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UH must change to keep students

Updated on  July 28, 2017 at 12:37 am
Headcount enrollment at the University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus dipped below 20,000 in fall 2014 for the first time more than 10 years — and the ongoing slide is expected to continue this fall. Read More

Island Voices

Complete Streets needed to make Honolulu ‘age friendly’

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Change is difficult. It is especially intractable when it comes to people in their cars and businesses, no matter how worthy the goal. So it is with the trial Complete Streets project in Chinatown. Read More


Don’t overreact about sprinklers

Updated on  July 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Your coverage of the Marco Polo fire is beginning to look more like a campaign against owners (and potential sellers) of sprinklerless condos than a real danger signal. Read More

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Off the News

DOT website tells you what that roadwork is about

Updated on  July 28, 2017 at 12:38 am
Maps can be an efficient way to store information on construction projects. Read More


Green power making most of green light?

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser asked Blue Planet Foundation, a clean-energy focused nonprofit, and the state’s dominant electric utility, Hawaiian Electric Co., to weigh in on progress toward the state’s renewable goal. Read More

Name in the News

Executive director of the Hawaii Children’s Action Network lobbies for children in need

Updated on  July 28, 2017 at 12:39 am
The Merchant Street office occupied by Deborah Zysman, executive director of the Hawaii Children’s Action Network, is a long way from places most frequented by children. Read More


Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

On Politics

Who will challenge Ige next election? All eyes on Hanabusa

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
The biggest political race in Hawaii is the one implied, but not yet happening. Read More