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Rebuild to fight invasive species

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm
Protecting Hawaii’s environment against the damaging effects of invasive species is a matter of reducing risk as much as possible, using the available tools to their fullest extent. Read More

Island Voices

‘Hawaii Five-0’ salary dispute gives CBS a black eye

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:43 am
Question: What is the definition of equal? One observer — Daniel M. Mayeda, a Los Angeles-based attorney in the entertainment industry — suggested that we check the billboard. Read More


Install sprinklers now in tall buildings

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm
The fire at the Marco Polo condominium tower that killed several people showed the failure of our government, both now and in 1971 when the tower was built. Read More

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Off the News

The school year approaches, teachers or not

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Ready or not, Hawaii’s school year gets underway in early August. Fully qualified teachers, however, are not in ready supply. 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

The executive director of Bikeshare Hawaii wants Honolulu to become a biking city

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Lori McCarney pedaled in, checked in her bike in an empty stall and sat down for an interview at Auahi and Keawe streets, fronting the ninth most popular out of 89 Biki stations in Honolulu. Read More


Mai hoʻonui wale i ka ʻino

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: So much negative press has surrounded this presidency, much of which predates the election. The negative reports should be curtailed so that truly egregious acts will be recognized as such, and not seen as normal behavior. This is not an issue of accuracy. It is about avoiding apathy. Read More

On Politics

Hirono emerges from surgery, to battle GOP health bill and Trump

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Hirono has always been a strong liberal Democrat, but whether it was Donald Trump’s election or joining the fight to beat cancer, she has become all the more forceful. Read More