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Support local food processors

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 7:19 pm
Even if the Waialua Community Kitchen cannot be reopened, plainly there is a need for something very much like it to serve North Shore farmers and food businesses, and for others of its kind to support farm-to-table operations statewide. Read More

Island Voices

Amid DACA, U.S. soul fight starts here

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm
We stand with all immigrants and their families in Hawaii and across America. Read More


Liberals dominate Emmy Awards show

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm
The Emmys reached their lowest ratings after a political Donald Trump-bashing show (“Hulu hits a home run,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 18). Read More

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Off the News

Hula halau look for alternative lodging in Hilo

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm
There probably is no easy cure for the problem of unconventional hula halau accommodations at the Merrie Monarch Festival, which swamps Hilo each year. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Scientists follow the data published in peer-reviewed journals and government reports, none of which has demonstrated negative impacts from aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii. Read More

Name in the News

Brennon Morioka: The former HART deputy director leads HECO’s efforts to expand use of electric vehicles

Brennon Morioka, 48, newly the Hawaiian Electric Co. manager for electrification of transportation — dealing with electric vehicles of all kinds and the systems that link them to the power grid — has been on the learning curve a few times already. Read More


Hawahawa ka lima o ke kālepa kaʻa

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm
The living conditions following Harvey and Irma have been miserable, but the generosity of people has emerged. This is now being overshadowed by those who, among other questionable activities, are reselling damaged cars without proper disclosure, as required by law. Read More

On Politics

Unlike watershed Con Con in 1978, complacency is today’s attitude on political activism

Next year, Hawaii voters get their once-a-decade chance to register not only their displeasure with the state of government, but their hope that democracy can fix it. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm