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KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                President Donald Trump’s administration warned on Thursday that it may disrupt the pot trade in eight states that have legalized recreational use, which it views as a violation of federal law.

President isn’t keen on recreational pakalolo

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                President Donald Trump’s administration warned on Thursday that it may disrupt the pot trade in eight states that have legalized recreational use, which it views as a violation of federal law.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm
President Donald Trump’s administration warned on Thursday that it may disrupt the pot trade in eight states that have legalized recreational use, which it views as a violation of federal law. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.

Top-drawer science at the old Dole Cannery

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm
It’s always nifty to hear of Hawaii folks pursuing science and research that could be game-changers on the global stage. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The local debate over fluoride dates back decades, with some opponents wary of adding anything other than chlorine to drinking water and others claiming that the mineral is harmful to health, despite a lack of supporting scientific evidence.

Fluoride in drinking water deserves a hearing

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The local debate over fluoride dates back decades, with some opponents wary of adding anything other than chlorine to drinking water and others claiming that the mineral is harmful to health, despite a lack of supporting scientific evidence.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm
State lawmakers have again sent bills that would bring cavity-fighting fluoride to more water faucets down the drain. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Max Sword, left, with acting HPD Chief Cary Okimoto at last month’s meeting. Open to the public, commission meetings are held 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at HPD headquarters.

Police Commission moving apace on new powers

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Max Sword, left, with acting HPD Chief Cary Okimoto at last month’s meeting. Open to the public, commission meetings are held 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at HPD headquarters.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm
It’s good to see the Honolulu Police Commission taking brisk strides to consider a framework that should improve public confidence in the police department. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012

Avoid Great Aloha Run traffic by joining in

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm
Holiday mornings are nice for staying home — doubly true on Presidents Day, especially for those living near the Halawa-to-Downtown coastal corridor. Read More
COURTESY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.
                                Rail’s elevated guideway is too close to the power lines that run alongside it for Hawaiian Electric Co. crews to access those lines in the utility’s standard “bucket” trucks. The issue was neglected for years. Now, the city will buy special trucks that can maneuver in that space — a move that’s expected to be much cheaper than putting the lines underground.

Good news (sort of) from HECO and HART

COURTESY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.
                                Rail’s elevated guideway is too close to the power lines that run alongside it for Hawaiian Electric Co. crews to access those lines in the utility’s standard “bucket” trucks. The issue was neglected for years. Now, the city will buy special trucks that can maneuver in that space — a move that’s expected to be much cheaper than putting the lines underground.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Honolulu had a rare chance to feel a little upbeat about the overbudget rail project on Friday, learning that estimated costs have dropped by $140 million. Read More
 
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jonathan Chew holds a sample of the Dave Shoji t-shirt at the H-Zone at Stan Sheriff Center (formerly Rainbowtique).

Time runs out on H-Zone, except for online

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jonathan Chew holds a sample of the Dave Shoji t-shirt at the H-Zone at Stan Sheriff Center (formerly Rainbowtique).

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 12:42 am
Chalk it up as another loss for the University of Hawaii athletic department. H-Zone, the UH sports logo wear and merchandising store, will close its doors when its lease at Ward Centre expires at the end of June. Read More
 
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Battleship USS Missouri is embarking on a new round of major renovation of the superstructure of the retired battleship. The scaffolding can be seen on the superstructure above the 16 inch guns.

Visit the Missouri, now under renovation

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Battleship USS Missouri is embarking on a new round of major renovation of the superstructure of the retired battleship. The scaffolding can be seen on the superstructure above the 16 inch guns.

Updated on  February 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm
If you’ve ever thought about touring the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor — or want a reason to do it again — now would be a good time. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A city bus on display at City Hall.

A 1-day bus pass seems like a better way to ride

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A city bus on display at City Hall.

Updated on  February 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm
Nobody ever loved the flimsy paper transfer slips, which had a tendency to get lost or torn, but they did offer a nice extension of your bus ride, closer to where you needed to go at a cheap rate. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER

After decades, half-year left for Ward Warehouse

STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm
The development firm said it is assisting shops and restaurants with relocation, but, alas, the warehouse is headed for the lumberyard. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The North Shore Neighborhood Board and community members discussed plans for a commercial lot across from Sharks Cove at a special meeting in Haleiwa in April 2016.

Neighborhood boards can launch political careers

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The North Shore Neighborhood Board and community members discussed plans for a commercial lot across from Sharks Cove at a special meeting in Haleiwa in April 2016.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm
For those who’ve wondered whether they’re cut out for the wild world of Oahu politics, this is the launchpad for many now in public office: election to a neighborhood board. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                In this March 2012 file photo, 9th U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Clifton hears the United States vs. Rizzolo case in the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom in Las Vegas. Clifton is one of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals deciding whether to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Former UH professor rules against Trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                In this March 2012 file photo, 9th U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Clifton hears the United States vs. Rizzolo case in the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom in Las Vegas. Clifton is one of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals deciding whether to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 12:08 am
Nearly two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered a controversial travel ban against seven Muslim-majority countries, three Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Thursday upheld a federal judge’s temporary nationwide block of the ban. Read More
ERIC MILLER / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

Shoji and Co. plan ahead for UH Wahine

ERIC MILLER / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  February 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm
It wasn’t unexpected, and it’s not an official retirement, but news that the University of Hawaii has launched the process to find Dave Shoji’s likely replacement was still unsettling. Read More

More flights, but will lower fares follow?

It is far, very far, from the competition heyday between Hawaiian Airlines and now-defunct Aloha Airlines, but we’ll root for any uptick in the interisland airline market. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER / SEPT. 2014

One hand wrote Kealoha’s check, the other didn’t

STAR-ADVERTISER / SEPT. 2014

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm
On Wednesday, acting Police Chief Cary Okimoto and acting Deputy Chief William Axt said they would seek City Council OK before paying a $250,000 buyout to controversial Chief Louis Kealoha. Read More

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