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Thursday, April 17, 2014         

Editorials

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 Repelling ants takes full effort
The general public has a key role to play in keeping little fire ants from taking hold on Oahu. While the Department of Agriculture is confident that the largest known colony can be eradicated, there likely are smaller nests around the island.  Story »
Insight
As our community works together to raise awareness of the heartbreaking results of child abuse during Prevent Child Abuse Month in April, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is bringing to light how important it is to be vigilant and persistent in reporting suspected abuse and neglect. Story »

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Richard Rosenblum, 63, was "a very happy fella" in retirement on Hawaii island in 2008 when a recruiter happened along and pitched a new job opportunity to him: president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Co.


Sunday Comic
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For Thursday, April 17, 2014
Choose candidate based on merits • Abercrombie not helping Schatz • Let OHA do what it wants in Kakaako; and more

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For Thursday, April 17, 2014
Al Gore, the vice president-turned-champion of green energy, told admirers packing the Stan Sheriff Center on Tuesday that the issue of green energy is building quite a consensus across the political spectrum.

Island Voices
Today, April 16, is National Bookmobile Day, a perfect time to be more aware of our community's critical need for literacy services, especially among the underserved youth along the Waianae Coast, who are visited year-round by Hawaii Literacy's Bookmobile.  Story »

Thanks to the hard work of educators, Hawaii is a rising star among states committed to transforming schools and improving education for every child.  Story »

The Los Angeles Times reported on Abercrombie's recollections of the death of Hawaii's senior Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and the passing of a letter from Inouye to Abercrombie asking that U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa be appointed to replace him in the Senate.


Synopsis: A wonderful Hawaiian language trip to Kaho'olawe.


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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Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
Now, nearly 70 years later, Harry’s Music Store is run by Harry’s nephews, Alan and Clay Yoshioka, whose father Clifford was one of the store’s founders. Read More »
 
Housing Made Affordable
At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group of young professionals has been successfully building and selling homes for middle-class residents of Oahu. Read More »