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Halawa inmates find mercy in caring for sick and dying

Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Halawa inmates find mercy in caring for sick and dying

Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 10:14 pm


Howard Hughes Corp. co-sponsoring festival

The Honolulu Biennial Foundation announced Wednesday that the Howard Hughes Corp. will once again be a title sponsor for its contemporary arts festival in 2019. Read More

911 Report

Amtrak says unconscious passenger from Hawaii not injured by foul play

Updated on  May 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm
Amtrak says police have found no evidence of foul play related to severe injuries suffered by a 22-year-old train passenger who was found unconscious next to railroad tracks in Truckee, Calif. 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
Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Kokua Line

Don’t fall for shopper scam when unsolicited check comes

Updated on  May 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm
Question: In this day and age, it’s hard to tell what is real and what is a scam. I did sign up to be a secret shopper, but what they mailed me seems sketchy. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Halawa inmates find mercy in caring for sick and dying

Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 10:14 pm
The concept of time takes on extra significance for these men. Some of the patients they see are dying and know they will not live to see their parole. Read More

Incidental Lives

Couple endeavors to help kids fight stigma, find success

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm
For Daniel Inglis the call to special education as a profession was the culmination of numerous experiences — early struggles with math, a diagnosis of ADHD, his family’s advocacy on behalf of people with Hansen’s disease — slowly coming into focus as a connected whole. Read More


Facts of the Matter

Theories on Earth’s shape continue to fall flat

The recent surge in debate among supposedly educated people about the shape of planet Earth is surprising, considering Eratosthenes, an ancient Greek scientist, measured its circumference 22 centuries ago. Read More

Volcanic Ash


Jupiter, Venus to shine brightly in June sky

As spring turns to summer, the months of May and June have provided Polynesian mariners the best season for making a Tahiti-to-Hawaii Pacific passage. Read More

Ocean Watch

Brittle stars can regrow missing limbs if attacked

Updated on  May 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm
Finding several brittle stars while snorkeling this week reminded me of an invertebrate zoology class I took long ago at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More