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COURTESY PIXABAY
                                As the state confronts the reality of an increasingly expensive workforce, there are strategies that should come into play.

State’s labor costs must be controlled

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                As the state confronts the reality of an increasingly expensive workforce, there are strategies that should come into play.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm
The legislative session has not even ended yet — final votes happen this week — but already there is a dark cloud on the horizon for the next session. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea’s missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea today.

North Korea: Defusing the tension

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea’s missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea today.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm
North Korea’s nuclear policy seems based on a simple, but fatally flawed, premise; namely that its quest to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile and launch it at the United States will somehow ensure the security of the nation and regime. Read More

Letters

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                “If we don’t aim high, surely we will fall short. Today’s cars are safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient because of government mandates,” writes Kaneohe resident Craig Stevaux.

Use incentives for electric vehicles

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                                “If we don’t aim high, surely we will fall short. Today’s cars are safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient because of government mandates,” writes Kaneohe resident Craig Stevaux.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm
If we don’t aim high, surely we will fall short. Today’s cars are safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient because of government mandates. Read More

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Off the News

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                A semi-slug shown on a nickel on the Big Island. A rising number of rat lungworm cases in Hawaii could be blamed on a recent influx on Maui of a semi-slug that can carry the disease, according to the state health department.

Fight rat lungworm disease, not each other

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                A semi-slug shown on a nickel on the Big Island. A rising number of rat lungworm cases in Hawaii could be blamed on a recent influx on Maui of a semi-slug that can carry the disease, according to the state health department.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Let’s hope that this week’s funding drama over rat lungworm disease was due to an oversight snafu — and not any personal or political animosity that stands to endanger public health. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea’s missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea today.

North Korea: Defusing the tension

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea’s missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea today.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm
North Korea’s nuclear policy seems based on a simple, but fatally flawed, premise; namely that its quest to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile and launch it at the United States will somehow ensure the security of the nation and regime. Read More

Name in the News

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / APRIL 17
                                Lenny Klompus is with milling equipment used to fashion aluminum into unique parts for the robots.

Head of robotics program helps tech-savvy students succeed

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / APRIL 17
                                Lenny Klompus is with milling equipment used to fashion aluminum into unique parts for the robots.

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Lenny Klompus, who has helped shape the thriving robotics movement in Hawaii, serves as president and board chairman at Hawaii Friends of Robotics. Read More

Kauakukalahale

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                United Airlines’ tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight created a national stir.

Ku‘ia nā hoa makalauna o ka lewa

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                United Airlines’ tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight created a national stir.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Synopsis: The scandal involving the overbooked United Airlines flight and the passenger who was dragged off the plane created quite a public relations stir. It is clear that United has alternative ways of handling the situation but chose a path that would make it pay. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige delivers the State of State Address.

Ishii ramps up policy effort for Ige’s re-election drive

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige delivers the State of State Address.

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 6:41 pm
For much of the time from 1974 to 1986, when George Ariyoshi was Hawaii’s governor, his success was in part due to an unseen band of youthful state workers. Read More

Back in the Day

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A traditional Persian stew of chicken and eggplant is served alongside basmati rice with a crisp golden top and a plate of fresh herbs topped with nuts, radishes and a block of feta cheese. The herbs are eaten between bites of the stew, rice and yogurt.

Freshen palate with Persian cuisine

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A traditional Persian stew of chicken and eggplant is served alongside basmati rice with a crisp golden top and a plate of fresh herbs topped with nuts, radishes and a block of feta cheese. The herbs are eaten between bites of the stew, rice and yogurt.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Persian food is rich, colorful and delicious, and it offers refreshing flavor combinations that are unfamiliar to many local palates. Read More