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COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Homebuilders must realize, above all, that Honolulu is their city, too, and they have to step up. Nobody should want a colony of crystal towers rising where so many people live in the shadows — and on the streets.

All must partner to build housing

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Homebuilders must realize, above all, that Honolulu is their city, too, and they have to step up. Nobody should want a colony of crystal towers rising where so many people live in the shadows — and on the streets.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:35 pm
Homebuilders must realize, above all, that Honolulu is their city, too, and they have to step up. Nobody should want a colony of crystal towers rising where so many people live in the shadows — and on the streets. Read More

Island Voices

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                The Maunakea Observatories, the University of Hawaii and the state Department of Education have partnered to help expand research-based STEM 
opportunities for high school students. The Gemini Telescope, right, and 
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea near Hilo.

Made-in-Hawaii future starts today

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                The Maunakea Observatories, the University of Hawaii and the state Department of Education have partnered to help expand research-based STEM 
opportunities for high school students. The Gemini Telescope, right, and 
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea near Hilo.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm
Another quiet revolution in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education was sparked in Hawaii’s education system and has reached ignition. Read More

Letters

CHRISTINA CHUN / CCHUN@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kauhale Kakaako Apartments at 860 Halekauwila St. is seen behind 404 Ward Avenue.

‘Affordable housing’ is mere catch-phrase

CHRISTINA CHUN / CCHUN@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kauhale Kakaako Apartments at 860 Halekauwila St. is seen behind 404 Ward Avenue.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm
I continue to read with bewilderment that our politicians continue to throw around the term, “affordable housing.” What exactly is that? Is it a subsidized $100 a month studio for a homeless family? Is it a $150,000 house for folks trying to get into a home? Not likely. Read More

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Off the News

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Scout Aidan Minami helps to decorate grave markers with lei at the Annual Good Turn Day of the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, when Scouts place miniature flags and lei to decorate grave markers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, May 2016.

Boy Scouts take annual good turn to Punchbowl

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Scout Aidan Minami helps to decorate grave markers with lei at the Annual Good Turn Day of the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, when Scouts place miniature flags and lei to decorate grave markers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, May 2016.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm
The Aloha Council’s biggest annual service project, known as Memorial Day Good Turn, will get underway at midday Sunday. Read More

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

AARP CEO: Seniors living longer evolves workforce

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
Thirteen years from now, 1 in 4 Oahu residents will have celebrated their 60th birthday. And as a state, demographers say, Hawaii is aging more rapidly and living longer than any other state. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shirlene Ostrov is the new state chair for the Hawaii Republican Party.

New GOP Hawaii head Ostrov sees strength in core beliefs, diversity

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shirlene Ostrov is the new state chair for the Hawaii Republican Party.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 12:42 am
When Shirlene DelaCruz Ostrov, the newly elected chairwoman of the Hawaii Republican Party, started college, she had no interest in politics. Read More

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Keauhou swept the awards by winning the nine categories they were nominated for at the 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Nā Hōkū ʻōlinolino o kawaihuelani

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Keauhou swept the awards by winning the nine categories they were nominated for at the 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Synopsis: Congratulations to the group Keauhou for the Nä Hökü Hanohano awards it has received. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Gabbard raises foreign-policy profile ahead of national tour against Trump ‘hypocrisy’

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm
The national cry to put a Hindu in the White House may be close to immeasurable, but there is some talk about Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard moving in. Read More