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Endorsements for urban races

And then there were 18 — state House races on Oahu, that is, that remain contested in the Nov. 8 general election. Today, the Star-Advertiser offers recommendations for thefirst third of those races, with the remainder to come Friday and Saturday. Read More
Updated on  October 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Island Voices

State hackathon breaks the mold, showcases local tech talent

To those who work within Hawaii’s tech community, the high caliber of local skill and talent comes as no surprise. Read More
Updated on  October 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm


Tighten rules for pCard spending

The reports on Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi’s alleged crimes smack of “good ol’ boy” networks in action. The fuzzy rules guiding purchases using government money clearly need revision. Read More
Updated on  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

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Off the News

Keep a careful eye out for moped riders

A moped can be an efficient way to navigate island streets. But, of course, it can be dangerous for riders who need no operator’s license to zip alongside half-ton trucks, bulky buses and taxis making frequent lane changes. Read More
Updated on  October 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Views and Voices Comic


Views and Voices


Updated on  October 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm


100 years of Planned Parenthood: Hawaii is a model for reproductive health rights

Today, on Oct. 16, Planned Parenthood turns 100 years strong. Read More
Updated on  October 16, 2016 at 12:21 am

Name in the News

                                Dr. Randall Holcombe, the director of the UH Cancer Center.

Randall Holcombe: Director sees bright future for UH Cancer Center

                                Dr. Randall Holcombe, the director of the UH Cancer Center.

Updated on  October 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Dr. Randall Holcombe, 59, looks out over an appealing shoreline vista from his new office as director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. The researchers he hopes to attract will find it appealing, too, he said. Read More


Na Huli ‘o Huli i kāmau ‘ino mai

Synopsis: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just trumped himself during the third and final presidential debate by refusing to say whether or not he will accept theoutcome of the election. People from both sides of the aisle see this as completely disrespectful of the entire process. Read More
Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 7:58 pm

On Politics

Lame-duck session returning in November will welcome new Hawaii congresswoman

You might ask why, but one of the nation’s least-productive sessions of Congress is coming back to Washington in about four weeks. Read More
Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 8:35 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