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Maintain progress for charter schools

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm
In 2012, amid several cases of glaring misuse of public education funds and administrators faulted for hiring their relatives, the Legislature moved to reform the state’s charter schools program, which had been more focused on support services rather than accountability standards. Read More

Island Voices

Consider what a Livable City really needs

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Coming down to street-level rail through Honolulu would give us an urban transit system. So in the ongoing debate about what to do after Middle Street, I suggest leading with the challenge of livability. Read More


Consider adopting local children first

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm
Yes, there needs to be regulation that recognizes the rights and needs of birth parents (“Unethical adoptions are a big business,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, June 11). Read More

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Off the News

CDC paints bleak picture of Hawaiian health

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 7:18 pm
There’s not much news from the conclusion of a new federal study has made about Native Hawaiians — not to most Hawaii residents, anyway. Read More


Green power making most of green light?

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser asked Blue Planet Foundation, a clean-energy focused nonprofit, and the state’s dominant electric utility, Hawaiian Electric Co., to weigh in on progress toward the state’s renewable goal. Read More

Name in the News

Ku‘ulei Williams: Head of Aloha Harvest rescues food for those who need it most

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Aloha Harvest trucks pick up quality edibles that restaurants, caterers, groceries, food distributors and other purveyors would otherwise pitch, and make same-day deliveries to agencies serving the needy. Read More


Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

On Politics

Who will challenge Ige next election? All eyes on Hanabusa

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
The biggest political race in Hawaii is the one implied, but not yet happening. Read More