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Kokua Line

1-stop facility might stem the overuse of ambulances

Question: There is a homeless man who stays in the small park across from my apartment building. It’s very sad, but also frustrating because an ambulance is called to assist him so often. Read More
Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Lee Cataluna

It’s never the right time to utter ‘Hawaiian time’ cliche

The term “Hawaiian time” is still casually thrown about like a well-worn joke despite the ocean of offense it might cause. Read More
Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

By Request

Bread for Day of the Dead makes lively project

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Over many years of Octobers, I’ve presented many recipe ideas for Halloween. This year I thought I’d turn to the root of Halloween, Mexico’s Day of the Dead and the traditional pan de muerto, bread of the dead. 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

Kakaako closure boots bodysurfers from exclusive spot

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The loss of access to the bodysurfing-only break at Point Panic would be hard but bearable — if there were a time frame for reopening. The prospect of an indefinite closure made some, well, panic. Read More

Incidental Lives

Lau hala weavings honor family and culture

There is much that goes into the making of one of Kele Sunia’s coveted lau hala weavings. Read More
Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Ferd's Words

‘Gratitude’ helps change attitude of world champ

The French media called it “La Belle Recidive” (the beautiful recurrence), but for surfer Carissa Moore the return to the winner’s place on the podium symbolized so much more than that. Read More

Further Review

Thomas took the high road to get here

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Throughout the 2016-17 season he sat on the bench in street clothes. He was at once a reminder of the good old days and a harbinger of a potentially bright future for the University of Hawaii basketball team. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Sichuan pepper fuels Spicy Pavilion dishes

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Family dining rituals can be so ingrained that they can get in the way of discovering new venues. Read More

She Speaks

Early displays offer hope of surviving holiday crush

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
I used to gripe the same way that Christmas shouldn’t come before Halloween. But after years of fighting the trend of an earlier and earlier Christmas shopping season, I changed my tune. Read More

Tropics re-brands, reopens in Kakaako

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm
After four years at Puck’s Alley, Tropics Tap House reopens this week on Queen Street with a new name and updated concept. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Dennis Graue

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 1:10 am
Born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, Dennis Graue was well on his way as a professional musician when he returned to Hawaii and met Nohelani Cypriano. Read More


Lolos choose waiting game as tokers’ day finally arrives

Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm
It’s the last Sunday in August and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Hawaii could face the same winds of scorn that hit Puerto Rico

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Hawaii should pay special attention to President Donald Trump’s shameful bullying of Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth staggers from a historically devastating hurricane. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii’s preparation for possibility of North Korea nuclear bomb is MADness

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Today the news is of fears of a North Korean nuclear attack. Read More

Show Biz

Thompson provides highlight at jam-packed Cazimero farewell

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Nainoa Thompson’s inspirational comments came from the heart and offered a take-away moment from an event crammed with familial memories and musical tidbits. Read More