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Clinic for homeless planned for Punawai Rest Stop in Iwilei

Clinic for homeless planned for Punawai Rest Stop in Iwilei


Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Read more

911 Report

Woman found not guilty in stabbing of housemate

A 38-year-old woman who had been charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of her group home housemate has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. 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. The dates indicate when the information was filed. Read more

Kokua Line

Kokua Line: Green waste in Oahu carts goes to Wahiawa for composting

Question: Where does the city take our green waste, and what do they do with it? Read more

Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Hanapepe salt makers defend their patch of earth

The salt makers of Hana­pepe, Kauai, are again having to defend their salt beds — the earthen pans where they continue the ancient Hawaiian method of making salt from the ocean in a precise, multi-step process that requires expert-level knowledge. 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


David Shapiro: Sour notes end Legislature; pigeons opine on rail plan

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

Column: Standard Model is favored but flawed physics theory

The Standard Model is what physicists call the current theory of fundamental particles and their interactions. Read more

Volcanic Ash

Volcanic Ash: From the politically profane to the profanely ridiculous

I had to laugh when a six-column headline in the newspaper last week declared: “Kahele uses profanity describing race with Gabbard.” Read more


Skywatch: Summer solstice brings longest period of daylight

Hokule‘a, Arcturus in the constellation Bootes, is the zenith star for Hawaii, passing above the Kau desert on Hawaii island. Read more

Ocean Watch

Ocean Watch: Taxonomists must follow strict rules

There are strict rules in taxonomy, the science of classifying and naming organisms. Read more

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