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Our View

Seniors need more home-care options

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
Scores of residential “aging in place” facilities are opening in neighborhoods across Hawaii. But they’re not following the traditional care home model, which requires state licenses. Read More

Island Voices

Let’s show some aloha — it’s the law

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm
The Aloha Spirit Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes 5-7.5), written in part by the late kupuna Pilaki Paki, has been officially on the state record as the law of the land in Hawaii since 1986, transforming an unspoken, sacred social understanding into a piece of legislation. Read More


Share holiday time with kupuna

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm
With the holiday and Christmas seasons upon us, I can’t help but be reminded of Hawaii’s precious kupuna — especially those who depend on adult children and others to help them with everyday tasks. Read More

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Off the News

An Asian pivot for Trump, with a stop in Hawaii

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm
President Donald Trump is slated to stop in Hawaii early next month to visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial before traveling on to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines to “reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-­Pacific region,” according to a White House statement. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Free speech advances society with diverse views

America will observe Free Speech Week from Oct. 16 to 22. Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Name in the News

CFS’ new head, Karen Tan, focuses on help, “from twinkle to wrinkle”

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Karen Tan now occupies a different job at the nonprofit Child & Family Service — president and chief executive officer, moving into her office at the health and human services agency’s downtown location. Read More


Ho‘ohāli‘ali‘a i ka Mō‘īwahine aloha

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit in remembrance of Queen Liliæuokalani. The exhibit, curated by Keahiahi Long, has been on display in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiæi at Mänoa. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii’s preparation for possibility of North Korea nuclear bomb is MADness

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Today the news is of fears of a North Korean nuclear attack. Read More