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                                Harry Harris: 
                                Protecting the state can be done on Kauai and from Alaska, he says.

Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Newswatch

Scouts’ annual event features fun, science

The Boy Scouts will be holding the Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration with more than 100 free STEM-based activities, experiments and workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Read More
Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm

911 Report

Blaze does ‘nominal’ damage to Hilo apartment

Hawaii island firefighters extinguished a blaze Wednesday at a studio apartment in Hilo. Read More
Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

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. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Kokua Line

Get rid of drugs at 12 sites from 10 to 2 on Saturday

Question: I need information about the drug disposal event. Please print the hours and locations. Just the date and a link don’t help me, and I’m sure other readers also. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Parks need help, but bill to allow it is complicated

We can all agree that city parks and facilities need help, right? There are parks where the weeds growing through the cracks in the parking lot are thicker than the grass on the playing field. Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Incidental Lives

Dedication nabs first mock trial state title

The case seemed like a slam dunk for the prosecution. Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

fl(ASH)back

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We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

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It’s the last Sunday in March and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Facts of the Matter

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.

Magnetic ‘magic’ offers a cool way to charge, cook

NEW YORK TIMES / 2010
                                Induction cooking starts off with an alternating current, which flows through burner pads on a stove. The magnetic field that results interacts with the magnetic material in the cooking vessel, producing thermal energy. Lisa Simpson of Snohomish, Wash., uses her six-range induction stove to cook salmon and orecchiette with asparagus and leeks.
Charging a cellphone on an induction pad seems like magic, and in a way it is. Induction is a feature of electromagnetism that Michael Faraday stated in 1831, now known as Faraday’s law. It is the basis for much of modern electrical and electronic technology. Read More

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

Skywatch

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Constellations, planets, Lyrids show off in April

COURTESY JIMMY WESTLAKE / NASA
                                The Lyrid meteor shower returns on April 21 and 22, this year with good dark skies.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm
April is always a good time to spot most of the famous constellations in one night in the islands. April has the added bonus of being able to catch all five of the naked-eye planets for at least part of the month. Read More

Ocean Watch

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Time nears for plovers to bid aloha to islands

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
The fish is small, but still. It seems a kolea would quickly lose a fish to bandit birds before it could break it into beak-sized bits. But maybe our Jude is a first-year, inexperienced bird. Or he’s just slow. Read More