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Kokua Line

State doesn’t bill patients who decline an ambulance

Question: Who pays for EMS when they respond to a 911 call? Is the patient/recipient billed for services, even if they are not the caller and if such services are refused? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Disasters help Ige recover from disaster

It’s like standing in front of the menu board of a plate lunch place that has nothing going for it except that it’s still open, knowing that you have to choose between two specials that don’t look very special and realizing that though one is pork and one is chicken, they’re both gonna taste the same anyway. Read More

By Request

Lychee shines in this spectacular summer sipper

An excess of fresh lychee can be used to jazz up plain vodka and create a base spirit from which to make quality martinis — or whatever kind of fruity cocktail you prefer. Read More

TheBuzz

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

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

Surf meet rules should place public above commercial concerns

The City and County of Honolulu’s draft revised rules governing permits for surf meets on Oahu’s North Shore may not seem to concern those who don’t live or surf there. But controlling shoreline usage for this vast stretch of our island impacts us all. Read More

Incidental Lives

Kaimuki Christian School student shares Holocaust survivors’ memories

Just 16 years old, Emily Kuwaye already has had the good fortune — and good parenting — to have experienced cultures as far-flung as Slovakia, Japan, France and the Philippines. Read More

Ferd's Words

Further Review

UH to host program for at-risk youths

A chance meeting in a garage more than a decade ago got the idea going. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Art meets science via kaiseki menu at Yamada Chikara

What a treat it is for Honolulu to have become home to a third Yamada Chikara restaurant, following Tokyo and New York City. Read More

She Speaks

Grocery stores offer travelers experiences beyond food

A trip to the supermarket gives me a hint of the culture of a city in the most accessible way — through the way they eat. Read More

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7 drinks to order this summer on Oahu

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While the seasons may not change much in Hawaii, the summertime months usually bring updates to bar menus around the islands as establishments refresh their offerings for customers. Sip your way through summer with this lineup of seven drinks available now on Oahu. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Peter Rockford Espiritu

Peter Rockford Espiritu celebrated his 55th birthday with a combination fundraiser and sponsors’ preview of his next production, “Ho‘ina,” on June 27 at Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Hugely ballistic Trump tweets; Hirono’s 4-letter-word retort

June is done and it’s time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Hanabusa coasts on leadership claims while vague on policy

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is campaigning for governor on her abilities as a leader, but she is failing the first obligation of political leadership: telling voters exactly where she intends to lead us. Read More

On Politics

Show Biz

John Travolta, Kelly Preston get malasada fix at Leonard’s Bakery

Hawaii-born Kelly Preston gave Leo­nard’s Bakery’s malasadas a huge boost in the July 2 edition of People magazine. Read More