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Our View

Both parties needed to fix health care

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm
There doesn’t seem to be much health or care in the U.S. Senate’s health care legislation. Read More

Island Voices

Complete Streets needed to make Honolulu ‘age friendly’

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Change is difficult. It is especially intractable when it comes to people in their cars and businesses, no matter how worthy the goal. So it is with the trial Complete Streets project in Chinatown. Read More


Bulbouts change historic streetscape

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Your editorial, “Give Chinatown changes a chance” (Star- Advertiser, Our View, July 21), omitted key points regarding bulbouts. Read More

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Off the News

Taking a tentative look at a fire safety mandate

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm
It’s heartening to see city leaders prepping for a hard look at Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal requiring sprinklers in residential high-rise towers. Read More


Green power making most of green light?

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser asked Blue Planet Foundation, a clean-energy focused nonprofit, and the state’s dominant electric utility, Hawaiian Electric Co., to weigh in on progress toward the state’s renewable goal. Read More

Name in the News

Ku‘ulei Williams: Head of Aloha Harvest rescues food for those who need it most

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Aloha Harvest trucks pick up quality edibles that restaurants, caterers, groceries, food distributors and other purveyors would otherwise pitch, and make same-day deliveries to agencies serving the needy. Read More


Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

On Politics

Who will challenge Ige next election? All eyes on Hanabusa

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
The biggest political race in Hawaii is the one implied, but not yet happening. Read More