Monday, August 31, 2015         

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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.

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Hurricane Guillermo is headed for Hawaii, so you know the drill. Gather up your survival supplies — canned food, bottled water, first-aid kits, batteries and so on — and keep a weather eye out.

Rail project gets a ‘big picture’ guy

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2015
That rasping you hear is the sound of heads being scratched over the hiring of Michael Burns, the new consultant tapped to evaluate the city’s $6 billion rail project.

Hawaii sugar industry provides case study for TPP negotiators

By Jack Roney Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2015
Diplomats from around the world have descended on Hawaii this week to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, setting foot on the world’s most fertile sugar cane soil.

Victorino’s dark cloud has a silver lining

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2015
It was kind of sad to see how sad Maui native and major-league baseball star Shane Victorino was when commenting publicly just after his trade on Monday from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Angels.

Back to school, try to stay cool

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2015
Opening day has arrived for a new school year — and in the midst of ultra-hot weather, too. With the lucky few schools experiencing the exceptions, discomfort in the stuffy classrooms will be the rule.

Sometimes it’s just not easy to live in West Oahu

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2015
It was the triple threat for any community. Water line broken. Sewer line damaged. And, possibly worst of all, a section of the main arterial road serving the coast shut down.

Handover of registry didn’t inspire confidence

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
It is disappointing that the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission handed over such an unorganized registry of more than 100,000 people who could form the voting base for a Native Hawaiian government.

HECO’s ‘firm power’ not always so firm

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2015
This is supposed to be an old-school operation, right? The coal-fired generating plant that Hawaiian Electric Co. depends on is a conventional facility that should supply power reliably.

Criticism aside, they’re masterful

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 24, 2015
Perhaps Gary Arseneau has never lived in a far-flung place like Hawaii. The Florida artist has complained that the Honolulu Museum of Art’s exhibit of the sculptures of the French master Auguste Rodin comprised a set of “forgeries.”

Data on medical marijuana not too much to ask

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 23, 2015
No doubt, the state government has always excelled at making things more complicated than they need to be. That’s been the complaint from some doctors who are steeling themselves for an onslaught of requests for medical marijuana prescriptions.

Don’t muzzle ethics officials

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Honolulu Ethics Commission should revoke its misguided new media policy and leave it at that. The policy, only a month old, muzzles the commission’s executive director and effectively prevents him from explaining the commission’s advisory opinions.

Locally owned supermarket returns to Ala Moana

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 21, 2015
Foodland Super Market Ltd. was an original tenant of Ala Moana Center and its departure last December from Hawaii’s largest shopping mall was much lamented.

AARP wants us to care more about caregivers

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 20, 2015
AARP Hawaii is pointing to an estimate showing the work of family caregivers to be worth $2.1 billion in 2013.

Hee’s company has wrong vision?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 18, 2015
Those willing to dismiss the story about Albert Hee’s conviction on tax fraud charges as a merely interesting page from the annals of corruption, remember: This is your money, too.

Solar plane can brighten learning

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2015
After a historic flight from Japan to Hawaii, the Solar Impulse 2’s crew is recharging its batteries, figuratively, while the solar plane does the same, literally.

It will always be the Gold Bond Building

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 16, 2015
There's no denying that refurbishment of the 677 Ala Moana building vastly improves its appearance. We'll have to see how the $14 million renovation investment made by its owner, Redico, pays off. So far, that part looks good, too, with an uptick in tenant occupancy.

Transgender rights recognized

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2015
The tide seems to have turned in favor of those advocating for transgender rights, as well as for equality regardless of sexual orientation, and this has been a banner week. Nationally the military is moving on a study about lifting the ban on transgender members of the service.

Hawaii resists Big Tobacco in favor of health

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 14, 2015
So often Hawaii is seen as bringing up the rear in asserting a policy shift, but this time it’s the Californians who are lagging.

Kudos to EMS for successful pilot project

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2015
Let's all agree that efficiency in government is a good thing. Thus, we heartily applaud the city Emergency Services Department for its successful pilot project: converting to 12-hour work shifts that yielded a $700,000 drop in overtime costs last fiscal year.

Mauna Kea 'incidents' don't look good

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 11, 2015
A variety of incidents documented by rangers atop Mauna Kea belie protesters' claims of respectful and peaceful opposition to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Horner turns in education gavel

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2015
The goal of Hawaii’s educational policymakers should be to improve the public schools so much that they become the first choice of middle-class parents who so often now scrape by to pay their children’s tuition at private schools.

Ron Bright, a magnet for arts education

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 9, 2015
There are countless teachers whose students remember them as personal heroes, but few left the imprint of Ron Bright’s years in education.

Takes lot of green to live green

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 8, 2015
Let's face it: Most of us will never have the resources it takes to buy a solar-power storage battery at today's prices and go "off the grid," as entrepreneur Henk Rogers does.

Kaiser expands to Kauai, with a tether to Oahu

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 7, 2015
It's a consequence of the population increase on Kauai that Kaiser Permanente is, at long last, opening its first clinic on the Garden Island, come January.

Solar aircraft inspires, like Hawaii's voyagers

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
It was fitting that Nainoa Thompson welcomed a pioneering Swiss pilot to Hawaii on Friday, climbing up to the cockpit to greet Andre Borschberg, who in flying the Solar Impulse 2 from Japan had completed the longest and most dangerous leg of the solar-powered global journey.

Arrive early to see Kailua's fireworks

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 4, 2015
Everyone loves their nearest Fourth of July fireworks show, but Kailuans have always been particularly proud of their beachside exhibition.

Foregoing surfing might be worth it

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
For keiki o ka aina, sea and sand are a big part of life in Hawaii. Just ask Barack Obama and Marcus Mariota. • It’s a given in the airline industry that leisure travelers are especially sensitive to fluctuations in ticket prices.

Justice for goat farmers remains elusive

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
In this case, the wheels of justice turned so slowly that they simply ground to a halt. And that’s unfortunate for the owners of the Kahuku Goats farm. • It’s only been a day since the plastic bag ban has been in effect on Oahu, the last island to adopt that environmental policy, though in a somewhat softened form.

Good program loses good coach

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 1, 2015
The Positive Coaching Alliance is no namby-pamby organization where every player gets a trophy and the scoreboard doesn't count at all.

Police shield can't cover up bad-cop behavior

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2015
Once again, the power of video has given the public a rare, needed glimpse into misconduct by police.

Marine life gets in on the fun of being tracked

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Marine biologists, using lightweight, miniaturized electronic tags and satellite telemetry, can track the movements of a single fish, from birth to maturity, over vast expanses of ocean.

So the rocks were just 'found' there, eh?

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2015
It is not in Gov. David Ige's low-key nature to make bold pronouncements, but in the Thirty Meter Telescope standoff, the state needs the firm tone he finally took on Friday.

Lions set to prowl streets of Waikiki

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2015
The largest convention in Hawaii this year starts today and it should be a roaring good time for the 20,000 or so people from around the world. • There are a lot of reasons to cut Hawaii slack whenever the critique of its inhospitable business climate becomes a news item.

Hawaii students take it to the next level

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 25, 2015
Best of luck to the Hawaii students competing in Canada this week in a contest that will test their marine-based science and engineering skills.

Go easy on how to boost EV sales

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2015
Just because the sale of electric vehicles is falling below targets, it seems state energy officials are doing just that. They're considering rebates as part of an incentive plan to lure new EV buyers.

A good decision for public health and our youth

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2015
It's refreshing to see Hawaii lead the way on an important public-health initiative that more cities and states are likely to adopt in the coming years.

Sea cucumbers seem to need a friend right now

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2015
Reports of mass harvesting of sea cucumbers off Oahu and Maui triggered alarm bells among conservationists and state officials, and for good reason.

Church massacre was racist terrorism

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2015
The massacre of nine black people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., was more than a hate crime; it was a case of domestic terrorism.

City offices head on down the road

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2015
First came Honolulu Hale — the original City Hall — then Kapolei Hale, the city’s government hub in the Second City out west. • Ride-sharing, van pools, telecommuting and staggered work hours to mitigate traffic are not new ideas.

Current compromise plan is best for Natatorium

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2015
The longer a well-founded, long-standing and controversial plan to raze most of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium is delayed, the more the project will cost. • Monday's Kapahulu gas-line break that kept flames shooting 20 feet into the air for hours was a mesmerizing yet terrifying scene.

Kudos to Hirono for honoring Talia

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2015
It's encouraging to see U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono pick up the cause of "Talia's Law" before Congress, named after 5-year-old Talia Williams, who was killed July 2005 after months of horrendous torture by her father and stepmother while he was stationed at Schofield Barracks.

Cracking down on ill-defined B&Bs

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2015
Good luck to Kauai County as it takes firm strides against a problem that has certainly confounded the City and County of Honolulu: bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs) and transient vacation rentals.

Monsanto attempts to modify its reputation

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 15, 2015
Justified or not, the giant GMO-growing seed and herbicide company Monsanto has so far been unable to prevent its name from becoming synonymous with corporate greed and environmental recklessness.

Water board uneasy about fuel tanks

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2015
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply is justifiably assertive in its message to customers that the Navy's aging, underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill poses a serious threat to Oahu's supply of safe drinking water.

Kudos for keeping Kondo on the job

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 12, 2015
There’s cautious optimism about the state Ethics Commission’s decision to keep its executive director, Les Kondo. • Multiracial adults in the United State tend to consider their mixed ethnicity an advantage in life, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

You may need a new carry-on bag

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 11, 2015
It was inevitable: The airline industry now has turned its baleful gaze to your carry-on luggage. • For state workers enjoying Kamehameha Day off today, do take the time to reflect on the monarch who united the islands under one kingdom.

Hole had a whole different origin

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2015
It's a great relief that it wasn't a bullet hole, after all, that damaged the door of the Subaru Observatory on Mauna Kea, as was feared over the weekend.

Maui takes solid step toward ocean safety

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 9, 2015
Kudos to government officials on Maui who recently put together an ocean-safety brochure for visitors to the island.

Court puts barrier before state's Laniakea plan

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 8, 2015
A state judge on Thursday ordered the state to remove concrete barriers that prevented vehicles from parking on the mauka side of Kamehameha Highway

Keeping up with the healthy Joneses

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 6, 2015
Once upon a time you had to go to small, hard-to-find "health food" stores to buy things like yogurt, bean sprouts, non-dairy milks and vegetarian hot dogs.

Hawaii ranked No. 1 for "most unaffordable to rent"

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 5, 2015
Hawaii has earned the pinnacle position on many lists through the years, but nobody longs to be No. 1 on the “most unaffordable to rent” roster, and yet here we are. • It was nice to see Cameron Crowe respond constructively Tuesday to one of the criticisms he had received about his new movie, “Aloha.”

Homeless sit out feuding at Honolulu Hale

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 4, 2015
The City Council on Wednesday overrode Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of a further-expanded sit-lie ban on public sidewalks. • You can use words to broadcast your jubilation to the world, or you can show it. The graduates of Kahuku High School decided to make a show.

Non-English tests get 5-year lease

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 3, 2015
It's a relief to hear that the state and an immigrant advocacy group have reached a settlement to make driver's licensing exams available in non-English versions for at least the next five years.

Solar Impulse 2 shows what's possible

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 2, 2015
Does anyone doubt that it's possible to build an airplane, powered only by the sun, that can circumnavigate the globe?

HCDA decision reflects long-run view

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 1, 2015
Some might wonder why the Hawaii Community Development Authority nixed Howard Hughes Corp.’s proposal to build 375 rental apartments in its planned 424-unit tower in Kakaako called 988 Halekauwila.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 30, 2015
Head’s up, everybody. Specifically, today at 7:47 p.m. and on Monday 10 minutes earlier at 7:37 p.m.

Off the News: Marriage equality; Patsy Mink

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The Hawaii Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's Marriage Equality Act. • The creation of a special fund for the upkeep of one well-used Oahu park has predictably inspired a City Council bill that would do the same for another.

Off the News: Hurricane season

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
Be prepared. That's the motto of the Boy Scouts, as it should be for all of us. Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and through its duration, ending Nov. 30, it's a good call to make sure our homes are secure and our larders properly stocked.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 27, 2015
No good deed goes unpunished? • Is there an app for avoiding tickets?

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 26, 2015
Tax department keeps taxpayers waiting • Lost baggage more than inconvenient

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Keeping lid on tuition increases a wise move • Protect our ocean: Check those pipes for leaks

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2015
Given how much we in Hawaii love our raw fish, it's concerning to hear that at least 53 people across nine states have come down with salmonella poisoning likely linked to raw tuna.

Off the News: Campaign finance laws; Waimanalo Bay

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Any time strides are made or upheld to allow the public to "follow the money" on political campaign donations, they should be hailed. • The general mainland ignorance of Waimanalo Bay and its splendors have made for a blissful beach experience for those who know the secret.

Off the News: Sex-trafficking; Airbag recall

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 21, 2015
Gov. David Ige should sign into law the sex-trafficking bill unanimously approved by the Legislature. • The Japanese auto supplier Takata is not having a good week. The next several years likely won't be so hot, either.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2015
Doi had success in and out of politics • Looking better at Convention Center

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2015
A tough year for the HART board, too • Tragic Osprey accident hits close to home

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 17, 2015
The people who use Central Oahu Regional Park — and there are many — are elated by the enactment of a bill that creates a dedicated fund for user fees charged at the park.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2015
Kudos to Neighborhood Board voters • Helping others sometimes problematic

Not getting Obama library actually has some benefits

By Richard Borreca
Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago the "city of big shoulders" back in 1916, and today, it is still the city of big clout. Barack Obama may have spent his early years here, but he learned his political moves in Chicago, so it makes perfect sense that Chicago anchors the historic Obama presidential legacy and library.

Off the News: Not being No. 1; ZipMobile

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 15, 2015
It took a catastrophe elsewhere to dislodge Hawaii as having the highest-priced gasoline in the nation. • Things happen in threes, they often say. Let it not be so with the ZipMobile.

Off the News: Ethics committee; Hawaii talent

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 14, 2015
The Hawaii County Board of Ethics deferred a complaint about Mayor Bill Kenoi's spending that even Kenoi's own lawyer characterized as misuse. • While much of the NFL Draft spotlight rightly went to Mariota, let's give a shout-out to Joey Iosefa, who's also seeing his pro dream coming true.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 13, 2015
Donating blood still a good choice • Police deserve our appreciation

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 12, 2015
We just have to wonder what's being said — muttered, possibly — in the board rooms of Hawaii Pacific Health these days.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 11, 2015
Far be it for us to knock the state for trying to catch tax cheats — but the growing discontent among residents awaiting their tax refunds is palpable. Stories abound about folks who filed in February still waiting for their refunds today, nearly mid-May.

Off the News

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 9, 2015
Near-death experience can change you • One more time for dancing bears

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