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Kakaako affordable housing rules need redo

There is a stark reality facing Honolulu, a looming crisis that defies simple solutions. Of course, that doesn’t mean leaders can responsibly throw up their hands, but instead must push hard to make incremental gains. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Island Voices

STAR-ADVERTISER FILE, DOLE PINEAPPLE CO. PHOTO / APRIL 1915
                                These early Ginaca machines were photographed in 1915 at Honolulu’s pineapple cannery.

Ag-tech innovation could boost food sustainability

STAR-ADVERTISER FILE, DOLE PINEAPPLE CO. PHOTO / APRIL 1915
                                These early Ginaca machines were photographed in 1915 at Honolulu’s pineapple cannery.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 12:42 am
Sustainability and food security are critical to our island community, and fortunately Gov. David Ige and his administration continue to acknowledge that fact through supporting our local agriculture industry. Read More

Letters

Urban revamp along canal will be positive

While I agree with Ted Green concerning “maintenance lacking for many existing properties,” I am confused by his opposition to the planned improvements to Kapalama Canal (“Don’t waste money on canal,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Feb. 15). Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm

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Off the News

It’s back into the pool for other 2 trustee finalists

While the ongoing effort to to fill a vacancy on Kamehameha Schools’ board of trustees may be in line with Probate Court rules, the process is moving at a snail’s pace. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm

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