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                                People cry after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, on Tuesday, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.

Remain vigilant against terrorism

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                                People cry after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, on Tuesday, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm
This is a cancer that metastasized long ago. Regardless, the fight to save the patient must go on because there is no other moral choice. Read More

Island Voices

JAMM AQUINO / JAN. 23
                                Patricia Kona, middle, who is homeless, lit a cigarette while being interviewed by volunteers Jim Quimby and Jean Adair-Leland during the 2017 Point in Time homeless count in Waikiki.

Coordinated efforts helping homeless

JAMM AQUINO / JAN. 23
                                Patricia Kona, middle, who is homeless, lit a cigarette while being interviewed by volunteers Jim Quimby and Jean Adair-Leland during the 2017 Point in Time homeless count in Waikiki.

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm
The Institute for Human Services (IHS) has been involved in the current Waikiki effort and would like to offer some insights to the improved numbers, and encourage further collaborative efforts going forward to help the homeless in Waikiki. Read More

Letters

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “In the best of all worlds, which we don’t have in this situation, it would be nice if the Ala Moana Center offered to pick up some of the cost for the last leg of the rail right up to their front door,” writes Kaneohe resident Art Todd.

Tap Ala Moana Center to help rail

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “In the best of all worlds, which we don’t have in this situation, it would be nice if the Ala Moana Center offered to pick up some of the cost for the last leg of the rail right up to their front door,” writes Kaneohe resident Art Todd.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm
I wonder if any of our state and county politicians have noticed how this bottomless-pit electric train project has transformed from a public accommodation project into a private vehicle for the owners, resident stores, their workers and customers of the Ala Moana Shopping Center? Read More

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Off the News

COURTESY DLNR
                                State officials are asking the public to submit information about sightings of the Hawaiian owl.

Yes, new project gives a hoot about Hawaiian owl

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                                State officials are asking the public to submit information about sightings of the Hawaiian owl.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm
In the interest of pueo protection and research, state officials are asking the public to submit information about sightings of the Hawaiian owl, an endemic subspecies listed by the state as endangered on Oahu. Read More

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

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                                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