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COURTESY DLNR
                                The land on the upper slopes of Haleakala on Maui that the DLNR is replacing includes 43,000 acres of grasslands within the Kahikinui State Forest Reserve, above, and Nakula Natural Area Reserve. Because reforestation efforts can leave the state with a hefty bill, the agency is looking to enter the carbon credit market as a way to help pay for ecosystem overhaul.

Give forestry plan a chance to grow

COURTESY DLNR
                                The land on the upper slopes of Haleakala on Maui that the DLNR is replacing includes 43,000 acres of grasslands within the Kahikinui State Forest Reserve, above, and Nakula Natural Area Reserve. Because reforestation efforts can leave the state with a hefty bill, the agency is looking to enter the carbon credit market as a way to help pay for ecosystem overhaul.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 12:58 am
Because reforestation efforts can leave the state with a hefty bill, the agency is looking to enter the fledgling carbon credit market as a way to help pay for ecosystem overhaul. Read More

Island Voices

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Tax credits will go a long way toward relieving the acute financial stress of low-income earners. Trisha Kajimura, executive director of Mental Health America of Hawaii, says it’s time to help the most vulnerable by passing the Hawaii Tax Fairness bill.

Tax fairness bill would ease the stress on working families

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Tax credits will go a long way toward relieving the acute financial stress of low-income earners. Trisha Kajimura, executive director of Mental Health America of Hawaii, says it’s time to help the most vulnerable by passing the Hawaii Tax Fairness bill.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm
The numbers are sobering: 1 in 5 people in America has a diagnosable mental health condition. Read More

Letters

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/2015
                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell has allowed a bill limiting the operation of tour buses, limousines and related commercial vehicles in most Waimanalo beach parks to become law without his signature. Hawaii Kai resident David Christopher writes that the city and state should be trying to find ways to better accommodate the businesses.

Let businesses into Waimanalo beaches

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/2015
                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell has allowed a bill limiting the operation of tour buses, limousines and related commercial vehicles in most Waimanalo beach parks to become law without his signature. Hawaii Kai resident David Christopher writes that the city and state should be trying to find ways to better accommodate the businesses.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm
The city and state should be trying to find ways to better accommodate the businesses, instead of restricting them, because they pay taxes that support all parks. Read More

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Off the News

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.

Top-drawer science at the old Dole Cannery

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm
It’s always nifty to hear of Hawaii folks pursuing science and research that could be game-changers on the global stage. Read More

Insight

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Never too Early for College

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At Roosevelt High School Thursday, college instructor Jay Stout answered a question from Jennifer Xiao as Ren Nakamura looked on during an Early College speech class.

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Karen Lee has assembled a lot of data points to support the push for Early College, a program in which high school students earn tuition-free credits toward both their diplomas and a future college degree. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mateo Caballero, legal director of ACLU of Hawaii, is concerned for family members about crossing borders, given the current climate under the Trump administration.

Legal director of ACLU-Hawaii steps up as immigration becomes a hot issue

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mateo Caballero, legal director of ACLU of Hawaii, is concerned for family members about crossing borders, given the current climate under the Trump administration.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 12:33 am
Mateo Caballero, legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, is watching the national debate over immigration and refugees with more than academic interest. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Māhuahua nā kīnā i ke o’o o ka māna’ai

COURTESY DREAMSTIME / TNS
                                Fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Synopsis: Many men will be surprised to learn that fathering children at an advanced age can carry severe consequences for their children’s health. There is an increased risk for certain afflictions that will be problematic for the child. The biggest surprise is the actual age that is considered advanced. It can be less than 40. Read More

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Residents, brace for a clear money grab by politicians

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
So the good news is you get the bad news first: Taxes are going up. Read More

Back in the Day

Oct. 16, 1964: Shoemaker, Hitch, Cool to Foreign Trade Zone

Every Sunday, “Back in the Day” looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm