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                                President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks during the Leadership Luncheon at Trump International in Washington on Thursday.

Expect more from President Trump

                                President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks during the Leadership Luncheon at Trump International in Washington on Thursday.

Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 2:05 am
Donald John Trump, scheduled to become the 45th president of the United States at noon today (7 a.m. Hawaii time), assumes leadership of a nation whose citizens are deeply divided. Read More

Island Voices

                                Andrea Freeman

Law prevents Supreme Court from appointing TMT master

                                Andrea Freeman

Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm
Perhaps no issue in Hawaii’s recent history has created more controversy and confusion than the legal proceedings surrounding the attempt to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred land of Mauna Kea. Read More


Kealoha should refuse extra money

As one Hawaiian to another Hawaiian, I’d say, if I was in Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s shoes, “Let me make this easy for everybody. You can keep the money.” Read More
Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:20 pm

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Off the News

Church meets state in annual prayer service

Christmas is not the only ancient religious ritual observed in Honolulu. A yearly tradition observed here and in many states as legislatures open — as ours did Wednesday — is the “Red Mass,” which was held the day prior at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Read More
Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm


Vacation-rental tax: Conflicts exists outside Hawaii

Honolulu is not alone with its struggle to accommodate unconventional accommodations in its tourism sector. Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Name in the News

                                Dan Gluck

Daniel Gluck: Director of state Ethics Commission helps lawmakers and workers comply with the law

                                Dan Gluck

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Almost immediately upon becoming director of the state Ethics Commission, Daniel Gluck landed in the midst of a hot ethics battle that had been at the boiling point for some time: the commission’s dispute with the teachers’ union over accepting free travel for school trips. Read More


A he ‘u’a keia ua hiki iho nei

Synopsis: Defibrillators and pacemakers may soon come under attack by hackers. Our increased dependence on technology to support such health-related advancements leaves those of us dependent on them vulnerable to the whims of such people. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 1:04 am

On Politics

State’s turbid budget scenarios get murkier with city’s pleas for money to finish rail

This is not the year to be in the budget business. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

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