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Tighten reins on ‘monster houses’

The city has been toughening its approach to regulation of single-family residences that have ballooned in size to accommodate much more than a single family: A moratorium was put in place in March while the city worked on more specific rulemaking. Read More

Island Voices

Don’t squander precious right to vote — get people to polls

On Aug. 4, the public will have the opportunity to rally at the state Capitol, in a newly created event called “People to the Polls,” and cast their votes in an election thought to be the most significant since November 2016. Read More


Lax stadium security loses faithful UH fans

My family and I were dedicated University of Hawaii football season tickets holders for over 30 years. We went to all the games whether they were losing seasons or winning seasons. Read More

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Off the News

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

InsightIsland Voices

U.S.-China trade war casts wary eye on Hawaii impacts

The first shots in the U.S.-China trade war were fired on July 6. Apparently, these won’t be the last based on the latest move by President Donald Trump. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: John Komeiji

When Cincinnati Bell completed its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom this month, the transaction was sealed with several conditions. Read More


Pūʻali ka hau o ‘Ioleka‘a i ka maile pilau

The maile pilau has become a serious problem in Hawaii, creeping into people’s yards and choking out trees and even some native vegetation. Read More

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