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Thursday, March 26, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Let state pursue SNAP eligibles
People in Hawaii who are eligible for food stamps should be encouraged to sign up for the benefit, which is funded by federal taxpayers to help impoverished people afford nutritious food. Story »
Island Voices
The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) presumably recognizes that the vigorous charter school movement in Hawaii is driven by a total lack of confidence in the department. Many parents simply do not believe that the DOE can deliver a reasonable education to their children. Story »

We are delighted and gratified that the former internment and POW camp at Honouliuli has just been officially designated as a site for a historical monument. Story »

For Thursday, March 26, 2015
It's easy to get used to reusable bags • Rail proponents should be ashamed • Vacation rental laws not being enforced • Ala Wai Canal could be tourist attraction • Hawaii already has diagonal crossings • Military budget huge for a reason

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For Thursday, March 26, 2015
Somebody with the city is finally talking again about what's up with the archery range at Kapiolani Park, and it's about time. • Families on Maui can feel relieved that pediatricians will be on staff around the clock at Maui Memorial Hospital, but now the debt-encumbered hospital has another bill to pay.
Insight
There are a lot of people who could exit the H-1 — and stay off it — if they were more aware of the opportunity to do just that. Story »

Stress perennially rises this time of year for high-school seniors waiting to hear where they've been accepted to college, especially for those seeking entrance to the Ivy League and other extremely selective institutions. Story »

As a western-trained Ph.D. scientist and a Native Hawaiian kahuna kākalaleo, I have two lenses through which I look at the need for mālama honua, or caring for our place. Story »

The Honolulu City Council faced full-scale community rancor over the proposed Ho‘opili development in Ewa, for which it is poised to approve rezoning in a few weeks. Story »

Forty years ago today, the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a embarked from Hakipu‘u/Kualoa on Oahu, on a journey to Tahiti; it was the first open-ocean voyage from Hawaii in 600 years using traditional, non-instrument wayfinding. Story »

Sunday Comic
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What helps Scott Morishige remain focused on the goals of his agency is witnessing those success stories, the people who've come back from years of living on the streets and are on a better path.

The links of the chain that toppled Gov. David Ige's appointment of Carleton Ching as director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources were forged by former Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Synopsis: A second beloved baby girl has blessed Edward Apiu Alika Apo and Katrina-Ann Rose-Marie Kapā'anaokalāokeola Oliveira.

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.

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