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Monday, April 21, 2014         

Editorials

Our View
 Now is not time to increase tax on hotel owners
The Hawaii Tourism Authority foresees relatively rough going for the tourism industry the next few years. This year's market plateau signals the need for aggressive pricing in the leisure market, which is down domestically and is expected to slow internationally as well. Story »
Insight
In 2012, the state transferred 30 acres of prime real estate in Kakaako to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), in a long-awaited settlement of the state's outstanding debt to Native Hawaiians.  Story »

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Tony Gill is a second-generation labor attorney and former Democratic Party of Hawaii official who believes that only people who publicly support the Democratic Party of Hawaii should be able to pick its candidates.


Sunday Comic
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For Monday, April 21, 2014
Attacks on Horner were mean-spirited • Governor not one to talk about age • Isle GOP platform driving folks away; and more

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For Monday, April 21, 2014
Let the bidding begin on Obama library • Speaking of libraries …

Island Voices
When I first began working in conservation in the mid-1980s, invasive species were not an issue on anyone's radar screen.  Story »

Sunshine, warm breezes, clear waters, fiery volcanoes and scenic landscapes make Hawaii not only a picture-perfect postcard for visitors but also an idyllic home for more than a million residents.  Story »

The last time U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa saw the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, it was when Hawaii's senior senator seriously started to plan the nuts and bolts of his succession.


Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.


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.



POLL QUESTION
Illinois is moving to commit $100 million to lure the Obama presidential library to Chicago; should Hawaii try to keep up?
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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
 
BRUNO MARS
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »