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COURTESY ALDEN ALAYVILLA / THE GARDEN ISLAND
                                Over 100 people gathered at Kilauea at an educational event to raise awareness of the Ala Loa Trail early this month.

Locate, preserve old Hawaii trails

COURTESY ALDEN ALAYVILLA / THE GARDEN ISLAND
                                Over 100 people gathered at Kilauea at an educational event to raise awareness of the Ala Loa Trail early this month.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm
The state is tasked with the daunting detective work of verifying the twists and turns of these paths, which have been largely erased by land use and nature. Read More

Island Voices

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Psychiatrist and former Hawaii Health Authority member Stephen Kemble, M.D., says the public needs to know that it is bad government policy that is causing Hawaii’s worsening doctor shortage.

Lawmakers ignore better health-care reform plan

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Psychiatrist and former Hawaii Health Authority member Stephen Kemble, M.D., says the public needs to know that it is bad government policy that is causing Hawaii’s worsening doctor shortage.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm
The public needs to know that it is bad government policy that is causing Hawaii’s worsening doctor shortage. It is time for a change, and we need the reforms proposed by the Hawaii Health Authority more than ever. Read More

Letters

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Support president on Presidents Day

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Presidents Day, like most holidays, is a day for family, fun and relaxation. It may also be a day for reflection and concern. Read More

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Avoid Great Aloha Run traffic by joining in

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Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm
Holiday mornings are nice for staying home — doubly true on Presidents Day, especially for those living near the Halawa-to-Downtown coastal corridor. Read More

Insight

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Never too Early for College

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Karen Lee has assembled a lot of data points to support the push for Early College, a program in which high school students earn tuition-free credits toward both their diplomas and a future college degree. Read More

Name in the News

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                As the field organizer for both the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and one of its projects, the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii, Wendy Gibson spends much of her time working to educate people about cannabis.

Nurse educates the public on health benefits of cannabis

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                As the field organizer for both the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and one of its projects, the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii, Wendy Gibson spends much of her time working to educate people about cannabis.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Wendy Gibson, cannabis nurse, first became interested in the medical marijuana field by taking the opponent’s side. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Māhuahua nā kīnā i ke o’o o ka māna’ai

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Synopsis: Many men will be surprised to learn that fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. There is an increased risk for certain afflictions that will be problematic for the child. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40. Read More

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Residents, brace for a clear money grab by politicians

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
So the good news is you get the bad news first: Taxes are going up. 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