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Rail, pension fund top state’s agenda

State lawmakers, initially signaled that there would be cash to spare for their annual budget-making exercise, now find themselves instead in frustrating if familiar territory: choosing the winners and losers in the battle for taxpayer dollars. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Island Voices

                                Andrea Freeman

Law prevents Supreme Court from appointing TMT master

                                Andrea Freeman

Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm
Perhaps no issue in Hawaii’s recent history has created more controversy and confusion than the legal proceedings surrounding the attempt to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred land of Mauna Kea. Read More


Obama-Biden bond one for the ages

It was with a heavy heart that I watched President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, as well as his Medal of Freedom with Distinction presentation to Vice President Joe Biden. Read More
Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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Off the News

Weigh in on where to put OCCC

Discussions on relocating the Oahu Community Correctional Center might be coming to a neighborhood near you. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 9:23 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