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Don’t let federal law hinder local vacation rental tax effort

After many false starts, the state last year passed Act 204, a law that represented the first effort to take some control of the vacation rental marketplace that continues toexpand in residential communities. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm

Island Voices

Vision for Paradise Park deserves public support

I strongly believe that the new vision for Manoa Valley, via the planned reopening of Paradise Park, would embrace the greatness of this Waikiki ahupua‘a by providing locals andvisitors opportunities to explore its history and physical environment, as told by kupuna as well as through Hawaiian traditions of hula, oli, mele and mo‘olelo. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Letters

Hawaii spoiled by development

Zoning prevents further building on the slopes of Diamond Head to preserve the state’s most iconic view. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

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Off the News

Kudos to all who are foster parents

Federal and state legal challenges undoubtedly achieved a needed outcome for Hawaii’s keiki this week when a settlement was announced to raise the amount of the stipend paid to foster parents statewide. Read More
Updated on  August 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm

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Updated on  August 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Insight

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                                In this photo taken in May, the rail transit line rose along Kualakai Parkway in Kapolei, with the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in the background.

Changes at HART provide an opportunity to make progress on rail transit project

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                                In this photo taken in May, the rail transit line rose along Kualakai Parkway in Kapolei, with the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in the background.

Updated on  August 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm
With the resignation of its chief executive officer 10 days ago, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is in a transition period. While any organizational changecan be stressful, it can also provide an opportunity to recalibrate and embrace new ways. Read More

Name in the News

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                                Corie Tanida, Executive director, Common Cause Hawaii.

Common Cause executive director a voice for election reform

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                                Corie Tanida, Executive director, Common Cause Hawaii.

Updated on  August 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Voting is a big deal with Corie Tanida, to put it mildly. Read More

Kauakukalahale

Mai ho‘omāuna i ka ‘ai o huli mai auane‘i ‘o Hāloa e nānā

Synopsis: The World Conservation Congress is coming up next week in Honolulu. Many things are being done to protect our resources. Read More
Updated on  August 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

On Politics

HART meets with the feds, hat in hand, options limited

While the World Conservation Congress is drawing President Barack Obama to Honolulu this week, perhaps the more important meeting will be in San Francisco, as all of Honolulu’s rail honchos meet to finally figure out what to tell the feds. Read More
Updated on  August 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Back in the Day

Aug. 28, 1992: Ferry operators raise round-trip fares

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  August 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm