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Police commission needs to improve oversight of HPD

It’s been a terrible few years at the Honolulu Police Department, and at the Honolulu Police Commission, which has authority over HPD on the public’s behalf. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

Island Voices

Assisted suicide does not fit Hawaii

We don’t know why some who have an incurable disease recover, and others do not. We also don’t know why some of our loved ones may suddenly be taken away from us, while others continue on their healing journey for a long period. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm


Story stigmatizes young high achiever

I don’t know Brittany Amano, but your story, “College aspirants face pressure to do ‘impossible’” (Star-Advertiser, Jan. 15), was a journalistic misstep. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm

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Off the News

Kauai’s women’s march: protests and food

Women’s marches in protest of the Trump presidency are happening in many cities today. In Lihue, Kauai, the demonstrators have decided demonstrations can be more relaxed, almost friendly. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm


Vacation-rental tax: Conflicts exists outside Hawaii

Honolulu is not alone with its struggle to accommodate unconventional accommodations in its tourism sector. Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Name in the News

                                Dan Gluck

Daniel Gluck: Director of state Ethics Commission helps lawmakers and workers comply with the law

                                Dan Gluck

Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 10:59 am
Almost immediately upon becoming director of the state Ethics Commission, Daniel Gluck landed in the midst of a hot ethics battle that had been at the boiling point for some time: the commission’s dispute with the teachers’ union over accepting free travel for school trips. Read More


Eia mai kahi mühune ’ino ke laha a’e nei

Synopsis: A new type of infectious disease is spreading throughout the world, and the available antibiotics are ineffective against it. The number of cases is growing. Read More
Updated on  January 21, 2017 at 12:39 am

On Politics

Fellow Democrats faulting governor for lack of decisiveness and clear leadership

One year ago, Gov. David Ige walked into the state Capitol to give his second State of the State address with fellow Democrats muttering under their breath, “Governor No Can Do.” Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm

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