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UH tourism school needs refreshing

Hawaii is one of the top tourism destinations in the world — which gives the University of Hawaii every reason to strive for excellence in its industry workforce development and executive education. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Simulate Complete Street changes

The city is planning a Complete Streets makeover of the Liliha Street and Nuuanu Avenue traffic corridors. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Honolulu’s critical shortage of ambulances threatens safety

My mother-in-law, Philomena, died doing something she loved. She was picking puakenikeni from the branches of the family tree to make lei for a church function when she stumbled on a tree root and fell. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Our parks get a solid C, not counting beaches

The Honolulu City and County park system ranks near the middle among the nation’s 100 largest city areas, according to a Trust for Public Land evaluation, which included access — percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park — among its measures. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Protect section of Waikiki Beach

For nine decades, the Royal Hawaiian groin has shielded Waikiki structures and the famous strip of beach that has attracted countless visitors. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:29 pm
 

Park restrooms need cleaning

Recently I went to a sunset dinner at Ala Moana Beach Park, and the scent and sounds of the park were so beautiful. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Make education spending transparent

A letter writer recently asked a seemingly simple question: “Where do funds for education go?” (Star-Advertiser, May 9). Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

A rusty scalpel for gutting, replacing

If lawmakers crave the dubious honor of the “Rusty Scalpel” award from good-government groups, they have to pass a bill surreptitiously under the “gut-and-replace” method. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm
 

TMT would benefit Hawaii island


Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm
I cringed reading Melissa L. Yee’s letter blaming the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope for the “wrath of Pele” now unleashed on Hawaii island (“Mother Nature will restore balance,” Star-Advertiser, May 20). Read More

Lime leaves the streets, for now

Lime might seem a charming concept, with its perky green scooters, but the thought of them lying about on Honolulu sidewalks, wherever? Not so charming. Read More
Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Control growth of city’s payroll

Just last month, the City Council’s Budget Committee was sizing up potential budget cuts to cover Honolulu’s $44 million share of rail costs next year. Read More
Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

A scary situation on Hawaii island


Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Since the latest eruption on Hawaii island, more than 20 fissures have opened up. Thousands of people have evacuated to safer grounds. Visitors are spending less. The event made the national news. Read More

Waves of change swamp Waikiki beachboys

Aaron Rutledge, owner of Star Beachboys, the company turning over surf instruction on the Waikiki sands, says the city’s new contract with competitor Dive Oahu threatens to end the beachboy tradition. Read More
Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 7:05 pm

From disasters, to schools, to jobs, troops help Hawaii


Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm
In Hawaii, it’s a special time for us to recognize and say mahalo to more than 50,000 active military personnel across the state and 100,000 veterans who call our islands home. Read More

Emotional impacts from flood, lava disasters require community care


Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:09 am
The recent Kauai flooding and Big Island volcanic activity are affecting families not only in terms of their housing and property needs, but also through lingering emotional reactions for all ages. Read More

HART manages risk with $400M deal


Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will soon begin construction work on the town side of Middle Street. This will be the initial push to complete the rail project to Ala Moana Center. Read More

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