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Prepare with care for possible attack

When it comes to preparing for an attack from North Korea, it’s important to know the difference between fearmongering and preparedness. Read More

Island Voices

‘Hawaii Five-0’ salary dispute gives CBS a black eye

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:43 am
Question: What is the definition of equal? One observer — Daniel M. Mayeda, a Los Angeles-based attorney in the entertainment industry — suggested that we check the billboard. Read More


There are better uses for aging Natatorium

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm
I applaud our homegrown superstar Bruno Mars for stepping out and giving his time and talent for the worthy cause of the Waikiki Natatorium restoration. Read More

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Off the News

After 17 years, Oahu will say goodbye to Kmart

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm
Oahu’s days of flashing blue-light specials are now numbered. 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

Hirono emerges from surgery, to battle GOP health bill and Trump

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Hirono has always been a strong liberal Democrat, but whether it was Donald Trump’s election or joining the fight to beat cancer, she has become all the more forceful. Read More