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Kokua Line

Take care with digital tools to protect students’ privacy

Question: Auwe! Don’t schools know not to post students’ personal information on Facebook? Just because it’s convenient to sign up that way doesn’t mean it’s safe! Read More
Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Lee Cataluna

Judge’s ruling put Saito in hospital instead of prison

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 9:08 am
Now that escaped killer Randall Saito has been captured, we will endure a predictable round of hand-wringing and opinion-giving. Read More

By Request

Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
At Thanksgiving a slow cooker can be your best friend. When the turkey’s in the oven and the stovetop is busy boiling potatoes, a slow cooker can be calmly and quietly producing a side dish. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

In the Lineup

Surfer, homeless populations shift when parks close down

Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 11:21 am
When evicted from one park, many houseless people shift to the next. Surfers do the same. Read More

Incidental Lives

UH archivist embraces digital age

Raised in Virginia and weaned culturally and intellectually at the intersection of DIY punk ethos, anti-capitalist activism and comic nerddom, Koa Luke seems an unobvious person to help birth a new age of Hawaiian scholarship. Read More
Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Ferd's Words

Mariota throws four interceptions in a game

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm
They met at the pregame coin toss, exchanged a meaningful hug and even stuck around for some conversation, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, two quarterbacks passing in the prime time night. Read More

Further Review

Al Minn wanted all he touched to reach potential

Al Minn was an athlete, soldier, teacher, coach, administrator, community volunteer and patriarch of a family with more than 40 descendents. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Appetito’s menu limited, but still exhilarates

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Most restaurateurs take a cautious approach to opening. No one wants to face hungry masses before they’re ready. Not so Appetito. Read More

She Speaks

Eager parents compete for kids’ event reservations

Living on an island, the parenting game is different. There are fewer events and programs and no neighboring townships to drive to seeking more opportunities. Read More

Smoked cocktails an elevated experience at Honolulu bars

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Using wood from kiawe to cherry, and even oak staves from used whiskey barrels, more local bartenders have started to follow the trend of adding smoke to their drinks. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Brian Kohne

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm
When Brian Kohne’s family moved to Maui from Detroit in 1969, the island of Kahoolawe had been used as military bombing target for more than 25 years. Read More


Choice of new police chief turns fumble to touchdown

Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm
It’s the last Sunday of ­October and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Renovation of Blaisdell is nice, but not necessary

Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm
The wildly escalating cost of Oahu rail has a way of poisoning other city projects, even when they seem unrelated. Read More

On Politics

Congressional race will reveal Democratic Party’s divide and future course

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm
The uncertainty and disunity within the dominant Hawaii Democratic Party is showing up as the race to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District begins. Read More

Show Biz

Blue Note gig will reconnect singer with her musical past

Updated on  November 12, 2017 at 12:07 am
Singer Loretta Ables Sayre is reconnecting the dots of her musical career, from lounge singer to Tony-nominated Broadway star, as she preps for her Wednesday night return to Blue Note Hawaii. Read More