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Monday, March 02, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Volunteer help welcome but parks still city's kuleana
There's plenty to like in Mayor Kirk Caldwell's E Paka Kakou initiative, which commits to spending more to improve Honolulu's public parks, and, dovetailing with a bill before the City Council, encourages community members to also spruce up the facilities.  Story »
Island Voices
The negative impacts caused by invasive species on Hawaii's natural and cultural resources came into special focus this past week, the third annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week.  Story »

Laie has always been a model, walkable "live-work-play" sustainable community, long before it became a popular planning concept. Story »

For Monday, March 2, 2015
Subsidized goods involve social loss • PV owners are not being subsidized • HART should seek remaining bids now; and more

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For Monday, March 2, 2015
A special state House committee on Friday found that one of its most senior House colleagues, Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say, meets the residency requirements to continue representing his District 20.
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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