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Toughen laws on prescribing opioids

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Everyone needs to be worried about the statistics on the opioid addiction epidemic — in Hawaii as well as nationally. Even those who feel remote from this crisis need to see that it’s become a mounting burden on the health-care system, as well as a disaster for families. Read More

Island Voices

Bigger debt, lower wages hamper female college graduates

Women attending colleges and universities have come a long way. The good news is that now 57 percent of students earning bachelor’s degrees from American colleges and universities are women. Read More


Did D.C. understand Hokule‘a’s message?

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm
I found it interesting that two articles about the future of Mother Earth appeared in consecutive editions of the Star-Advertiser: one on Sunday, thoroughly covering the return of the Hokule‘a after a three-year journey spreading the wonderful concept of Malama Honua, or care for the Earth (“Warm welcome,” June 18), and the one with a front-page headline, “World will face lethal heat, study predicts” (June 19). Read More

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Off the News

Homeless veterans get a helping hand

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm
The Hawaii Chapter of U.S. VETS, which provides long-term affordable housing for nearly 1,000 veterans at a Barbers Point facility at Kalaeloa, is the grateful recipient of a $1 million donation that’s tagged to help veterans in need of permanent housing and other support services. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Lasting pledge to nurture the health of our lands and oceans

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm
Now that Hokule‘a’s Worldwide Voyage is ending, our next journey begins: keeping our Promise to the Pae ‘Aina. Read More

Name in the News

The state’s top consumer protection officer wants Hawaii residents to beware of scams

Updated on  June 16, 2017 at 12:32 am
Stephen Levins, executive director of the state Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), has recently graduated into the class of people especially protected by Hawaii’s laws against unfair or deceptive trade practices. Read More


Hōkūleʻa, ka waʻa kaʻapuni honua

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Synopsis: On its maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976, Höküleæa was captained by Käwika Kapahulehua. He was a Hawaiian language speakers who in his later years taught language students at the University of Hawaii. Höküleæa has just returned from a voyage around the world and will anchor off Ala Moana Park on Saturday. Read More

On Politics

Candidates so far for LG fail to spark voter enthusiasm

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 1:15 am
Today’s question about political definitions is: What is the Hawaii version of meh? Read More