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Saturday, March 28, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 State must show IT gains
Hawaii took decades to sink into its current technological abyss, in which too much of the state's critical data and functions were consigned to creaky computer systems that belong in a dusty attic. And now it seems that pulling out of that pit will be a painstaking, incremental journey — but one that the state can at least afford.  Story »
Island Voices
The state House of Representatives' approach to lump-sum budgeting for the University of Hawaii system in House Bill 500, HD1, recently passed by the House, reflects a different approach — an approach where insanity is avoided. Story »

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 »

For Saturday, March 28, 2015
Island Air execs lack decisiveness • Use property tax to pay for rail • All rail expenses should be public; and more

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For Saturday, March 28, 2015
More caution needed for Kauai trail • Telescope protests need to remain civil
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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NAME IN THE NEWS
Activists often profess to work on behalf of those with no voice at the table, and in Marjorie Ziegler's case, the assertion is literally true. As executive director of the Conservation Council for Hawaii, she strives to protect Hawaii's native plants and animals — species that depend on human intervention to undo ravages caused by mankind's earlier missteps.


ON POLITICS
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.


KAUAKŪKALAHALE
Synopsis: Will David Matlin, the new athletic director of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, be the savior of the athletics department?


BACK IN THE DAY
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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