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Keep Oahu’s country, country

Finding land-use balance on Oahu involves constant push and pull between opposing forces. Sometimes, that dynamic tension easily favors one side; other times, it’s a near-even struggle. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm

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


Don’t let Trump damage our nation

I agree with Andrea Wagner that America will have a precarious time with a President Donald Trump (“Don’t expect Trump to change his spots,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 16). But what do I say to my millennial daughter? Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 12:38 am

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Off the News

Kauai’s women’s march: protests and food

Women’s marches in protest of the Trump presidency are happening in many cities today. In Lihue, Kauai, the demonstrators have decided demonstrations can be more relaxed, almost friendly. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 6:28 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 20, 2017 at 10:59 am
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


Eia mai kahi mühune ’ino ke laha a’e nei

Synopsis: A new type of infectious disease is spreading throughout the world, and the available antibiotics are ineffective against it. The number of cases is growing. Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 12:39 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