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JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji waves while walking off the court after his 1200th career victory.

Women, girls knew pride and respect with Shoji

JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji waves while walking off the court after his 1200th career victory.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm
Yes, the record number of wins and all those championships. Yes, the thousands of fans who packed the arena and the decades of athletic excellence. Read More
COURTESY HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Kauai residents campaign to save historic Lihue Post Office

COURTESY HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm
In the era of Twitter feuds and email blasts, some Kauai residents are using a decidedly low-tech, high-kitsch form of messaging to save an even older method of communication. Read More

Watch them scratch and claw to stay in office

There is something — probably many things — wrong about the way laws are made at the legislative session each year. What should be a deliberate, thoughtful process becomes a melee. Read More
Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Gov. David Ige at a press conference after his 2017 State of State address on Jan. 23.

Ige could just fund schools, but that would be innovative

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Gov. David Ige at a press conference after his 2017 State of State address on Jan. 23.

Updated on  February 15, 2017 at 9:49 am
Thousands of Hawaii public school teachers took to the streets Monday to demand pay raises. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Rep. Gene Ward is calling for “urine-free zones” where offenders could be fined for doing their business in public. “In Chinatown, it’s for real, you see it all the time,” Roads said. “If you live there for a couple of weeks, you’ll understand why.”

Sheesh — It’s come down to a shi shi bill?

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Rep. Gene Ward is calling for “urine-free zones” where offenders could be fined for doing their business in public. “In Chinatown, it’s for real, you see it all the time,” Roads said. “If you live there for a couple of weeks, you’ll understand why.”

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm
What kind of world are we living in if lawmakers are talking about about fining people $2,000 for peeing in public? Read More
LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Potholes in Kaimuki Municipal Parking Lot.

Pitted, cratered parking lot somehow fits cool Kaimuki

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Potholes in Kaimuki Municipal Parking Lot.

Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm
On an island where communities often struggle to find or hold on to their identity, Kaimuki manages to be self-assured, casual-hip and comfortably real. Read More
 
COURTESY SALVAGE THE RAIL
                                Rendering of street level rail on King Street in downtown Honolulu.

Street-level rail sounds good, then reality hits

COURTESY SALVAGE THE RAIL
                                Rendering of street level rail on King Street in downtown Honolulu.

Updated on  February 8, 2017 at 12:50 am
At this point you have to admire anyone who comes up with an idea, any idea, for trying to make chicken salad out of the mess of Honolulu’s rail project. Read More

In Hawaii, 2 degrees of separation is enough

There’s this thing that people in Hawaii do — it’s mostly sweet, sometimes a little silly, but it comes from good intentions. Usually. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm
 
Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com
                                U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, here seen at the 2016 Kailua Independence Day Parade, has risen quickly in her political career.

Wannabes can’t match Gabbard’s star power

Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com
                                U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, here seen at the 2016 Kailua Independence Day Parade, has risen quickly in her political career.

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Gabbard is a major influence in Hawaii’s legislative session even though she’s nowhere near the Capitol. Read More
COURTESY KITV
Cyrus Belt

Sign quietly marks boy’s tragic death — and life

COURTESY KITV
Cyrus Belt

Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 9:48 am
In a time of mass protests, loud demonstrations, fear and outrage on such a large scale, one quiet little sign above the freeway can still evoke such a gut-punch of a memory. Read More

Kauai goes a bit postal at prospect of change

On Wednesday, the Postal Service clarified that the proposal being considered is to consolidate retail operations from the Rice Street building with its Carrier Annex facility near the Lihue Airport. Read More
Updated on  January 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm
LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tamara Barria Montana waves to morning town-bound commuters on Pali Highway by the scenic lookout past Wyllie Street.

‘Peace’ woman jumps to soothe, delight by waving along Pali

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tamara Barria Montana waves to morning town-bound commuters on Pali Highway by the scenic lookout past Wyllie Street.

Updated on  January 27, 2017 at 1:17 am
The lady in the flowing dress jumps and dances on the side of the road during morning rush hour, holding her sign and waving at everyone — waving even if they don’t wave back. Read More

Treading water won’t get Gov. Ige anywhere

The governor’s annual State of the State address is one of those opportunities to sink or swim. By most accounts, in his third time in the water, Gov. David Ige managed to float along, his flailing, inelegant delivery buoyed by a well-­written speech. Read More
Updated on  January 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Autism-safe events offer families a gentler town

Almost every parent knows the trauma of being in a store or a restaurant when their kid has a meltdown. For children on the autism spectrum, things like announcements on the store’s loudspeaker or getting bumped in a crowded aisle can be excruciating and lead to a fiasco. Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm
BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha

Buying out Kealoha was the sensible thing to do

BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:59 pm
OK, enough already. Everybody back to their corners and breathe a bit while this thing plays out. Read More

Style guide gets it right: Locals aren’t all Hawaiian

Last week the U.S. Government Publishing Office released the 31st edition of the GPO Style Manual, a guide for writers and editors both inside and outside the federal government. Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm
LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Five-year-old Azzure Obando helps his mother, Ciera, with her volunteer efforts with 808Cleanups. This dump is hidden in plain sight in the bushes by Kaupo Beach north of the Makai Research Pier in Waimanalo.

Piles of trash hide in mile of bushes in east Oahu

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Five-year-old Azzure Obando helps his mother, Ciera, with her volunteer efforts with 808Cleanups. This dump is hidden in plain sight in the bushes by Kaupo Beach north of the Makai Research Pier in Waimanalo.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 10:48 am
If you just drive by, you would never know. On one side of the road, the Koolau mountains stand, proud as can be. On the other, the span of blue stretches from the white sand beach to Manana, Rabbit Island, and the cliffs below the Makapuu lighthouse. Read More
LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A hiker heads up the popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike. The trail starts in a low-key residential area with no parking and no restroom facilities.

Popular hike has tenants calling out for solutions

LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A hiker heads up the popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike. The trail starts in a low-key residential area with no parking and no restroom facilities.

Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 11:50 pm
A young man wearing a gold glitter helmet rides up on a small red motorcycle. The four ladies know what he’s going to say before he says anything. Read More

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