Friday, November 27, 2015         

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Wall-to-wall coverage of utility hearings

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 26, 2015
Get the popcorn and hunker down: 84 hours of live coverage of Next-Era’s proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries starts Monday.

Can feds put a dent in dengue?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 27, 2015
The good news: It can’t be hard to lure a few Georgians to Hawaii. The not-so-good news: The fact that those visitors are coming from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta ratchets up concern about the dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii island.

Waikiki visitors get virtual help

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 25, 2015
Welcome to the 21st century, Waikiki. Thanks to a partnership between the city and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Wi-Fi has come to the state’s tourism hub.

Take action to keep brawls from happening again

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2015
Brawls last week involving teens and young adults from Kapolei and Waianae need to be addressed, and quickly.

Mayor in Virginia feeds fear with foot in mouth

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 23, 2015
As soon as Roanake, Va., Mayor David Bowers said it, people nationwide immediately bristled at the ignorance of his statement.

The weather is iffy; plan accordingly

Posted 1:39 a.m. HST, Nov 21, 2015
With cloudiness and rains expected to continue through this weekend, it's a good idea to keep alert for weather warnings.

Are you ready for some football?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2015
College football championship games are still weeks away, but in Hawaii the high school championship games for Division I and Division II are scheduled for today, and if you know Hawaii high school football, you know these two games will be intense.

Stakeholders hope for a timely decision on TMT

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 19, 2015
On hold — still. By granting a two-week block on work at the Thirty Meter Telescope site, Hawaii’s Supreme Court has preserved the uneasy status quo atop Mauna Kea.

A+ program worth the higher fee

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2015
No doubt: Whenever there’s a fee increase, it makes things that much harder for families to make ends meet. So there was a slight pause upon hearing about a proposed fee increase for the A+ After-School Program, necessary though it is to sustain the solid program.

Stuffed toys enjoy a luxury vacation

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2015
It isn’t easy to find a new niche in the tourism industry, so you’ve got to hand it to Sonoe Azuma. A travel agency for jet-setting stuffed animals is certainly a rare find.

Sometimes it’s hard to just fade into the sunset

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 16, 2015
There’s retirement, and then there’s what Doris Ching does. Almost a decade into the official end of her career, she still seems to be the go-to person for University of Hawaii administrators.

Ohia and Lehua not doing so well

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 14, 2015
Lehua buds, blossoms and foliage could be in short supply for the Merrie Monarch Festival next spring.

Website crashes put health in peril

Posted 1:30 p.m. HST, Nov 12, 2015
It's tempting to find black humor in the travails of the Affordable Care Act, except it's too serious to be funny. Even so, it's noteworthy that the crashing of an ACA website seems to have become a tradition.

TMT builders get back to business

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2015
If 62 percent of participants in a statewide poll support moving ahead with construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, then why sit idle? That seems to be the attitude of the TMT International Observatory Board of Directors.

Freedom not just for protesters

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 11, 2015
Case in point: Just after protests of racism at the University of Missouri led to the resignations Monday of the school’s president and a chancellor, a photographer was confronted by protesters who tried to block his access.

Let’s see more of Mariota on Sundays

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2015
Wow, what a game! Just too bad we couldn’t watch it. Local boy-doing-good Marcus Mariota led his Tennessee Titans to a win on Sunday, doing so in thrilling fashion with a 5-yard scoring pass in OT.

Council keeps fireworks noise to a minimum

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 9, 2015
The attempt to allow more fireworks on Oahu has gone out with a whimper, not a bang.

Cheer on our embattled Warriors

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 7, 2015
It’s been a rough patch for University of Hawaii athletics, on and off the field. With Norm Chow now ousted as head football coach, interim Coach Chris Naeole has worked his athletes physically and mentally this past week, hoping to salvage the rest of the season.

NextEra wins over another doubter

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 6, 2015
Slowly, but surely, Next-Era Energy Inc. is wooing its detractors. The latest to be convinced is the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, which on Tuesday said it had changed course on Next-Era’s proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries.

Launching satellites harder than it looks

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 5, 2015
It’s disappointing that a Super Strypi rocket crashed off Kauai on Tuesday, taking the University of Hawaii’s HiakaSat satellite and 12 smaller satellites with it.

HCDA may decide on Kewalo today

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 4, 2015
Don’t blink or you might miss it — “it” being today’s scheduled decision-making on how Kewalo Basin is to be redeveloped in the near future.

Beware pot-laden Halloween candy

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 3, 2015
Parents, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to cull through the kids’ Halloween bounty to check that all goodies are safe to eat.

Finding the more-elusive essence of Hawaii

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 2, 2015
So, we have glassy, mirrored towers rising along the waterfront and an explosion of retail and food-and-beverage establishments in the offing on the threshold of Waikiki.

On the mainland, they're 'falling back'

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2015
It's time for that semi-annual, national ritual that Hawaii eschews: the turning back of clocks to mark the end of daylight saving time

Home finale for Wahine volleyball

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2015
No, the volleyball season is far from over for the University of Hawaii Wahine — but this weekend does mark the team’s final home matches.

No more daily Spam musubi

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2015
It seems every other health alert these days warns of a new cancer risk. Who would have thought bacon, hot dogs and — dare we say — Spam would be on that list? Wink, wink.

Political candidates reveal more than usual

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2015
Since when are election guides fascinating reading? Since Na‘i Aupuni published one including the candidates’ criminal-record disclosures.

Taking due care with medical marijuana cards

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 26, 2015
The state Department of Health is under heavy pressure to speed up the process that would allow medical marijuana patients to receive cannabis.

Stolen bell could ring in some bad karma

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 24, 2015
Thieves made off with a bronze Buddhist temple bell that had been sounded before morning services at the Papaaloa Hongwanji on Hawaii island for nearly a century. Is nothing sacred?

Commission gives HPD chief a pass

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 23, 2015
The Honolulu Police Commission will not consider disciplining Police Chief Louis Kealoha because, in the words of the commission’s chairman, “We have no evidence or information that the FBI is conducting an investigation.”

IBEW, for one, gets firm commitment from NextEra

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 22, 2015
And then there were 26 — intervenors, that is. The united front against NextEra Energy Inc.’s $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries took a hit when the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 changed course and announced its support of the merger.

Working deeper into jobless rate

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 21, 2015
There’s more than one way to look at unemployment, beyond Hawaii’s low 3.4 percent rate.

Hawaii’s no paradise for mainland homeless

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2015
The headline that Hawaii’s jobless rate has hit a 7-year low of 3.4 percent sounds like good news, reflecting an improving economy and fewer unemployed folks.

Cancer Center gets relief, but not certainty

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 19, 2015
In asking the state Legislature for $5 million for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center next fiscal year, UH regents on Thursday signaled support for the troubled facility.

It helps to follow proper procedures

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2015
It’s frustrating, but the door has not yet slammed shut on the state’s effort to recover millions spent on a major tech consulting contract that went sour.

Hurry up and wait for medical pot

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 16, 2015
Medical marijuana is coming to Hawaii — for real this time — and so are the regulations. The latest from the state Department of Health requires that cannabis plants carry specific types of identification tags.

Losing builds character, so stay positive

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2015
Talking on Tuesday to students of Maryknoll School, from which Lt. Matt Suyderhoud graduated in 2001, the 33-year-old Suyderhoud recalled playing for the school’s volleyball team and how one year it went the whole season without winning a single game.

Parents will have 5 times the fun

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 14, 2015
Parents all over Hawaii are sending their best wishes to Marcie and Ray Dela Cruz on their latest deliveries — which swelled their ranks from a threesome to a family of eight.

Beware the college-tuition-help scam

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 13, 2015
For many parents, the pressure is strong to get their child into college — and perhaps more so, to get any advice on how to afford ever-rising tuitions.

Residents near trailhead try talking it out first

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 12, 2015
The popular Maunawili Falls trail on Oahu’s Windward side has a trailhead in a quiet neighborhood, and the neighbors have been feeling the effects.

Stryker vehicles get ready to ship out

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2015
Good night, sweet Strykers. We hardly knew thee. And perhaps that’s a good thing. Many Hawaii residents were opposed to the 320 heavily armed, eight-wheeled, 19-ton military vehicles being deployed here in the first place, starting about 10 years ago.

Taking Hawaii’s Pro Bowl overseas

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 9, 2015
There are at least two ways to think about the National Football League possibly taking its annual all-star game, the Pro Bowl, on the road to foreign countries instead of Hawaii, where it’s been staged many times in the past and is scheduled for at least one more time, in 2016.

NBA should play games here more often

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 8, 2015
If the NBA’s first preseason games in Hawaii in eight years, held Sunday and Tuesday at Stan Sheriff Center, carried a message of any sort, it is that Universit of Hawaii officials should strive harder to have NBA preseason games played at the UH campus more often.

Women in office boost our ranking

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 7, 2015
Hawaii is rarely No. 1 in the nation for positive issues — it’s usually for the worst traffic or high housing prices.

Wilson Tunnel partially closed? It could be worse

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 6, 2015
Despite assurances from state transportation officials that the Likelike Highway town-bound tunnel remains safe despite structural deterioration, some people must be feeling uneasy and opting for either the H-3 or the Pali Highway routes.

You never know when madness will flare

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 5, 2015
It seems implausible that Umpqua Community College in rural Roseburg, Ore., would be the scene of a mass shooting that left at least nine victims dead.

It’s a crowded field vying to attend ‘aha

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
There’s apparently no shortage of people wanting a seat at the ‘aha table. That constitutional convention of Native Hawaiians contemplating self-governance has drawn 209 candidates for 40 delegate slots.

An ocean filled with new finds

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 2, 2015
Ain’t science grand? Earlier this week, news of liquid water on Mars had many gazing upward into space with renewed awe, imagining the possibility of other life forms. Now comes new discoveries that remind us about the wondrous Earth in which we live, including the many life forms in our deep-sea midst.

Everyone’s mad about Mars — and Matt

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 1, 2015
Shades of Ray Bradbury! The discovery of liquid water on Mars has set our human world abuzz, for it raises ever higher the possibility of life forms on our planetary neighbor as well as potential for Earthling astronaut visits there — even habitation — in the future.

North Shore site gets long reprieve

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 30, 2015
Well, if it involves natural, rugged shoreline on Oahu’s North Shore, that’ll be $45 million, please.

Another inexplicable reprieve for Honey Bee

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 29, 2015
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources seems to be inexplicably sweet on Honey Bee USA, which again escaped having its lease terminated despite owing the state $425,890 in rent and other charges.

Pope Francis roams U.S. spreading aloha

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 28, 2015
Pope Francis may have been 5,000 miles away on the East Coast, preaching to the powers-that-be in Washington and New York, but his message of peace and caring resonated everywhere, including here in Hawaii.

Stay aware of your surroundings

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2015
The recent gunpoint robbery of a soccer mom waiting in her car while her daughter practiced at Kapiolani Park in broad daylight was a shocking crime, even in this day and age.

Kaiser takes on big task on Maui

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 25, 2015
Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui was startled — as many may have been — to hear that Kaiser Permanente has been tapped to run the Maui public hospital system. It’s the first chapter in the state’s push to privatize the financially challenged state-run hospitals and clinics on the neighbor islands.

Time to pull the plug on Honey Bee USA

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2015
It was the late, great Yogi Berra who said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” That might well be a truism in baseball — but for one troubled Honolulu developer, it deserves to be over now.

Airlines have it in the bag with fees

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2015
Whatever happened to the days when you could check two bags as an airline passenger and pay a fee only if a piece of luggage weighed more than 50 pounds?

A flood of money under the health care bridge

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 22, 2015
The whole post-Connector era has dawned. It’s time to cross fingers and hope the worst is in the rear-view mirror.

It’s not much of a compromise but we’ll take it

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 21, 2015
It was encouraging to learn that the “protectors” on Mauna Kea reached an agreement with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to remove a large tent and end their 24-hour vigil near the summit.

Got milk? Yes, but none from Kauai yet

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 19, 2015
In Hawaii, nothing is ever easy, it seems. On first blush, food security and sustainability would seem to be universally embraced goals.

Symphony ruling hits a sour note

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 18, 2015
That gleam in your eye? You can thank the developer of Symphony Honolulu, which will be allowed to keep the super-shiny glass covering the luxury condominium tower rising at the corner of Kapiolani and Ward.

Perhaps profits went to Hee’s massage therapist

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 17, 2015
It’s hard to fathom Albert Hee’s claim that his company, Sandwich Isles Communications Inc., has never turned a profit.

Have your say on Kakaako Makai

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 16, 2015
Even as construction in Kakaako proceeds at a brisk pace, envisioning for the district continues.

A great weekend, at least in sports

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2015
It sure was a roller coast ride over the weekend in the world of Hawaii sports. Saturday morning, we were greeted with the headline “UPSET! No. 16 Wahine down No. 2 Florida in 5 sets.”

Why give a ticket when a warning will do?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2015
Police cited about 10 cyclists in the heart of downtown Honolulu Wednesday as they rode along a stretch of sidewalk that fronts the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building.

An unfortunate unintended consequence

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2015
The job of safeguarding children at risk often falls to government — in Hawaii’s case, the Department of Human Services — where usually the concern is that enough precaution is taken.

UH Warriors take on the best

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 11, 2015
Gulp. And "Go, Bows." There's so much inequity between the University of Hawaii and the Ohio State football programs that, as Star-Advertiser columnist Ferd Lewis noted, they might as well be on different planets.

In this heat, kids in school need their water

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 10, 2015
When kindergartners ask for water, they should be allowed to drink from their water bottles — especially with the recent high temperatures. So it’s upsetting to hear allegations that a teacher at Mokapu Elementary School in Kailua has repeatedly denied 5-year-old students’ requests to drink water.

HPV vaccine worth considering

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 9, 2015
This doesn’t make it any less vexing for Hawaii health professionals advocating for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, but this state is not alone in its slow adoption of the cancer-prevention treatment.

Lawmakers will have more money to fritter away

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 8, 2015
State economists are projecting lawmakers will have $150 million more in the general fund to run government services.

Enjoy the day off, and watch out for robots

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 7, 2015
Labor Day gives the employed honor for their work, in the form of a day when they don’t have to.

UH looking for a few good regents

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 5, 2015
University of Hawaii regents take a lot of flak — not the least of which comes from the opinion section of this newspaper.

New homes make nice accessories

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Oahu’s new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinance, which the mayor is poised to sign, seems to be an important element in any realistic strategy for increasing affordable rentals in this city.

Forget the bureaucracy; cool the classrooms

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 3, 2015
Thank you, Corey Rosenlee, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, for suggesting the state Department of Education throw out its $1.7 billion plan to cool public schools across the state and instead use a hybrid, more nimble approach.

Campaign fine is a fine milestone

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 2, 2015
For anyone concerned about transparency in political campaigns — and really, that should be all of us — a strong message was sent to both the public and politicians.

Share a car, get a parking spot

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 1, 2015
Car sharing services — enabled by a new ordinance Mayor Kirk Caldwell just signed — should help Honolulu transition into a brave new world of unconventional commuting.

Preclearance will add to joy of arriving here

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2015
Gov. David Ige has publicly added his clout to the good idea of preclearance for Tokyo's Narita International Airport, which would ease travel for tourists coming to Hawaii from there.

Oh, now you hire an accounting expert

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2015
A certified public accountant with 29 years of experience is poised to be the newest board member of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and thank goodness for that.

Get on board with ‘Shop & Dine’

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
The “Shop & Dine on the Line” program that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation launched Wednesday to help businesses hurt by rail construction is long overdue.

Keep up the pressure to keep beaches clear

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
It’s good to see the state taking a vigilant stand against East Oahu homeowners whose vegetation is spreading beyond private property lines and into public access of the public shoreline.

FCC finally looks into Hee’s firm

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
It’s better late than never. The Federal Communications Commission has launched an investigation into the finances of Sandwich Isles Communications and its parent company, Waimana Enterprises, following the tax fraud conviction of its founder, Albert Hee.

Hawaii island hospitals seek good health

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2015
It was bound to happen sooner or later, but we’re glad to see it sooner. Preliminary talks have begun on private acquisition of the three ailing public hospitals on Hawaii island: Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua.

This buyout idea is getting pretty serious

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2015
NextEra CEO Jim Robo and Hawaiian Electric Industries CEO Connie Lau will have to appear before the Public Utilities Commission and testify under oath about the $4.3 billion sale of HEI, if the state consumer advocate has his way.

Sen. Slom holds national distinction

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 22, 2015
Among those who this week publicly celebrated Hawaii’s 56th year of statehood was the Hawaii Senate Minority — and it was unanimous.

Another quiet Statehood Day

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2015
Call it Hawaii’s silent holiday. Friday is Statehood Day, also known as Admission Day, when Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.

The ultimate in not-affordable housing

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2015
What does $41.8 million buy you these days? In Wailea, Maui, it’s a luxury home and secondary dwelling on a 4-acre lot with elevated views over Palauea Beach. • Outrigger canoes compete with thrill-craft

Theft of sensors puts public at risk

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2015
Thieves of the stream-monitoring equipment at Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools have essentially forced the closure of the famous pools at Oheo.

A healthy diet can keep dialysis away

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 18, 2015
It’s alarming indeed that Hawaii is seeing a boom in dialysis centers due to more chronic kidney disease — with no change in trend in sight. Unless, of course, folks start heeding the very simple yet very effective message to adopt a healthier, less sugary diet and a more active lifestyle.

The inflationary pause that refreshes

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2015
On paper, inflation in Honolulu during the first half of this year was barely discernible, and at this pace, stands to end 2015 at its lowest level since 2009. Good news indeed.

Kudos for repurposing portable classes

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2015
It’s certainly good to see the worthy concepts of reuse and recycle applied wherever they make sense, as they do in this case.

Student-athletes catch a break

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 14, 2015
The NCAA now allows schools to provide stipends to athletes, to cover costs that go beyond a scholarship. • Waipio on its way to Pennsylvania? The Little League baseball team from Waipio is once again in the hunt.

The bell rings for us, and the ideal of peace

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2015
Honolulu’s 22nd annual Nagasaki Peace Bell ringing ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, a free public event at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Civic Center at Beretania and Lauhala streets. • Tennessee Titans suddenly 1 of our favorite teams

The fine art of documentation

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 12, 2015
The Honolulu Museum of Art filed a lawsuit to recoup $890,000 in payments made to a San Francisco art collector for five pieces of Southeast Asian art that have no written warranty of authenticity and indemnification.

Cancer Center hopes good guidance can be bought

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2015
Yet again, taxpayer funds will be paid to a consultant to come up with a sound business plan for a state-funded program.

Many folks were watching, but will they again?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2015
Agree or disagree with them, Thursday’s presidential debate among the top Republican hopefuls was highly entertaining.

Let’s hope Laniakea wait is worth it

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 8, 2015
The roadside concrete barriers nearing Laniakea Beach will remain, it seems, while the combatants in this particular legal battle try to come to terms.

We lucked out, but stay prepared

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 7, 2015
It’s not time yet to breathe a big sigh of relief about the weather — but perhaps we’re allowed a small sigh with Guillermo downsized from a hurricane earlier this week. • ‘Nice to haves’ don’t come free

Productive communication goes both ways

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 6, 2015
Should the world’s top astronomers meet with opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope? The Mauna Kea “protectors” want to share their views with the scientists. • Ensure public access to proposed fishing zone

Solar projects get a conditional yes

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 5, 2015
The developers — EE Waianae Solar, Kawailoa Solar, Lanikuhana Solar and Waiawa PV — wanted a prompt decision so they could make a 2016 deadline to qualify for federal tax credits, a program that is due to lapse.

Environmental disaster or a sugar high?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 4, 2015
Times certainly have changed since even just 30 years ago.

Seizures for rail should not come as a surprise

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 3, 2015
It was to be expected, as the rail construction choo-choos toward town. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has drastically expanded the list of properties for which it wants the option to pursue condemnation and acquisition.

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