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                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority is adding “responsible tourism” to its traditional branding of promoting Hawaii as a world-class destination. Visitors from North Carolina, Mark Sellers and his wife, Sybil, took a photo Tuesday of their kids, Rebecca, 14, and Jonathan, 17, at the Diamond Head State Monument sign.

Hawaii Tourism Authority marketing now includes teaching tourists to be responsible

Hawaii Tourism Authority marketing now includes teaching tourists to be responsible


                                A garlic chicken and chicken guisantes plate lunch, with curry macaroni salad and ocean salad is served at the airport Mixplate location.
L&L expands Mixplate concept to mainland

L&L Hawai’i is expanding its Mixplate concept, opening restaurants in Washington state, California and Colorado. Read more

911 Report

Waikiki robbery suspects face additional charges for post-arrest misconduct

Honolulu police arrested two men in connection with two late night robberies in Waikiki. 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. Read more

Kokua Line

COURTESY PIXABAY cybersecurity, data, binary, network, networking
Kokua Line: Boost personal security online to help avoid holiday scam surge

Question: I got a strange phone call where a person claiming to be my grandchild was on the line with another person. They said my grandchild had a serious problem and needed money ASAP. Read more

Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: The holidays can come with a lot of baggage

This is the time of year for a lot of bracing: bracing for the Black Friday insanity, bracing for the mountain of deadline-driven work that will take up the weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, bracing for potentially fraught family dinners and bracing for the ordeal that is holiday air travel. 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


                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell, left, and Governor David Ige.
David Shapiro: Ige, Caldwell hit the road; regrettably, they’ll be back

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

Facts of the Matter

                                The influenza virus is particularly proficient at changing itself to sneak past the human immune system.
Column: Viruses lurk between the living and nonliving

In 1898, Friedrich Loeffler and Paul Frosch discovered that the cause of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock was an infectious particle smaller than any bacteria. This was the first clue to the nature of viruses. Read more

Volcanic Ash

                                Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro has been on paid leave since March after being named the target of a federal corruption probe.
David Shapiro: Vague law, lax officials save Keith Kaneshiro from impeachment

It’s time for the city clerk and state court to stop hiding behind technicalities and provide meaningful guidance on what it would take to impeach city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro. Read more


COURTESY 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
This diagram illustrates the 20 newly discovered moons of Saturn.
November brings special planetary views, Leonids Meteor Shower to Hawaii skies

Using the Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea, a team led by Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. Read more

Ocean Watch

                                New Caledonia residents succeed in educating people to respect their sea kraits. Here a visitor drops to the ground to admire a “tricot raye” crawling ashore for a rest.
Ocean Watch: Sea krait is snake that lives on land and in the sea

The tricot raye is a special type of snake called a sea krait, a snake that lives on both land and in the sea. Read more

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