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Our View

Audit airport hangar project

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Demanding an audit to probe a bungled government project has become almost a reflexive response. Read More

Island Voices

Headed for court? Mediation offers more control, lower cost

“I’ll see you in court” is a declaration we often read in books, and hear in movies and television shows, ultimately leading to a dramatic courtroom scene with witness meltdowns and fiery closing arguments by the attorneys. Read More
Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm


We must do better for Puerto Rico

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm
David Shapiro wrote a nice commentary on Puerto Rico’s dire situation (“Hawaii could face winds of scorn that hit Puerto Rico,” Star-Advertiser, Volcanic Ash, Oct. 14). Read More

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Off the News

Hawaii teacher vies for innovation prize

At Stevenson Middle School there’s ample space for students to collaborate as techie problem-solvers, but meager funding for what Patricia Morgan describes as a “culture of innovators.” Read More
Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm

InsightIsland Voices

Free speech advances society with diverse views

America will observe Free Speech Week from Oct. 16 to 22. Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Name in the News

CFS’ new head, Karen Tan, focuses on help, “from twinkle to wrinkle”

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Karen Tan now occupies a different job at the nonprofit Child & Family Service — president and chief executive officer, moving into her office at the health and human services agency’s downtown location. Read More


Ho‘ohāli‘ali‘a i ka Mō‘īwahine aloha

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit in remembrance of Queen Liliæuokalani. The exhibit, curated by Keahiahi Long, has been on display in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiæi at Mänoa. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii’s preparation for possibility of North Korea nuclear bomb is MADness

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Today the news is of fears of a North Korean nuclear attack. Read More