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For Saturday, December 20, 2014
President Barack Obama treated the press conferences held just before leaving for his Hawaii vacation as the last chance to leave a good impression for the year. But even given the Democrats' electoral drubbing, the 2014 edition had a rosier tinge than the year before.
For Friday, December 19, 2014
Hackers who the White House linked to North Korea have intimidated Sony Pictures into scrapping "The Interview," a comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
For Thursday, December 18, 2014
The macadamia nut industry has to be happy that it had such a cranky advocate in Cho Hyun-ah. That, of course, is the Korean Air Lines executive.
Marcus Mariota charmed with the best of 'em, holding his own on Monday night's "Late Show with David Letterman," counting down the Top 10 list. • Rock climbers assume a certain level of risk simply by participating in the activity, and most of them know what they are getting into.
For Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Once again, the Honolulu Marathon proved its credentials as an international event, especially in the elite class of runners. • Ensuring that the ocean is not overharvested with impunity is the right instinct. That's what the state BLNR is trying to do.
For Monday, December 15, 2014
An infusion of federal funds rightly brings preschool to Hawaii charter schools, which deserve the same sort of options available to regular public schools. • The agreement by the Honolulu City Council on Wednesday to pay $250,000 to an alleged victim of police abuse is lamentable.
For Saturday, December 13, 2014
See the robotics masters duke it out • Don't know if it means anything, but …
For Friday, December 12, 2014
Fingers crossed for Mariota • CGI Group needs to clean up mess
The estranged son of a Hawaii fisherman rescued after 12 days at sea looks forward to seeing his father for the first time since the 1990s. • Teachers could simply turn to Google and type in "lesson plan" and "volcanoes" and get ideas and materials for their classroom. However, there's no topping the real thing.
For Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The health questions. The emotions. The misinformation. If there's one contentious issue in our midst that urgently needs mediation, it's genetically modified organism (GMO) crops and products. • Add this to the evidence that human beings are among the most adaptable creatures on the planet: Some Big Island folks are learning to like coqui frogs.
For Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Never mind asking whether the Filipino community here is raising relief funds after the latest natural disaster. The last fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan never ended.
For Monday, December 8, 2014
Budget Department's loss is UH's gain • Let's make best of latest social engineering plan
For Saturday, December 6, 2014
Charter schools survive by choice • Rail columns have an artistic side
For Friday, December 5, 2014
It's horrifying enough that a young Hawaiian monk seal was bludgeoned to death on Kauai, but even worse knowing how much time and effort has gone toward protecting this critically endangered species.
For Thursday, December 4, 2014
Hawaii-born QBs square off for football glory • Free speech now more free on UH campuses
For Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Helm helped out in a beautiful way • Represent your neighborhood
For Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Seniors could bear brunt of hospital system woes • More accidents as more bicycles hit the road
For Monday, December 1, 2014
Watch Gov.-elect David Ige's inauguration • GMO opponents need to try a different tack
For Saturday, November 29, 2014
Pause in lava flow a wonderful gift • Skate park finally becomes reality • The twists and turns! The dips and soars!
For Friday, November 28, 2014
Today significant in Hawaii history • Construction pain won't last forever
For Thursday, November 27, 2014
Many folks willingly — eagerly — head out for some power shopping on Thanksgiving Day and the pre-Black Friday bargains.
For Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Warn folks about hidden dangers • Blank votes also affect elections
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Preparing for future athletic success • Paradise Park, a phoenix rising
For Monday, November 24, 2014
Car-sharing companies have to share tax load • Children are priceless, but not always cost-free
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
The state Campaign Spending Commission upheld the public interest by voting 3-1 to refer complaints against the Pacific Resource Partnership Political Action Committee for possible criminal prosecution.
For Friday, November 21, 2014
More employed better for us all • Building waste put to good use
For Thursday, November 20, 2014
Handi-Van still needs the human touch • Today's a good day to quit smoking
For Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Obamacare comes to state's rescue • Ige administration looking for help
For Tuesday, November 18, 2014
At last, some good news from UH sports • Sun still shining on photovoltaic projects
For Monday, November 17, 2014
State shouldn't appeal transparency ruling • Spiny sea urchins now seem downright lovable
For Saturday, November 15, 2014
"Live, work, play." By now, we've all become familiar with this simple but effective catchphrase in tandem with Kakaako's ongoing redevelopment. On Tuesday, a public forum, "The Pedestrian Experience in Kakaako," will discuss a vision for the area from the pedestrians' perspective.
For Friday, November 14, 2014
Can ag chairmen agree on GMOs? An anniversary passes quietly
For Thursday, November 13, 2014
Weapons of war shouldn't control themselves • Baby, it's really cold outside — or so we're told
For Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Medal for Mink is well-deserved • Millionaires now have place to live
For Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lava flow offers a chance to innovate • Kapiolani Park helps our mental health
For Monday, November 10, 2014
Meta-analysis reveals upside of GMOs • The online science journal PLOS One has published a peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 147 studies about the impacts of genetically modified crops.
For Saturday, November 8, 2014
‘Hawaii Five-0' hits the big One-0-0 • Souki throws local GOP under the bus?
For Friday, November 7, 2014
How much will it cost next year? • Ala Moana Center sure has changed
For Thursday, November 6, 2014
Undersea cables can do double duty • A dispiriting turnout on every island
For Wednesday, November 5, 2014
On your mark, get set … rest • UHPA pay raise not a done deal
For Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaii lands in the Top 10 for providing after-school programs for students, according to a national study by the Afterschool Alliance.
For Monday, November 3, 2014
Measles outbreak in Hawaii worrisome • Lure tourists with Hawaii's history
For Saturday, November 1, 2014
Hawaii folks generally like that visitors find the islands spectacular. We count on it, in fact. But when that spectacle is fraught with as much danger as a lava flow, close encounters are an undeniably bad addition to the itinerary.
For Friday, October 31, 2014
Ghosts, goblins and Minnie Mouse • An investigation without video
For Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hawaii's high quality of life — we're No. 1 nationally! — comes at high expense to businesses and living costs.
For Wednesday, October 29, 2014
All's fair in lots and parking • We like coconuts but keep 'em cut
For Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Pahoa residents well-served by civil defense • Bethany Hamilton is one amazing racer
For Saturday, October 25, 2014
The return of stolen military medals to the family of the late Sgt. Drew Scobie is a bittersweet ending to an episode that had been all bitter.
For Friday, October 24, 2014
Drop in molasses bucket for Matson • HPD moves slowly in right direction
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Shidler's altruism an inspiration • A rose by any other name …
For Saturday, October 18, 2014
It's delightful seeing "3" as the first digit on those gas-station price signs, isn't it? As the Star-Advertiser reported a few days ago, the statewide average cost for a gallon of gas has dropped below $4 for the first time since March.
For Friday, October 17, 2014
Kaiser wants to see your photos • Hawaii doing well as fashion hub
For Thursday, October 16, 2014
Dispose of fireworks ASAP • E-cigarette ban makes sense
For Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Here we go again; better get ready • Kalaeloa Airport looking for a sign
For Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hawaii County's Ironman mayor gets it done • Hawaii's got connections in the NLCS
For Monday, October 13, 2014
HART chief gets a raise, and probably deserves it • Beleaguered resort finally getting the ax
For Saturday, October 11, 2014
Longs Drugs finally notices Waikiki • Not all stakeholders had their say
For Friday, October 10, 2014
Rules useless unless enforced • Candidates put on their thinking caps
For Thursday, October 9, 2014
HPR ensnared in endangered snail romance • Sit-lie expansion plans need some work
For Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Public hospitals a campaign issue • HTA reminds us we're in Hawaii
For Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Does every teacher need an education degree? • Reconnecting the Health Connector
For Monday, October 6, 2014
Good attitude and work ethic will take you far • Doctor-training program worth keeping
For Saturday, October 4, 2014
Voter registration deadline looms • DLNR needs to fill the gap at beach
For Friday, October 3, 2014
College still worth the time and cost • UH-West Oahu problem not cool
For Thursday, October 2, 2014
Investigate alleged police misconduct independently • Enemy of fruit fly could be a Trojan horse
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Don't mess with eatery placards • Stars to be out for groundbreaking
For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
It's a $50,000 message that all public officials need to hear and heed. The Honolulu Ethics Commission has imposed its largest-ever civil fine: on former City Councilman Romy Cachola for multiple alleged violations of city ethics laws.
For Monday, September 29, 2014
No tuition increase: Yay! Tap general fund: Boo! • Storms and lava aside, Hawaii island doing well
For Saturday, September 27, 2014
Out of disaster, an idea for housing? • New life for Ilikai is return to past
For Friday, September 26, 2014
Warn your keiki about strangers
For Thursday, September 25, 2014
The gubernatorial candidates square off • A new effort to find homes for families
For Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Island Air not up a creek just yet • Monk seals' best friends are human
For Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Voters should act before Madame Pele does • 2 First Amendment victories in as many days
For Monday, September 22, 2014
Apparently critics of the new law were wrong • The price of free speech is $12,401
For Saturday, September 20, 2014
Does HELCO have a magic shield? • Navigators seen as pretty cool
For Friday, September 19, 2014
Chief should meet with lawmakers • UH faculty gives 2 thumbs down
For Thursday, September 18, 2014
The power of special-education advocates is clear in how the state Board of Education redistributed $25 million worth of budget cuts affecting Hawaii's public schools.
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
At least weather here is lovely • HECO sleep-aid actually important
For Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Margaret Waldron's claim to fame revived • The going gets greener at Turtle Bay
For Monday, September 15, 2014
We're outraged by latest case of road rage • Separation can make heart grow fonder?
For Saturday, September 13, 2014
Nobody repaves roads like Pele • Pot advocate rejoins the community
For Friday, September 12, 2014
HART's new job: controlling costs • A new use for an old building
For Thursday, September 11, 2014
OHA wise to invest in college education • Global security requires global resolve
For Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Still waiting for dispensaries • It's a watch, but so much more
For Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Hawaii's economy is improving — or not • Do alcohol breath tests require a warrant?
For Monday, September 8, 2014
Our dream is for DMV to not be a nightmare • Best place to smoke is not in my house
For Saturday, September 6, 2014
Public policy guided by the gods? Go Rainbow Warriors, Rainbow Wahine!
For Friday, September 5, 2014
Military cleanup better late than ... • Hawaii County gets some relief
For Thursday, September 4, 2014
Longs becoming part of your smoke-free day • Don't be discouraged — get your Warriors tickets
For Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The upside is Abercrombie did the right thing • Pay attention to those first 3 years of life
For Tuesday, September 2, 2014
State can ignore reality for only so long •
For Monday, September 1, 2014
Workers of America — unite! • No laborer is free while others are oppressed?
For Saturday, August 30, 2014
Every misfortune isn't a 'disaster' • Expect more tourists from Asia
For Friday, August 29, 2014
Hawaii doesn't 'resemble' U.S.? • Go Warriors, and fans go early!
For Thursday, August 28, 2014
Would an objective report cost more? • Hawaii car accidents not comparable to all states
For Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Digital age puts social skills at risk • Let the kids sleep a little bit longer
For Tuesday, August 26, 2014
All the gubernatorial candidates on Olelo — so far • The highs and lows of UH-Manoa rankings
For Monday, August 25, 2014
Pay now, or pay later. That seems to be the lesson from all the medical research revealing what food is bad for you.
For Saturday, August 23, 2014
Some Hawaiians support DOI efforts • Acquitted after trying to escape
For Friday, August 22, 2014
Success is for the birds, in good way • Prudent steps on schools budget

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