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                                Volunteer Sweetie Kuehu, left, interviews Aedrea Waggoner, who is homeless, along Kalakaua Avenue during the 2017 Point In Time homeless census and count.

Help homeless help themselves

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Volunteer Sweetie Kuehu, left, interviews Aedrea Waggoner, who is homeless, along Kalakaua Avenue during the 2017 Point In Time homeless census and count.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Anyone who’s been tempted to tell a homeless person to “get a job,” should consider House Bill 1281, which does the same thing — only more charitably. Read More

Island Voices

Medicine and moral reasoning necessary for sound legislation

The state House Committee on Health’s recent decision to defer the bill on assisted suicide shows how good medical practices combined with sound moral reasoning can help to protect Hawaii’s people, including the most vulnerable in our state. Read More
Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 12:27 am

Letters

Thielen out of date with current issues

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

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Off the News

A better way to treat box jellyfish stings

Angel Yanagihara, a Hawaii researcher who studies the toxicology of box jellyfish, wanted to set the record straight about useful treatments for a sting. Read More
Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2014
                                The HPOWER waste-to-energy facility in Campbell Industrial Park has been able to increase the amount of garbage diverted from landfills due to expansion. A giant claw, above, picked up trash at the facility.

New landfill site elusive, but HPOWER burning more waste

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2014
                                The HPOWER waste-to-energy facility in Campbell Industrial Park has been able to increase the amount of garbage diverted from landfills due to expansion. A giant claw, above, picked up trash at the facility.

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm
City officials have made progress at turning a mountain into a molehill — the mountain being Oahu’s mammoth heap of trash. But the fact remains that there will always be excess material, and the need to stow it someplace. Read More

Name in the News

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jesse Souki is executive director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

HCDA executive director balances needs of developers

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jesse Souki is executive director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Jesse Souki is executive director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, a state agency that has oversight of land uses in Kakaako, Kalaeloa and Heeia — the latter being a site where preservation more than development is the concern. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY / 2016
                                Just one generation of neglect, and the Hawaiian language could be gone.

Ka mohala ‘ana mai o ka ‘ōlelo kanaka

COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY / 2016
                                Just one generation of neglect, and the Hawaiian language could be gone.

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Synopsis: The Hawaiian language is making a comeback from the brink of death. The initial shift away from a thriving history, however, should serve to remind us of its fragile nature. Just one generation of neglect, and it could be gone. Read More

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                “In Hawaii last year, 62 percent of the voters voted for Hillary Clinton, the highest percent in the nation. That is the GOP’s biggest local problem, and it is one they can’t solve by defending Trump,” writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Hawaii’s ailing GOP won’t grow more popular while riding the coattails of Trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                “In Hawaii last year, 62 percent of the voters voted for Hillary Clinton, the highest percent in the nation. That is the GOP’s biggest local problem, and it is one they can’t solve by defending Trump,” writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
The new state record is five — just five Republican Party members in the 76-member state Legislature. Read More

Back in the Day

Oct. 16, 1964: Shoemaker, Hitch, Cool to Foreign Trade Zone

Every Sunday, “Back in the Day” looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm