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Don’t let towers overwhelm city

At the start of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s first trip to Hawaii, more than four decades ago, she threw back hotel curtains and gazed at beautiful green mountains in thedistance. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Island Voices

Students need encouragement to join teaching profession

The Nov. 20 article, “BOE calls for action on state’s persistent teacher shortage,” both saddens and encourages me — saddened that we have this problem, yet encouraged that we are talking about it and a challenge to do something about it. Read More
Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm


Help real farmers, not agribusiness

Who do we think of as farmers? The guys down the road, sweating away on their five-to-40 acres, trying to make a living. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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Off the News

Sandwich Isles chafes under PUC scrutiny

It’s a no-win situation. Sandwich Isles Communications, the telcom under investigation and audit since the indictment and sentencing of founder Albert Hee, can’t get certified as the provider for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands services, and is losing out on federal funds as a result. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm


After divisive election, rebuild community and mutual respect

The election of 2016 was an exceptionally hostile campaign. Now that it is finally over, where do we go from here? Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

Name in the News

                                Jim Barahal is the Honolulu Marathon Association’s president and CEO.

Jim Barahal: Honolulu Marathon’s president balances tradition and innovation

                                Jim Barahal is the Honolulu Marathon Association’s president and CEO.

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:51 pm
Under the glittering glow of booming fireworks, the 44th Honolulu Marathon will get underway at 5 a.m. Dec. 11. Read More


Hühewa ke ala kau i ka lewa

Synopsis: The rail transit system that links towns and cities together disconnects us from the land and culture. Research shows numerous adverse negative effects of the rail transit system on the island of O‘ahu. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 12:32 am

On Politics

‘Campaign Hawaii’ gives insider’s scoop on isle politics

Since the days of George Ariyoshi running for governor, when the question “Who you going to call?” was asked, Rick Tsujimura was the Hawaii political ghostbuster who answered. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

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