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HPD settlement must be justified

In the next 24 hours or so, at its regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting, the Honolulu Police Commission is expected to make its decision public about any deal it’s striking withembattled Honolulu Police Department Chief Louis Kealoha, who has stated his intent to retire from HPD. Read More
Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Island Voices

Dolphin Quest provides highest animal care

Dolphin Quest, one of Hawaii’s most beloved attractions, recently achieved certification for animal welfare from the American Humane Conservation program, assuring visitors that the animals living there receive the highest level of humane care. Read More
Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm


Loss of Hu Honua will cost customers

Hu Honua did not “fail” (“Hu Honua’s project wasn’t sustainable,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Dec. 12). Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 10:39 am

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Off the News

Moffatt and Elvis, together again at the arena?

When the late Tom Moffatt was making concert promotion history by bringing Elvis here, the arena where most of his booked acts played was called the Honolulu International Center. Read More
Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm


Vacation-rental tax: Conflicts exists outside Hawaii

Honolulu is not alone with its struggle to accommodate unconventional accommodations in its tourism sector. Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Name in the News

                                Sean O’Harrow

Sean O’Harrow: Honolulu Museum of Art’s new director returns to his childhood roots

                                Sean O’Harrow

Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm
For Sean O’Harrow, taking on the director’s role at the Honolulu Museum of Art is something of a homecoming. Read More


A he ‘u’a keia ua hiki iho nei

Synopsis: Defibrillators and pacemakers may soon come under attack by hackers. Our increased dependence on technology to support such health-related advancements leaves those of us dependent on them vulnerable to the whims of such people. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 1:04 am

On Politics

State’s turbid budget scenarios get murkier with city’s pleas for money to finish rail

This is not the year to be in the budget business. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 5:45 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