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A careful life and a bygone era are embodied in a lost list

The way the paper was folded, it looked like a personal check — one of those basic blue ones — just lying on the asphalt of the parking stall as though dropped from a pocket or purse. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Hawaiian Air took off with Dunkerley on board

Dunkerley accomplished that thing that has been tried again and again in this little island state but so rarely works. Read More

Judge’s ruling put Saito in hospital instead of prison

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 9:08 am
Now that escaped killer Randall Saito has been captured, we will endure a predictable round of hand-wringing and opinion-giving. Read More

Nonprofit purchases 75 acres in E. Honolulu as a preserve

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 12:28 am
Earlier this year, 75 acres of East Honolulu land, in one of Hawaii’s wealthiest areas, sold for $380,000. Read More

Exhibit recounts courage and caring in the face of wartime injustice

Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm
Stephen Kagawa was 25 years old when he first learned that his father’s family had been sent to an internment camp during the war. Read More

Farrington students dream big through song and dance

Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 12:50 am
Miguel Cadoy III returned to his alma mater with a vision: to establish a full-fledged musical theater program at the high school. Read More

City wakes too slowly to monsters among us

While massive homeless villages sprout in hidden-away bushes and highly visible parks, massive structures designed to sleep 30 or more people are appearing on quiet residential streets. Read More

Get over the fact that the new police chief is a woman

Updated on  October 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm
On the one hand, it is perhaps remarkable that in 2017, this is only the first time that a woman is serving as chief of police. Why not sooner, particularly in a place like Hawaii where we tend to be more progressive that some other parts of the country? Read More

Honolulu motorists dampened by weather

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Honolulu drivers freak out when it rains. Read More

Scandals at the top not an indictment of entire HPD

On Monday afternoon, in the thick of all that rain, there were blue lights all over town like beacons in the hazy gray. Read More
Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Kealoha’s tenure began with such promise

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm
The criminal charges against retired Honolulu police Chief Kealoha and his wife, a city prosecutor, will have to unfold over time in court. We don’t yet know how this story ends. Read More

Council has plenty more vices in its long reach

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
When laws have to be passed to keep adults from subjecting kids to known hazards inside the small confines of a motor vehicle, cries of “Overreach!” are drowned out by the loud truth that some grown-ups — some parents — just can’t be trusted to get it right. Read More

Brand new Americans are living the dream

On Wednesday morning, 119 people stood in the city’s Mission Memorial Auditorium, hand over heart, and pledged their allegiance to the flag. Read More
Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Halloween scares found in Hawaii year-round

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Thinking of a haunted house but not too keen about having to wait in line? Terrifying places abound in Honolulu. You don’t have to look very hard. Read More

Homeless winning fight for beachfront property

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 12:27 am
The seaside pergolas where couples used to meet for romantic picnic lunches or sunset-watching have been taken over by homeless people. Read More

Wedding sprawl adds to conflicts on crowded isle

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Add to the list of things that are marring the best of Hawaii an unlikely antagonist: weddings. Read More

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