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Unite operations of transit systems

City leaders overseeing the rail construction are certainly regarding a gloomier project landscape than when the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation was first established.Devastating cost increases, delays and technical problems are bedeviling what was supposed to have been a 20-mile system opening in 2019. Read More
Updated on  October 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Island Voices

Building affordable housing nearby is crucial reason for rail

If there’s one thing we can all agree upon in Honolulu, it is this: We don’t have enough choices when it comes to housing. Read More
Updated on  October 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm


Corporate money silences other voices

Carl H. Zimmerman appears to suggest that the current level of corporate money in politics is fine (“Free speech applies to corporations, too,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Oct. 11). Read More
Updated on  October 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

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Off the News

With Levinson, police commission should be livelier

It’s not known exactly how Steven Levinson, a former associate justice on the state Supreme Court, will approach his new post, once his nomination to the Honolulu Police Commission takes effect. Read More
Updated on  October 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Views and Voices Comic


Views and Voices


Updated on  October 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm


Highlights of Planned Parenthood’s history

1916: America’s first birth control clinic opens. Margaret Sanger — together with her sister Ethel Byrne and fellow activist Fania Mindell — opens a birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm

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


No Keli’i Ruth nei ho’oheno

Celebrating the accomplishment of Keliæi Ruth, a member of the Tuahine Troupe, on completing his master/apprenticeship with Master Chanter Dr. Kalena Silva. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

On Politics

Some newspapers are still in business, at least for now

It was Oct. 12, 1973. Two days earlier Vice President Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon’s two-term vice president, resigned after being charged with accepting more than $100,000 in bribes as Baltimore County executive, governor of Maryland, and vice president. Read More
Updated on  October 17, 2016 at 7:42 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