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Mopeds parked on street are supposed to be angled

Question: I parked my moped in street parking (metered stall), and this man was very annoyed. He kind of yelled at me. I just walked away and didn’t really listen to what he was saying. It’s legal for mopeds to park in the metered stalls, right? Read More

Lee Cataluna

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                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

A reporter’s work can still move mountains

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                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Not every story requires the kind of hardcore document-dig that this one did, and not every story has the impact that Andrew Gomes’ story has, but it is an example of why newspapers still matter and what classic journalism can still do. Read More

By Request

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                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

A few easy Valentine’s Day ideas to help express your undying affection

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Relationships can be complicated, and so can Valentine’s Day, if you let it. Read More

TheBuzz

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Hawaii chefs will regale famed James Beard House

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Many Hawaii chefs have cooked at the Beard House over the years, but there has been a marked upward trend. Read More

In the Lineup

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                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Surfing for fun, grandfather a grom at heart

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:56 pm
Since he retired, surfing is Captain Cal’s job. He can be found first thing every morning at Makalei Beach Park, gazing out to the horizon. Read More

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

Ferd's Words

GEORGE F. LEE / 2011
                                In 2012, a UH internal report cited men’s basketball APR scores as “much lower than normal scores because of retention issues.”

UH basketball may face another set of sanctions

GEORGE F. LEE / 2011
                                In 2012, a UH internal report cited men’s basketball APR scores as “much lower than normal scores because of retention issues.”

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm
While the folks on the NCAA Committee on Infractions fiddle away, it behooves the University of Hawaii basketball team to make sure it finishes strong. Read More

Further Review

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                UH’s Noah Allen rose for a dunk during the first half.

Another UCLA transfer saves season for UH

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                UH’s Noah Allen rose for a dunk during the first half.
A transfer from the powerful UCLA basketball program came to the University of Hawaii for one year, adding excitement to a team that needed something to keep the fans’ attentioN. Read More

The Weekly Eater

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Sushi as enjoyed in this country has long been an a la carte, all-American, personal choice proposition, but a sushi revolution is underway on Oahu. Read More

She Speaks

CREATIVE COMMONS ZERO

Eating disorders lead to death for too many

CREATIVE COMMONS ZERO

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm
Writing about eating disorders, or any mental illness, isn’t easy. They’re hard to understand and thus easy to judge, and sometimes the judgment can be cruel and damaging. Read More

Barfly

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A sample of the growlers.

Growler USA Honolulu uses tech to attract beer lovers

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A sample of the growlers.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm
One of my favorite phone apps is TapHunter, which keeps me updated with the draft options at some of Honolulu’s top craft beer bars. Read More

On the Scene

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                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

On the Scene with Auli’i Cravalho

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                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm
Three years ago Auli‘i Cravalho was just another ninth-grader at Kamehameha Schools. She performs at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today with composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read More

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.

Republicans fighting over how to best ruin things

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.
It’s the last Sunday in February and time to “flASHback” on recent news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

Finally, real state action on our No. 1 crisis: homes

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
Two state Senate committees are finally trying to put real money behind the state’s so-far anemic attempts to address Hawaii’s affordable-housing crisis, arguably our No. 1 problem. Read More

On Politics

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                                House Speaker Joe Souki is tallying up the votes for SB 1129, which would allow a terminally ill person to get a prescription for medication to be self-administered to end the patient’s life. It will be a close vote, writes Richard Borreca. Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense.

If Souki’s tallies are right, medically-assisted-death bill has fighting chance to survive

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                                House Speaker Joe Souki is tallying up the votes for SB 1129, which would allow a terminally ill person to get a prescription for medication to be self-administered to end the patient’s life. It will be a close vote, writes Richard Borreca. Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Legislators will get little political benefit, but the public benefit of voting for compassion and empathy is immense. Read More

Show Biz

BRUCE ASATO / 2014
                                Jack Cione poses for a photo with a promotional poster for his ninth annual “Arcadia Follies” production in 2014. The show was presented by retirement community Arcadia’s Programs and Wellness Department.

Cione looks forward to 90th birthday tribute show

BRUCE ASATO / 2014
                                Jack Cione poses for a photo with a promotional poster for his ninth annual “Arcadia Follies” production in 2014. The show was presented by retirement community Arcadia’s Programs and Wellness Department.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm
As he approaches his 90th birthday, longtime entrepreneur, showman, director and author Jack Cione has no regrets — but his bucket list still has a few to-dos. Read More