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RENDERING COURTESY LANAI ESTATES LLC
                                Five estates are being planned on 2-acre lots owned by Lanai Estates LLC in the Manele resort. Pictured is a rendering of the homes, each with a separate utility building with emergency backup battery power, a backup diesel generator, propane storage and trash room.

Billionaire Larry Ellison to build 5 unusual luxury homes on Lanai

Billionaire Larry Ellison to build 5 unusual luxury homes on Lanai

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                                Tiny Tadani.
TV personality Tiny Tadani arrested for breaking 14-day COVID-19 quarantine

The state’s Department of the Attorney General arrested television producer Tiny Tadani today for violating Hawaii’s 14-day mandatory travel quarantine. Read more

911 Report

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Woman, 21, charged with stabbing her husband in Wahiawa

Cassie J. Carter was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics: July 24 to July 30, 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

JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 19
Kokua Line: Progress for Hawaii Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims thanks to DMV database cross-checks

Question: Is there any update on your July 9 article 808ne.ws/july9kline) about the PUA payments being slowed down? I am one of those who has been waiting forever and I sent in everything they asked for and heard nothing back; still pending. Read more

Lee Cataluna

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JAN. 8
                                A Honolulu Rail Transit train is seen parked at the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College.
Lee Cataluna: Work from home era may leave rail behind

What if one of the after­-effects of COVID-19 is that Oahu doesn’t need rail as much anymore? 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, left, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige listen to questions during a press conference on Hurricane Douglas on Saturday.
David Shapiro: Local leaders take ‘Hokey Pokey’ path to COVID control

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

Facts of the Matter

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                                Visitors sit on a bench on the pier amid the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif.
Facts of the Matter: Earth’s path around the sun is more complex than it appears

The greatest influence on the Earth’s temperature is the tilt of its axis. Read more

Volcanic Ash

STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 27
                                A view of the construction of the HART mass transit rail line going into the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
David Shapiro: Oahu rail careens toward yet another fiscal train wreck

Taxpayers face more potentially ruinous hits from the city’s rail debacle if the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is allowed to sign a massive contract to finish the final 4 miles to Ala Moana Center without full public vetting. Read more

Skywatch

Comet, meteor shower light up August nights

August brings the third of the four star families to the eastern night sky. 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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