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Don’t look away from child abuse

In the aftermath of 6-year-old Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.’s disappearance, reported by his mother in 1998, a photo of the smiling child’s face, accompanied by the question, “So … Where’sPeter?”, appeared on bumper stickers and signs. Read More
Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Island Voices

Economic justice demands increase in minimum wage

A broad cross-section of progressive organizations are gathering this weekend to kick-start a unified progressive movement in Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Letters

Replace Natatorium with public beach

Why can’t we have a free public beach (“There’s a new plan afloat to refurbish the Natatorium,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 10)? Read More
Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

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Off the News

A blustery weekend to launch Christmas festivities

A winter storm has delivered a thick blanket of snow to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits on Hawaii island — so no snowball fights at Honolulu Hale. Read More
Updated on  December 3, 2016 at 1:12 am

Insight

Associated Press
                                In November, high school students protested Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in San Francisco. Thousands of high school students took to the streets in cities across the country since Trump’s election to protest his proposed crackdown on illegal immigration and his comments about women. It’s an unusual show of political involvement on the part of young people who can’t even vote yet — and experts say it could lead to increased activism when they are adults.

After divisive election, it’s about respect and commonalities

Associated Press
                                In November, high school students protested Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in San Francisco. Thousands of high school students took to the streets in cities across the country since Trump’s election to protest his proposed crackdown on illegal immigration and his comments about women. It’s an unusual show of political involvement on the part of young people who can’t even vote yet — and experts say it could lead to increased activism when they are adults.

Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 9:06 am
When a grain of sand becomes lodged in the soft tissue of an oyster and getting it out isn’t an option, the oyster responds with a secretion that eases the irritation; gently applied, again and again and again. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jim Barahal is the Honolulu Marathon Association’s president and CEO.

Jim Barahal: Honolulu Marathon’s president balances tradition and innovation

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jim Barahal is the Honolulu Marathon Association’s president and CEO.

Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 9:33 am
Under the glittering glow of booming fireworks, the 44th Honolulu Marathon will get underway at 5 a.m. Dec. 11. Read More

Kauakukalahale

He Kaukau Aloha No Keomailani, Ua Hala

Synopsis: In loving memory of Keomailani Woolford. Read More
Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

On Politics

‘Campaign Hawaii’ gives insider’s scoop on isle politics

Since the days of George Ariyoshi running for governor, when the question “Who you going to call?” was asked, Rick Tsujimura was the Hawaii political ghostbuster who answered. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 12:24 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