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Kokua Line

Directory assistance reps not based in United States

Question: There’s something different happening with Hawaiian Telcom’s directory assistance. Are the agents based in Hawaii anymore? Read More
Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Lee Cataluna

Accident survivor relies on rideshare

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm
Greg Yukumoto relies on Uber in a way that maybe the casual rideshare-user or the person who drives themselves everywhere wouldn’t know. Read More

By Request

Chewy cookies come together without flour

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 12:18 am
It seems counter-intuitive that you can bake a cookie without flour, or at least some kind of starch. And yet, you can. 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

Surfing encounter evokes grandfather’s love

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Sometimes the dead send messengers. They can take any shape — people, birds, dolphins, dragonflies — but the message is the same: Remember me. Read More

Incidental Lives

Ferd's Words

Mariota getting help from former MLB pitcher

Imagine the surprise of Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota when it was suggested that he seek the expertise of a … pitching coach? Read More

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

Gourmet bentos to go at Gochi Grill

• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm
It’s not every day I devote this much space to a takeout spot, but Gochi Grill is worth an examination as the first solo project of John Iha, former executive chef of Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas. Read More

She Speaks

Devoted dad earns lifetime of love, respect

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 11:57 am
The best dads are the ones who will spend time with their kids. To all the other awesome daddies who give their children all the love, support and time in the world — happy Father’s Day. Read More

At first blush Whole Foods at Ward has plenty to offer

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but I was pretty excited at first when I heard the new Whole Foods Market Queen planned to open with not one, but two bars on separate levels at Ward Village. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Penelope Ng Pack

Penelope Ng Pack, who placed third runner-up in the Miss Hawaii competition last year, bounced back to win the title of Miss Chinatown Hawaii in September, and was crowned Miss Hawaii 2018 on June 2. Read More


Volcanic Ash

On Politics

Show Biz

Midler, Janney to join cast of animated ‘Addams Family’

Hawaii’s Bette Midler, a Tony winner last year for “Hello, Dolly,” will join Oscar-winning Allison Janney by adding their voices to the upcoming animated feature “The Addams Family.” Read More