shapiro: Color-coded mayhem marks Hawaii coronavirus response

It’s the last Sunday in May and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read more

Facts of the Matter

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                                Clouds drift over a field of flowers in Menkofen, Germany.
Facts of the Matter: Clouds can form an infinite number of stunning displays

Beyond merely noticing how cloudy it is, how often do we really pay attention to clouds? Read more

Volcanic Ash

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David Shapiro: As lawmakers fight each other, COVID-19 scores a TKO

In the Legislature’s recent 10-day emergency session, lawmakers devoted more energy to fighting Gov. David Ige than the virus. Read more

Skywatch

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                                Astronomers using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured imagery of a rare galaxy from the early days of the universe. The galaxy, R5519, is about 11 billion light-years away. Left to right: A composite look at R5519 comprising images from the Hubble Space Telescope; a combined color image of the galaxy; and an artist rendering of R5519 by James Josephides of Swinburne Astronomy Productions.
Skywatch: Hawaii observatory is used to glimpse rare galaxy

June signals the last month in our discussion of the star family Kaiwikuamo‘o, the Backbone. Read more

Ocean Watch

COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                The kolea population is unknown because the last census was in 1968. With a new website started, koleacount.org, the public can contribute sightings to get an estimate on the population size.
Ocean Watch: Citizen scientists needed to track kolea in Hawaii

This is not a farewell column. It’s a see-you-soon-in-another-place column. I wish everyone the best in these challenging times, and look forward to continuing our connection. Read more

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