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Sunday, March 01, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Home-based vacation rentals should also pay state lodging tax
The Hawaii visitor industry has done better than merely weather the economic storms of the last six years, and the people marketing this destination seem to be bullish on its future potential. Story »
Island Voices
Laie has always been a model, walkable "live-work-play" sustainable community, long before it became a popular planning concept. Story »

Councilman Ikaika Anderson's proposal to remove all references to the proposed Envision Laie project from the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities Plan (Bill 47) and focusing that document on preserving the country is not only in the community's best interest Story »

For Sunday, March 1, 2015
It's proper to keep cost estimates secret

With the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) awaiting proposals from contractors to build rail stations, Mayor Kirk Caldwell's decision to withhold internal cost estimates for the construction is not only in the best interest of Honolulu's taxpayers, but is fiscally prudent.

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Insight
Most Hawaii electricity customers are not in a position to own a piece of the utility, as the members of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative do, and prospects for doing so remain a long way off at best. Story »

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 »

Historically, Hawaii residents have felt powerless where electric power is concerned — most are customers of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) subsidiaries, all privately owned utilities. But history has been changing. 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 »

Sunday Comic
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Richard Ha says he learned his own can-do spirit from his father, who worked the land before him on Hawaii island. Farming has always been a challenge, he said earlier this week, but now the challenges are starting to overcome even the sunniest optimist.

Getting who you want on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents is getting trickier by the day. As it stands right now, four new regents, named by former Gov. Neil Abercrombie, are putting in the hours working and voting, but in reality they are in a very insecure limbo.

Synopsis: The I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards this year will honor Dr. Naleen Andrade, Mahi Beamer, Kūhiō and Claire Asam and Pōkā Laenui and Puanani Burgess for their extraordinary commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. The I awards dinner will be held Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.

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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