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Legislators reach tentative rail funding deal

Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 12:22 am

Legislators reach tentative rail funding deal

Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 12:22 am


Maintenance closes Kailua Beach Park lot

The north side of the Kailua Beach Park parking lot will be closed today for maintenance, according to a news release from the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 10:45 pm

911 Report

Kapolei store employee arrested for alleged thefts

Police arrested a 30-year-old woman after she allegedly stole merchandise over three months from a store she works at in Kapolei. Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each week, the Honolulu StarAdvertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates listed indicate when the information was filed. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Kokua Line

Manoa, Palolo district pools remain closed due to repairs

Question: The Manoa swimming pool has been closed all summer. Maybe you can find out why. It’s been very hot in Manoa. We all love our pool. What the heck is going on? Read More
Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Lee Cataluna

At UH, ‘most beautiful’ depends on where you look

The University of Hawaii at Manoa gets on a list of the 30 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the world, and the first instinct might be to laugh at the irony and to shame the author of the article for not knowing what she’s talking about. Read More
Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Incidental Lives

Sacred Hearts student’s bee work has grade-A reputation

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Prior to last year, what Aubree Davis knew about bees — they buzz, they sting — could fit into the cell of a honeycomb with room to spare. Read More


Who needs plans, audits if you’ve got big backers?

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm
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

Gravitational waves offer astronomical revelations

Updated on  August 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm
In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity is not a force as it was in Newton’s description. In Newton’s view, gravity was due to the attraction of two masses according to the size of the masses and the distance between them. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Management, not funding, of rail needs to be explored

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm
State legislators are focused on the wrong question heading into their Aug. 28 special session on Oahu’s $10 billion runaway train. Read More


Isles will get partial view of Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:02 pm
For the United States, the biggest astronomy story for 2017 is the total eclipse of the sun that occurs over much of the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. Read More

Ocean Watch

Grotesque acorn worm helps clean sand in sea

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm
An acorn worm’s skin is so thin that when it’s full of sand, which is nearly always, the creature bursts open if you pick it up. Read More