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                                Mililani High School students were sent home early Monday following a stabbing incident on campus. The suspect was taken into custody. The two injured students were sent to a hospital with serious injuries.

Mililani student allegedly stabs 2 classmates

Mililani student allegedly stabs 2 classmates


Trades return, surf expected to grow to advisory levels

Tradewinds are expected to return to the Hawaiian Islands and strengthen through the week, while surf is expected to rise to advisory levels by late today, forecasters said. Read more

911 Report

                                Justin Rose
Work furlough inmate flees furlough housing

State sheriffs and Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in locating Justin Rose, who fled from Laumaka Work Furlough Center this afternoon. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics – Feb. 14-20, 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

                                TheBus No. 2 pulls up next to the bus stop on North School Street in front of Kapalama Elementary School.
Kokua Line: Riders must use Holo card to get discount under plan

Question: What is the “cap” they are taking about with TheBus fares? I am confused about what they are planning. Right now I buy an annual pass. Would that still be an option? Read more

Lee Cataluna

                                A bed roll and a water jug sit at the Hawaii Kai bus stop and Kiss and Ride parking area in preparation for a night’s stay.
Lee Cataluna: No solutions offered for Hawaii Kai bus stop of horrors

The City’s “Kiss and Ride” bus stop on Keahole street in Hawaii Kai across City Mill has been beset by problems for years. 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


                                State Health Director Bruce Anderson, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park met with news media to provide an update to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at the State Dept. of Health on Feb. 10.
David Shapiro: No need coronavirus tests when Hawaii leaders are psychic

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

Facts of the Matter

                                The devastating fusarium fungus’ arrival in Latin America last year spells trouble for the survival of the popular Cavendish banana. A man sells bananas near a quarantined banana plantation near Riohacha, Colombia, that has been affected by the fungus.
Column: Popular banana variety faces fatal fungal threat

Lowly bananas are the world’s most popular fruit. Sadly, the yellow fruit is in danger. Read more

Volcanic Ash

                                Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell addresses the news media during a press conference on Jan. 19.
David Shapiro: The stink of rail will follow Kirk Caldwell wherever he goes

It’s rich to see Mayor Kirk Caldwell posing as the voice of truth on Oahu’s floundering $9.2 billion rail project. Read more


                                A comparison of Betelgeuse from the beginning and end of 2019 shows that the star has been getting fainter, though scientists are not sure why.
Skywatch: 5 of our fellow planets will be visible in March

The sun continues its northward trek, crossing the equator and entering the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, the spring equinox. Read more

Ocean Watch

                                This man regretted using the machete he was holding in his left hand to swipe at a honeybee stinging his right arm. The move added stitches to the sting.
Ocean Watch: Bee mail offers some stinging comments

Explaining studies published in scientific journals is an interesting part of my job. I work hard to get the facts right, but when I don’t I appreciate corrections. Read more

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