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City, state need to ensure rail goes the distance

The Federal Transit Administration has given Honolulu officials a bit of breathing room — through April — in its mandate to rewrite the financial plan for the woefully underfunded rail project. Read More
Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Island Voices

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                                Dr. James Baker, left, Herbert Cristobal and Alvine Aliwis tended to a dental patient in 2014 at the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, one of Oahu’s community health centers.

Community centers ensure health care

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                                Dr. James Baker, left, Herbert Cristobal and Alvine Aliwis tended to a dental patient in 2014 at the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, one of Oahu’s community health centers.

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm
More than three years ago, an elderly Micronesian couple first visited Honolulu’s Kalihi-Palama Health Center (KPHC). Read More

Letters

Don’t give A&B water permit

This is 2016, and yet it seems that the oppressive and tyrannical days of The Big Five over the lives and livelihood of Hawaiians are not over. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

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Off the News

Look out, Garth Brooks fans: Runners ahead

It does seem odd that after all these years of the Honolulu Marathon, an event planner would book a concert to end so close to the shutdown of roadways on the route. Read More
Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Insight

Activism, from TMT to Standing Rock

An alliance among native groups across the country was evident in the recent Standing Rock pipeline protest on Sioux territory in North Dakota, and in the Mauna Kea protest against the Thirty Meter Telescope. Read More
Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Name in the News

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                                Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, DOE assistant superintendent for strategy, innovation and performance.

Tammi Oyadomari-Chun: Assistant superintendent advances DOE’s plan

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                                Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, DOE assistant superintendent for strategy, innovation and performance.

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Tammi Oyadomari-Chun is surrounded by planning documents and charts with data and a calendar of meetings that has taken her around the state finalizing the Department ofEducation strategic plan. Read More

Kauakukalahale

Koho hewa’o Disney i ke ala ‘mi kälä

Synopsis: Disney’s removal of its Maui costume from store shelves was a good thing for Polynesian culture. Understanding cultural appropriation will awaken the colonizing mind to the nature of this type of abuse. Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2016 at 12:20 am

On Politics

Financial fumbling makes difficult task of paying for rail even more onerous over time

Say what you get for Christmas is a new baby. Congratulations — but don’t think that you and the kiddo will be moving around a lot. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

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