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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People exit the Honolulu Zoo after a visit.

Zoo must step up urgency on fixes

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People exit the Honolulu Zoo after a visit.

Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Oahu residents want to have a zoo enough to give it a second chance — a series of second chances, in fact. A new infusion of hope came when the voters ratified the idea of a dedicated funding source for the Honolulu Zoo, a significant show of support. Read More

Island Voices

Encourage youth to seek help for mental issues

For nearly 70 years, Mental Health Awareness Month has been nationally recognized in May to shine light on the mental disorders affecting an estimated 1 in 5 people in the U.S. each year. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Letters

Restitution for stolen funds is a charade

About the May 17 article, “Official admits he stole $3 million from school”: As the financial future gets tougher, episodes like this are going to be more common. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

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Off the News

King tides might bring royal pain to low-lying areas

Citizen scientists: Get your cameras ready. The Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project is recruiting volunteers to snap photos of king tides — the highest tides that occur around solstices. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

AARP CEO: Seniors living longer evolves workforce

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
Thirteen years from now, 1 in 4 Oahu residents will have celebrated their 60th birthday. And as a state, demographers say, Hawaii is aging more rapidly and living longer than any other state. Read More

Name in the News

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Longtime hotel honcho keeps active in the military

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm
David Carey, the just-retired CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, now has more time for meetings as chairman of the Military Affairs Council at the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Read More

Kauakukalahale

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

On Politics

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Rail debacle should prompt developers, bankers to step up

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm
On Thursday, the enormity of Honolulu’s rail project problems smashed through the state Legislature. Read More