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Put safety first for high-rises

In the aftermath of the tragic fire that killed three people at the Marco Polo condominium tower, the debate is growing about whether sprinklers should be required in high-rise projects built before they were mandated in the mid-1970s. Read More

Island Voices

PV solar struggles to stay afloat

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 12:55 am
To say that the solar industry in Hawaii is experiencing some challenges is like saying that someone with a serious, if not life-threatening, illness is dealing with some health problems. Read More


Self-driving cars better than rail

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Self-driving cars will eliminate the need for a high-occupancy mass transit system like our rail project. Read More

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Off the News

An unsatisfying end to Peter Boy Kema saga

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Closure is what’s expected when a long-anticipated end to a story finally arrives. But it’s difficult to imagine that the family of Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr. will really find it. 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