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State Senate bill would increase can and bottle deposits

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

State Senate bill would increase can and bottle deposits

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm


Lanikai pillbox trail to close for 2 months

The popular Kaiwa Ridge trail, best known for two World War II-era structures along its long, narrow pathway, will be closed for two months starting March 28. It is commonly called the Lanikai pillbox trail. Read More

911 Report

Speed, alcohol factors in deadly crash

Excessive speed and alcohol were factors in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning that killed a 31-year-old Honolulu man on Moanalua Freeway, police said. Read More
Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm

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  March 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Kokua Line

Making way for ambulance doesn’t mean running light

Question: What should the driver of a vehicle stopped at a red light do when an emergency vehicle approaches from behind? Is it allowable or required for the driver to proceed through the red light as long as no one is coming from either side? Read More
Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Lee Cataluna

Bill offers compromise in clash over Mauna Kea

Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm
Kahele’s PowerPoint tracks the tangled modern history of development and damage on Mauna Kea. Read More

Incidental Lives

PE teacher embraces obstacles real and otherwise

A former collegiate basketball player and accomplished all-around athlete, Kevin O’Connell can hardly be expected to understand the singular misery of those wall-bracing kids for whom gym class is fraught with waiting humiliations. Read More


Caution in order for nuclear alert plan

Hawaii foolishly rushed ahead of other states into nuclear warnings, and we paid with the January fiasco that made us an international punchline and renewed worries about our state government’s competence. Read More

Facts of the Matter

Containment is main difficulty with fusion power

Thermonuclear reactions deep in the sun’s interior consistently generate the same amount of energy as 2.5 billion 500-megawatt generators, the largest on Earth. Read More

Volcanic Ash

At last, the end appears near for medical-aid-in-dying debate

Hawaii advocates for “death with dignity” legislation to allow the hopelessly ill the choice to end their suffering on their own terms have felt for 20 years like Charlie Brown and his football — so close, but always snatched away. Read More


Using the stars to make landfall

This month we focus on the third and final skill set essential for celestial navigation. After orienting the canoe and determining the canoe’s position at sea, the final challenge becomes making landfall. Read More

Ocean Watch