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Rat lungworm parasite.

Fight rat lungworm with best practices

Rat lungworm parasite.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
The official name, angiostrongyliasis, is daunting enough, made even more frightening by the nickname “rat lungworm” disease. Read More

Island Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Supporters of a proposed city bill say sponsorship at public assets, such as parks, could bring in revenues; critics, though, worry about possible visual blight. A hula halau was seen practicing at the hula mound at Kapolei Regional Park last month.

As written, Bill 78 has the potential to allow visual blight across Oahu

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Supporters of a proposed city bill say sponsorship at public assets, such as parks, could bring in revenues; critics, though, worry about possible visual blight. A hula halau was seen practicing at the hula mound at Kapolei Regional Park last month.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Bill 78 “Relating to Sponsorships” would create a new Honolulu City Ordinance allowing the solicitation of financial contributions in return for advertising signs on city property (“city assets”). Read More

Letters

LAURA SHIMABUKU/WEST HAWAII TODAY
                                A lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at Kahaluu Beach on Thursday.

Don’t let lifeguards lose liability shield

LAURA SHIMABUKU/WEST HAWAII TODAY
                                A lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at Kahaluu Beach on Thursday.

Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 12:31 am
The headline, “Bill would let lifeguards’ liability protection lapse” (Star-Advertiser, April 13), had me gasping for air. Read More

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Off the News

Strike 2 for NextEra’s expansion ambitions

Texas utilities regulators have rejected the $18 billion bid by NextEra Energy to buy that state’s largest electric utility, Oncor. Read More
Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Insight

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                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Facing child abuse: Changes 20 years after Kema case

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                                Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Nearly two decades have passed since 6-year-old Peter “Peter Boy” Kema was reported missing from his Hawaii island home. And at long last, some closure is near in the troubling case of child abuse and neglect. Read More

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / APRIL 26
                                At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal.

Head of Honolulu Police Commission leads search for next police chief

DENNIS ODA / APRIL 26
                                At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm
At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal. Read More

Kauakukalahale

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Aia ka ‘ai ma mua o ka i’a

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Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm
As we engage in the regenesis of Hawaiian, it is important to preserve whatever we can. Because most speakers today are first-language speakers of English, English word order tends to inform the new Hawaiian. We should attend to this lest it be said that we speak English in Hawaiian. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Ige’s administration lacks needed victories

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Four years ago, the state Senate was wrapping up business for the year with a series of farewell toasts for its Ways and Means chairman, Sen. David Ige. 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