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City sloppy in handling of federal funds

The federal audit criticizing the city’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding sets off multiple alarm bells that signal the crucial need for reforms in the way such funds are spent and overseen. Read More
Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Island Voices

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2015
                                A booking schedule for a North Shore vacation rental shows a lot of activity in the winter months, dropping off after the winter swells disappear.

Failure of vacation rental tax bill costing taxpayers, state millions in lost revenue

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2015
                                A booking schedule for a North Shore vacation rental shows a lot of activity in the winter months, dropping off after the winter swells disappear.

Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm
Recently, our state Tax Department admitted that a 2015 law (Act 204) intended to increase tax compliance from short-term rentals might violate federal law. Read More

Letters

Grow food for Hawaii, not experimental seed

Bennette Misalucha writes about agriculture’s pivotal role in Hawaii’s history (“Seed industry helps Hawaii agriculture, and economy, to grow,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 22). Read More
Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 12:40 am

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Off the News

Shining a light on fishery operations

Five Hawaii residents are using state channels to address the plight of foreign fishermen subjected to poor working conditions on longline vessels that dock in Honolulu. Read More
Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Views and Voices Comic

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Updated on  August 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Insight

Beyond Clinton-Trump circus, a look at why trade matters

In this angry election year, many American voters are deeply skeptical about free trade — or downright hostile to it. Read More

Name in the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Loretta Sheehan, Attorney and member of the Honolulu Police Commission

Newest member of Honolulu Police Commission makes headlines with outspoken views

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                                Loretta Sheehan, Attorney and member of the Honolulu Police Commission

Updated on  September 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm
Loretta Sheehan came into the Honolulu Police Commission a month ago, fully aware that not everyone agrees with her stance: that the commission has broad powers to investigate anything that seems amiss at the Honolulu Police Department. Read More

Kauakukalahale

Nui ke aloha no Ernie Cruz Jr.

Synopsis: The passing of Ernie Cruz Jr. will have a profound and lasting effect on all who knew him. His infectious smile and generous nature are reminiscent of older Hawaiians. Read More
Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 12:24 am

On Politics

Ige-Senate rapport takes turn for worse in Maui saga

Political conditions between Gov. David Ige and fellow state Senate Democrats are worsening. Read More
Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 12:35 am

Back in the Day

Sept. 25, 1987: Tempers flare at AIDS film debate

Emotions and tempers flared in Waimanalo last night as some parents condemned and others approved the Department of Education’s AIDS information curriculum for students in grades 7-12. Read More
Updated on  September 23, 2016 at 8:14 pm