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                                A Honolulu city employee held a sample mail-in ballot, July 14, for Hawaii’s primary election. The number of Oahu residents voting in this year’s Nov. 3 General Election has already surpassed the total count from 2016, the last time folks were asked to pick a U.S. president and Honolulu mayor.

Oahu vote tally topples record

Oahu vote tally topples record

Newswatch

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                                COVID-19 sample in the tube, COVID-19 testing.
Hawaii public schools report 10 coronavirus cases, mostly off campus

Hawaii’s public schools reported 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus among staff and students during the week ending Friday, but six had not been on campus for at least two weeks. Read more

911 Report

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                                HPD
Police make attempted murder arrest

Honolulu police arrested a 39-year-old man Saturday morning in connection with an attempted murder case. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics: Oct. 16 — Oct. 22, 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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                                USPS post office station at 335 Merchant St.
Kokua Line: Hawaii licenses expiring within 6 months may be eligible for renewal by mail

Question: The rules say you can renew your Hawaii driver’s license within six months before expiration. However, they’ve been allowing renewal by mail only for licenses that expire in 2020. This poses a horrible hardship during these times. Are there any plans to update the eligible expiration year to 2021? 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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                                The study of flow regimes also applies to how air moves. A Boeing 747 takes off at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.
Facts of the Matter: Many variables influence the flow of fluids

Werner Heisenberg, who revolutionized quantum theory with his famous uncertainty principle, said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” Read more

Volcanic Ash

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                                HART executive director Andrew Robbins greeted the public during a preview event at Leeward Community College on Feb. 8.
David Shapiro: A chance to play it smart on Honolulu rail for a change

For more than a decade, Honolulu rail has whipsawed between wildly optimistic promises about costs and schedules, and then panic when the hyperbole is inevitably exposed as false. Read more

Skywatch

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Skywatch: Isle-based astronomer earns Nobel accolades

On the morning of Oct. 8, Hawaii’s astronomy community woke to some exciting news: UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez, who has conducted research with the W.M. Keck Observatories for over 25 years, had just been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more

Rearview Mirror

Rearview: Hilton Hawaiian Village marks 65 years, and how the fireworks show got started

I wrote about the Hilton Hawaiian Village earlier this year, as it celebrates 65 years in operation. It was Henry Kaiser’s first venture into the hotel business when it opened on Sept. 17, 1955. Read more

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