Thursday, February 26, 2015         


Our View
 HECO should hasten rooftop solar approvals
Hawaiian Electric Co. asserts it is in the best interest of the company and all of its customers to halt approval of rooftop solar systems in certain neighborhoods until the state Public Utilities Commission rules on HECO's request to pay less for the excess energy it buys from those so-called distributed producers. Story »
Island Voices
A few years ago, I had a patient on Medicaid with a life-threatening seizure condition who needed medication to keep it in check. One Saturday, she went to the pharmacy to refill her prescription and learned that her Medicaid benefits had been cut. Story »

There are several bills under consideration at the state Legislature that would impose double taxation on some companies doing business in Hawaii and could threaten billions of dollars of needed investments in Hawaii communities.  Story »

For Thursday, February 26, 2015
End rail fiasco now and cut our losses • Caldwell going back on promises on rail • Folks want to know what's in their food • Play it safe and live to jog another day • Limit expenses for legal defense • Isle delegation puts Obama over DHS


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For Thursday, February 26, 2015
Honolulu has reasons to exhale with the news that Hitachi Ltd. has bought the unprofitable AnsaldoBreda SpA and 40 percent of Ansaldo STS SpA. • The threat of the coffee berry borer is growing. Limited quarantine restrictions on Oahu have been expanded to cover the whole island
The new "yes means yes" policy at the University of Hawaii is but the first step in the cultural shift needed not only to cull sexual predators from college campuses, but to instill healthier attitudes and behavior among even well-meaning young adults navigating an ever-evolving social landscape. Story »

In its 48-year history, Ahahui Koa Anuenue has had its loyal supporters, but new fiscal realities are compelling the athletics fundraising organization to broaden its reach. Story »

Hawaii is still a long way from having liquefied natural gas as a major component in its energy portfolio, replacing some of the oil used in electrical generation and filling the needs of customers who use gas directly. Story »

The classic understatement would be that the University of Hawaii Athletics Department has had a rotten year — or two or three — but that gives no cover to Ahahui Koa Anuenue, which has to be there with the money, in good times and bad. Story »

Every year in Hawaii, an estimated 247,000 people care for ailing or frail loved ones at home. Story »

Sunday Comic
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Sierra Club Hawaii is currently between directors, so the environmental nonprofit is taking the team approach toward the annual mission of lobbying at the Legislature.

The 2016 race for mayor of Honolulu starts this morning in Foster Botanical Garden. That is the location where at 8 a.m., Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to give his State of the City address framing his upcoming year in office.

Synopsis: An exciting O'ahu Interscholastic Association Division I Championship game brings to mind one of our 'ōlelo no'eau, Pū'ali ka hau nui i ka hau iki.

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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