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It’s a beauty: A stamp honoring the Na Pali coast

After months of recovery from April’s record rains and flooding that devastated Kauai’s north shore, Thursday promises to be an “O Beautiful” day in Hanalei. Read More

Honolulu heads for Little League World Series

There’s something special about watching Little League baseball: the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat, is particularly poignant as seen on the faces of young athletes aged 10 to 12. Read More

One election down, one to go

Yes, you’re overdosed on elections. Saturday was a big day. Now, it’s time to get ready for the next one. Read More

Court catches up with Hawaii’s chlorpyrifos ban

It’s good to be ahead of the curve. A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a farm pesticide shown to hinder development in children, within 60 days. Read More

TMT wins a needed victory in court

Those who support building the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea have got to be elated: The Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a demand for a separate contested case hearing over the project’s sublease. Read More

Be safe and aware on the job

It is dismaying to hear of yet another serious injury on the job: that of a 70-year-old Kapolei warehouse worker who suffered electrical shock on Saturday morning. Read More

A loss for Waianae Republicans

It was surely stunning for Waianae Republican Sailau Timoteo to learn she is disqualified from running for state House, because her American Samoan birthplace makes her a U.S. national but not a U.S. citizen. Read More

Newest state senator takes his seat

His State Capitol website looks lonely: Smiling back from a nearly blank page is state Sen. Jon Yoshimura’s sun-drenched face (the other mug shots are pallid studio standard poses). “No measures introduced,” it says. Read More

A tribute to a king, and an admiral

It’s good to be the king. In this case, it’s King Kamehameha III who gets the honors today, when a 12-foot bronze likeness of the monarch is dedicated at Thomas Square on the occasion of La Ho‘iho‘i Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day). Read More

A solemn return from North Korea

North Korea has set in motion the delivery of 55 cases of possible remains of American service members who died in the Korean war. Read More

Find the killer of Hawaii County police officer

The killing of Hawaii County police officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, 46, in the line of duty Tuesday night is a deeply tragic reminder of the dangers police face each time they’re on duty. Read More

Hale Koa’s new pool to make quite a splash

At this time next summer, Hale Koa Hotel’s swimming pool complex will look a lot like those designed for luxe Waikiki resorts. Read More

Convenient site needed for unwanted drugs drop box

It’s great that Hawaii has added locations to a national network of prescription drug drop-off boxes, designed to be bolted to the ground from the inside for security’s sake (most of these are meant to collect opioids). Read More

Kilauea lava might have birthed baby island

The Kilauea eruption has so far added 655 acres of new land, producing a slightly bigger Big Island. Read More

Public accommodations must treat all equally

In a nation that’s seemed particularly bruised lately by discrimination, it’s a relief to see some affirmation of inclusion over exclusion. Read More

Intriguing car-sharing app rolls into town

A car-sharing service that utilizes a smart phone as key fob launched this week as the latest option in Honolulu’s multimodal transportation lineup. Read More

Ka‘u charter school closure leaves void for students

The state Public Charter School Commission is fulfilling its oversight function, as the public needs it to: On Monday the panel members voted unanimously to revoke the charter contract for Ka‘u Learning Academy. Read More

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