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ASSOCIATED PRESS / APRIL 15
                                North Korean soldiers salute while the national anthem is played during a parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country’s late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

Ramp up defense, diplomacy against North Korea

ASSOCIATED PRESS / APRIL 15
                                North Korean soldiers salute while the national anthem is played during a parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country’s late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm
There’s a fine line between preparedness for a threat and panicking about it, unproductively. Hawaii now finds itself in that uncomfortable position, as the simmering tensions with North Korea tick up closer to a boiling point. Read More

Island Voices

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                                A dramatic contrast is seen between healthy coral, left, in the Capricorn Group of Islands in the Great Barrier Reef, and dead table corals, right. Scientists surveying the Great Barrier Reef in November said it had suffered the worst coral die-off ever recorded after being bleached in warm waters.

Major bomb aimed at climate science

FILE PHOTO
                                A dramatic contrast is seen between healthy coral, left, in the Capricorn Group of Islands in the Great Barrier Reef, and dead table corals, right. Scientists surveying the Great Barrier Reef in November said it had suffered the worst coral die-off ever recorded after being bleached in warm waters.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Who thinks climate scientists are terrorists? Apparently President Donald Trump, whose proposed budget will devastate federal climate science for years to come, as explained by Scientific American and others. Read More

Letters

JAMM AQUINO / 2014
                                As more homeless individuals move inland, the costs will continue to rise for Wahiawa General.

More homeless tax Wahiawa hospital

JAMM AQUINO / 2014
                                As more homeless individuals move inland, the costs will continue to rise for Wahiawa General.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm
As more homeless individuals move inland, the costs will continue to rise for Wahiawa General. Homeless individuals are a state and community issue. Please help Wahiawa General bear this societal cost. Read More

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Off the News

ASSOCIATED PRESS / APRIL 18
                                Hawaii’s Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could stop the president’s travel ban.

No love for Sessions from Hawaii delegation

ASSOCIATED PRESS / APRIL 18
                                Hawaii’s Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could stop the president’s travel ban.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm
So, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions probably can’t count on a whole lot of smiles from the Hawaii delegation on Capitol Hill for the time being. Read More

Insight

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Facing child abuse: Changes 20 years after Kema case

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                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Nearly two decades have passed since 6-year-old Peter “Peter Boy” Kema was reported missing from his Hawaii island home. And at long last, some closure is near in the troubling case of child abuse and neglect. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / APRIL 26
                                At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal.

Head of Honolulu Police Commission leads search for next police chief

DENNIS ODA / APRIL 26
                                At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm
At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY PIXABAY

Aia ka ‘ai ma mua o ka i’a

COURTESY PIXABAY

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm
As we engage in the regenesis of Hawaiian, it is important to preserve whatever we can. Because most speakers today are first-language speakers of English, English word order tends to inform the new Hawaiian. We should attend to this lest it be said that we speak English in Hawaiian. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Ige’s administration lacks needed victories

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Four years ago, the state Senate was wrapping up business for the year with a series of farewell toasts for its Ways and Means chairman, Sen. David Ige. 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