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EVs beyond need for free parking

Updated on  July 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Some would say that Hawaii is perfectly suited for a large-scale conversion, over time, to electric vehicle (EV) technology. Commuting distances are usually short enough to fit within the range of a single battery charge. Read More

Island Voices

Find common ground to make buildings safer

Updated on  July 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm
The tragic high-rise fire at the Marco Polo Condominiums reminds us all of the fragility and sanctity of human life. Read More


EV owners don’t need special perks

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Why give owners of electric vehicles any freebies? Case in point: free parking at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for 30 days and free parking in municipal lots (“Airport parking perk well used,” Star-Advertiser, July 22). Read More

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Off the News

Neighbors want to hear more from Kahala Hotel

Updated on  July 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm
The Kahala Hotel & Resort wants to expand its outdoor wedding ceremonies to three state parcels from two and add other guest-focused beach attractions. Its owner, Resorttrust, has also expressed a “commitment to be a good neighbor.” 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

Ku‘ulei Williams: Head of Aloha Harvest rescues food for those who need it most

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Aloha Harvest trucks pick up quality edibles that restaurants, caterers, groceries, food distributors and other purveyors would otherwise pitch, and make same-day deliveries to agencies serving the needy. Read More


Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

On Politics

Who will challenge Ige next election? All eyes on Hanabusa

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
The biggest political race in Hawaii is the one implied, but not yet happening. Read More