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Keep Caldwell at city’s helm

Honolulu is undergoing rapid and enormous change. Countering homelessness continues to be a struggle, with city government playing a lead role. Read More
Updated on  July 24, 2016 at 12:20 am

Island Voices

Freedom of Information Act has made government more transparent

Raise a glass this month to toast the Freedom of Information Act, which turned 50 earlier in July. Although most Americans probably have never heard of it, few laws are more important — both in America at large, and here in Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 7:06 pm


Nonprofit co-op still an option for HECO

The state Public Utilities Commission properly rejected NextEra’s bid to buy Hawaiian Electric (“No deal,” Star-Advertiser, July 16). Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

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Off the News

Plans for more housing get another push

When city government officials waive fees, that means they want something. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Views and Voices Comic


Views and Voices


Updated on  July 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm


At the federal level, hefty fees, loopholes and other roadblocks have limited FOIA’s effectiveness

In 1953, newspaper attorney Harold Cross authored a report titled “The People’s Right to Know,” in which he made the case for government transparency. Read More

Name in the News

                                University of Hawaii Head football coach Nick Rolovich in the lobby of the football office on lower campus.

UH football coach Rolovich is all business

                                University of Hawaii Head football coach Nick Rolovich in the lobby of the football office on lower campus.

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 10:39 am
Nick Rolovich is now about nine months into his role as head football coach of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Read More


He aloha no ka lama kü o ka No’eau

Synopsis: One of Hawaii’s premier educators, and one of my closest friends, No’eau Warner, has just passed on. He leaves behind many innovative teaching strategies, but without his talent and dedication the job becomes much more difficult. Read More
Updated on  July 23, 2016 at 12:17 am

On Politics

Troubling rift between Ige, Democrats in Legislature

Hawaii wrapped up a tense political week marked by a remarkable weakening in the relationship between the Legislature’s Democrats and Gov. David Ige. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Back in the Day

July 24, 1969: Tomorrow’s big day for Western

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  July 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm