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New faces and winner-take-all House races

A district with no incumbent, plus winner-take-all primary races, highlight this batch of endorsements for five contested state House races, from Chinatown all the way west to Ewa Beach. Read More
Updated on  July 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Island Voices

Isaac Moriwake is an attorney with Earthjustice.

Model for monopoly power companies needs to change

Isaac Moriwake is an attorney with Earthjustice.

Updated on  July 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm
What’s next after NextEra? The state Public Utilities Commission rejected the NextEra-Hawaiian Electric takeover deal, but the real work to build a clean energy system by and for the people of Hawaii has just begun. Read More


Third parties deserve a chance

The Democratic National Committee has shown bias for Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders from the very beginning. How can we make the Democratic Party democratic? Read More
Updated on  July 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

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Off the News

Darby damage was avoidable?

This seems to happen with each major rainstorm Hawaii endures: The facilities meant to protect neighborhoods and businesses from damage don’t. Read More
Updated on  July 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Views and Voices Comic


Views and Voices


Updated on  July 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm


At the federal level, hefty fees, loopholes and other roadblocks have limited FOIA’s effectiveness

In 1953, newspaper attorney Harold Cross authored a report titled “The People’s Right to Know,” in which he made the case for government transparency. Read More

Name in the News

                                University of Hawaii Head football coach Nick Rolovich in the lobby of the football office on lower campus.

UH football coach Rolovich is all business

                                University of Hawaii Head football coach Nick Rolovich in the lobby of the football office on lower campus.

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 10:39 am
Nick Rolovich is now about nine months into his role as head football coach of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Read More


He aloha no ka lama kü o ka No’eau

Synopsis: One of Hawaii’s premier educators, and one of my closest friends, No’eau Warner, has just passed on. He leaves behind many innovative teaching strategies, but without his talent and dedication the job becomes much more difficult. Read More
Updated on  July 23, 2016 at 12:17 am

On Politics

Democrats in difficult spot as they struggle for unity

How not to send a unity message: File into the City of Brotherly Love and spend the first day of the Democratic National Convention booing each other. Read More
Updated on  July 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Back in the Day

July 24, 1969: Tomorrow’s big day for Western

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  July 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm