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Housing project hits right notes

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 6:52 pm
The complexion of the Chinatown gateway section of Downtown Honolulu will be changing, and in a way that should enhance the potential of what could be a vibrant, multifaceted neighborhood. Read More

Island Voices

Make your voice heard: Sign up to vote

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Many Hawaii residents — by one estimate about 250,000 — are eligible to vote, but haven’t yet registered. This is especially critical now, a time when so many public policy issues require attention from citizens. Read More


Don’t play anthem at sports events

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
So after threatening to incinerate North Korea, President Donald Trump wants the NFL owners to fire players who kneel in protest when the national anthem is played. What next? Read More

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Off the News

Polystyrene’s days numbered in Hawaii County

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Following Maui County’s lead, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim intends to sign off on a bill that aims to do away with the ubiquitous petroleum-based polystyrene takeout food container. Read More


ROC comes alive as the rail system’s brain and belly

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm
So much about the rail system now snaking along its 20-mile route lies below the surface. Read More

Name in the News

Bobby Lee: The firefighters union chief sees hard lessons in the Marco Polo condo fire

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 1:09 am
The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) serves as the bargaining representative for some 1,900 active-duty and 1,000 retired firefighters in Honolulu, other counties and firefighters protecting our state airports. Read More


Hele i Kealia, ua napoʻo ʻē ka lā

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Contemporary editorials in Hawaiian need to reach Hawaiian language speakers online. Read More

On Politics

Unlike watershed Con Con in 1978, complacency is today’s attitude on political activism

Next year, Hawaii voters get their once-a-decade chance to register not only their displeasure with the state of government, but their hope that democracy can fix it. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm