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                                Senate Bill 221 would authorize Honolulu and three neighbor island counties to set up the “photo red-light imaging detector systems” to use mounted cameras to snap pictures of vehicles as they run red lights.

Give green light to red-light cams

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Senate Bill 221 would authorize Honolulu and three neighbor island counties to set up the “photo red-light imaging detector systems” to use mounted cameras to snap pictures of vehicles as they run red lights.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
A new bill would establish a network of mounted cameras for traffic enforcement. They would snap photos of license plates within an intersection once the traffic signal flashes red. Read More

Island Voices

COURTESY RHODA BAER / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
                                With the goal of balancing personal choice with patient safety, those in our legislative and judicial systems, as well as the public, should consider the following written by physicians and certified specialists in hospice and palliative medicine.

Medically assisted death: Wariness is warranted

COURTESY RHODA BAER / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
                                With the goal of balancing personal choice with patient safety, those in our legislative and judicial systems, as well as the public, should consider the following written by physicians and certified specialists in hospice and palliative medicine.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm
With the goal of balancing personal choice with patient safety, those in our legislative and judicial systems and the public should consider the following. Read More

Letters

COURTESY PIXABAY

Medically assisted death: Several letters

COURTESY PIXABAY

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm
A few of the many letters to the editor on this issue. Read More

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Off the News

COURTESY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.
                                Rail’s elevated guideway is too close to the power lines that run alongside it for Hawaiian Electric Co. crews to access those lines in the utility’s standard “bucket” trucks. The issue was neglected for years. Now, the city will buy special trucks that can maneuver in that space — a move that’s expected to be much cheaper than putting the lines underground.

Good news (sort of) from HECO and HART

COURTESY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.
                                Rail’s elevated guideway is too close to the power lines that run alongside it for Hawaiian Electric Co. crews to access those lines in the utility’s standard “bucket” trucks. The issue was neglected for years. Now, the city will buy special trucks that can maneuver in that space — a move that’s expected to be much cheaper than putting the lines underground.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Honolulu had a rare chance to feel a little upbeat about the overbudget rail project on Friday, learning that estimated costs have dropped by $140 million. Read More

Insight

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Never too Early for College

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Karen Lee has assembled a lot of data points to support the push for Early College, a program in which high school students earn tuition-free credits toward both their diplomas and a future college degree. Read More

Name in the News

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                As the field organizer for both the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and one of its projects, the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii, Wendy Gibson spends much of her time working to educate people about cannabis.

Nurse educates the public on health benefits of cannabis

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                As the field organizer for both the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and one of its projects, the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii, Wendy Gibson spends much of her time working to educate people about cannabis.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Wendy Gibson, cannabis nurse, first became interested in the medical marijuana field by taking the opponent’s side. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Māhuahua nā kīnā i ke o’o o ka māna’ai

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Synopsis: Many men will be surprised to learn that fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. There is an increased risk for certain afflictions that will be problematic for the child. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40. Read More

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Residents, brace for a clear money grab by politicians

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
So the good news is you get the bad news first: Taxes are going up. 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