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Tax could help curb e-cigarette use by minors

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm
Currently, there’s no Hawaii consumer-related tax tied to electronic smoking devices, known as e-cigarettes. Read More

Island Voices

Study finds that Honolulu needs a fireboat

An independent study has found that the Port of Honolulu needs a fireboat. Read More
Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm


Employees hit hard by loss of Island Air

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:07 am
The failure of Island Air is further proof that even in times of low fuel prices the airline business is capital intensive, very competitive, and with very low margins (“Island Air to shut down after 37 years,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 9). Read More

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Off the News

High school football games for the ages

Epic. Saturday was truly one for the ages in the annals of high school championship football here. Read More
Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm


Many hurdles ahead in farming our land

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Stepping up local food production in our island state is a sensible goal. With greater access to fresh, homegrown products, Hawaii could reap economic, environmental and health gains. Read More

Name in the News

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chairman focuses on environmental, social justice

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm
The Democratic Party of Hawaii represents almost the entire political spectrum in the state. That’s the way DPH Chairman Tim Vanderveer sees it. Read More


Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it. Read More

On Politics

State’s new role over city’s bloated rail project amounts to huge hill of bean(counter)s

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Thanks to a special legislative session this summer, Caldwell got the the money for his way-overbudget rail project. Read More