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Monday, December 22, 2014         

Editorials

Our View
 DHHL reform good first step
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has begun long-awaited and welcome reforms to one of its most problematic land-management programs, one that recently has drawn fire for its unfairness to beneficiaries of the Native Hawaiian trust that is almost a century old. Story »
Island Voices
There is a way for the state to get more money to fund early childhood education, improve services at our public hospitals, and address its obligations to the Employee Retirement System. Story »

The big news on energy is the proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric (HEI) to NextEra, a Florida utility. The state promises to do its due diligence. But we need to go further than simply checking the boxes.  Story »

It has been eight years since our state Legislature declared that Hawaii has a housing affordability crisis. So what has changed in the last eight years to help alleviate the problem? Story »

For Monday, December 22, 2014
Ohana zoning could help provide homes • Require bicyclists to carry insurance • Wheelchair results were not reported • Plant-based diet best for the planet • Stop lava by cooling it into solid rock

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For Monday, December 22, 2014
That the natural disaster still unfolding in Pahoa is known as the June 27 lava flow sums up the stressful uncertainty of coping with the effects of a volcanic eruption. • Boarding someone's boat and taking violent action, which four Molokai fishermen are accused of doing, is not the appropriate response to outsiders plying nearshore waters.
Insight
Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they'll continue to do so — with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries — long after you're dead. Story »

Harrison Rue is administrator of the city's transit-oriented development (TOD) program, helping to direct the way the city intersects — and how all the other transit modes connect — with the rail project. Story »

Sunday Comic
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Barely two weeks as chief of the city's new Office of Strategic Development, Sandra Pfund is working to fast-track housing on city property, especially for homeless people who need "wraparound" mental-health and social services.

Dawn Amano-Ige is standing alone at the edge of Washington Place's lanai watching this columnist trudge through the back lawn between the security guards and the state Capitol.

Synopsis: Congratulations to Marcus Mariota and his family, and not just for all his awards.

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.


Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes of all times through his artwork. Read More »
 
Making Beautiful Music For All Hawaii
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 2011 by a group of community leaders to carry on the legacy of Honolulu Symphony, which performed from 1902 to 2009. Read More »
 

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