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                                Christina Kishimoto

High hurdles for new schools chief

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                                Christina Kishimoto

Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Christina Kishimoto will have to not only hit the ground running but also nimbly traverse some challenging terrain when she takes over the helm at the state Department of Education. Read More

Island Voices

COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                Public advocacy will alert your elected representatives that the renowned and stunning Napali Coast State Wilderness Park deserves increased management as Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park.

Na Pali Coast state park demands, and deserves, support

COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                Public advocacy will alert your elected representatives that the renowned and stunning Napali Coast State Wilderness Park deserves increased management as Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park.

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Social media comments advocating the need to improve management and remove people who establish illegal campsites, desecrate cultural and archaeological sites, and pollute the environment with rubbish and human waste are right on target. Read More

Letters

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                                Construction workers work on the third rail line (it’s the rail that provides the electrical lines to provide the power for the rail cars) for the HART mass transit rail line that is between the Rail Command Center and the rail overpass of H-1 by Leeward Community College.

Rail will ease travel; aina already changed

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                                Construction workers work on the third rail line (it’s the rail that provides the electrical lines to provide the power for the rail cars) for the HART mass transit rail line that is between the Rail Command Center and the rail overpass of H-1 by Leeward Community College.

Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 7:06 pm
I was somewhat perplexed while reading a Waikiki writer’s rail-themed letter in the May 22 Star-Advertiser (“Ugly and night-idling rail is deplorable”). Read More

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Off the News

PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
                                Originally from South America, Little Fire Ant (LFA) is considered among the world’s worst invasive species. LFA are tiny ants, measuring 1/16th inch long, are pale orange in color and move slowly.

Get out, little fire ants — and stay out

PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
                                Originally from South America, Little Fire Ant (LFA) is considered among the world’s worst invasive species. LFA are tiny ants, measuring 1/16th inch long, are pale orange in color and move slowly.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 12:23 am
The good news: A Mililani Mauka neighborhood where little fire ants were first found three years ago is now free of the tiny pest that packs a sting nasty enough to cause blindness in animals. Read More

Insight

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                                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

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                                Shirlene Ostrov is the new state chair for the Hawaii Republican Party.

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

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                                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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

On Politics

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Rail debacle should prompt developers, bankers to step up

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm
On Thursday, the enormity of Honolulu’s rail project problems smashed through the state Legislature. Read More