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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Over 1800 Scouts and “scouters” (the family, friends and supporters of scouts) gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl for the Boy Scout’s Memorial Day Good Turn event, a tradition that dates back to 1945, where participants decorate every grave marker with a miniature American flag and lei.

Honor fallen by helping veterans

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Over 1800 Scouts and “scouters” (the family, friends and supporters of scouts) gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl for the Boy Scout’s Memorial Day Good Turn event, a tradition that dates back to 1945, where participants decorate every grave marker with a miniature American flag and lei.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm
A nation reveals itself not only by the men and women it produces, but also by those it honors and remembers. That’s a paraphrase of a timeless line in a speech President John F. Kennedy delivered more than five decades ago. Read More

Island Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Outdoor Circle, a nonprofit organization, works to keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful for future generations. People sit in the grass at Kapiolani Park, with a view of Diamond Head in the background.

Outdoor Circle’s grassroots help preserve isles’ natural beauty

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Outdoor Circle, a nonprofit organization, works to keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful for future generations. People sit in the grass at Kapiolani Park, with a view of Diamond Head in the background.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 7:36 pm
The Outdoor Circle has been in the news lately, regarding its stance on several issues related to proposed legislation regarding private sponsorships of city parks and facilities, and the potential signage associated with that sponsorship. Read More

Letters

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zebra doves warmed themselves on markers at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl.

Punchbowl staff help and comfort visitors

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zebra doves warmed themselves on markers at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm
It’s a comfort to know we can count on the personnel at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, a resting place for our military individuals who have served our country and are resting in peace. Read More

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Off the News

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                More than 50,000 people, both Hawaii residents and visitors to the island, are expected to attend the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony.

Pacific Ocean becomes a spiritual river

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                More than 50,000 people, both Hawaii residents and visitors to the island, are expected to attend the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm
Lantern Floating Hawaii combines Memorial Day with Japan’s “toro nagashi” observance for those who have died. Read More

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

AARP CEO: Seniors living longer evolves workforce

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
Thirteen years from now, 1 in 4 Oahu residents will have celebrated their 60th birthday. And as a state, demographers say, Hawaii is aging more rapidly and living longer than any other state. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shirlene Ostrov is the new state chair for the Hawaii Republican Party.

New GOP Hawaii head Ostrov sees strength in core beliefs, diversity

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shirlene Ostrov is the new state chair for the Hawaii Republican Party.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 12:42 am
When Shirlene DelaCruz Ostrov, the newly elected chairwoman of the Hawaii Republican Party, started college, she had no interest in politics. Read More

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Keauhou swept the awards by winning the nine categories they were nominated for at the 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Nā Hōkū ʻōlinolino o kawaihuelani

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Keauhou swept the awards by winning the nine categories they were nominated for at the 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Synopsis: Congratulations to the group Keauhou for the Nä Hökü Hanohano awards it has received. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Gabbard raises foreign-policy profile ahead of national tour against Trump ‘hypocrisy’

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm
The national cry to put a Hindu in the White House may be close to immeasurable, but there is some talk about Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard moving in. Read More