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DOT needs nudge to improve access on Waianae Coast

Farrington Highway tethers Waianae to points east. It serves as the sole access route that links the growing Leeward community to Ewa, where crisscrossing roadways open up to motorists headed to Honolulu and elsewhere. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Island Voices

Suzanne Case chairs the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Determining location of ala loa trails is no easy task

Suzanne Case chairs the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm
The Star-Advertiser’s Feb. 20 editorial, “Locate, preserve old Hawaii trails,” accurately stated that the state, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is tasked with “daunting detective work to verify the twists and turns of these paths, which over time have been largely erased by land use and nature.” Read More

Letters

Bills would require abortion promotion

Two bills, House Bill 663 and Senate Bill 501, are going through the Legislature right now. If passed, they would force Hawaii crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to provide information regarding an abortion option. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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Off the News

It looks like Auli‘i Cravalho will go far

Hawaii’s own Auli‘i Cravalho got knocked on the head but still knocked it out of the park at the Academy Awards Sunday night. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

InsightIsland Voices

DENNIS ODA / JAN. 27
                                Terry Santos walked through a connecting corridor at the Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi. Debate is swirling about rebuilding OCCC.

Problem with prisons: Old facilities hinder safety, efficiencies

DENNIS ODA / JAN. 27
                                Terry Santos walked through a connecting corridor at the Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi. Debate is swirling about rebuilding OCCC.

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm
We can’t replace all facilities at once, but OCCC is a necessary start. Let’s do it because it’s the human thing to do. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mateo Caballero, legal director of ACLU of Hawaii, is concerned for family members about crossing borders, given the current climate under the Trump administration.

Legal director of ACLU-Hawaii steps up as immigration becomes a hot issue

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mateo Caballero, legal director of ACLU of Hawaii, is concerned for family members about crossing borders, given the current climate under the Trump administration.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm
Mateo Caballero, legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, is watching the national debate over immigration and refugees with more than academic interest. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Pluto is currently labeled a “dwarf planet,” but despite this label, some people still don’t view it as a real planet.

Aia nō kahi ‘Ilioki ua pa’a i waho o ke anu

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Pluto is currently labeled a “dwarf planet,” but despite this label, some people still don’t view it as a real planet.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Synopsis: New efforts are being made to reverse the 2006 decision to revoke Pluto’s status as a planet in our solar system. It is currently labeled a “dwarf planet”. Despite this label, it is not viewed by some as a real planet. Why then call it a “planet”? Read More

On Politics

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                House Speaker Joe Souki is tallying up the votes for SB 1129, which would allow a terminally ill person to get a prescription for medication to be self-administered to end the patient’s life. It will be a close vote, writes Richard Borreca. Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense.

If Souki’s tallies are right, medically-assisted-death bill has fighting chance to survive

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                House Speaker Joe Souki is tallying up the votes for SB 1129, which would allow a terminally ill person to get a prescription for medication to be self-administered to end the patient’s life. It will be a close vote, writes Richard Borreca. Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense. Read More

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