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Kokua Line

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Marijuana

Businesses may deny users of medical pot, experts say

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Marijuana

Updated on  March 1, 2017 at 12:15 am
Kokua Line received several questions asking how tourism- business operators and employees should react when customers or prospective customers appear to be using medical marijuana. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Ohana places its aloha over a framework of malasadas

Malasadas have largely become something you buy at a certain bakery, stand in line for at a certain carnival or buy from a certain relative to support their school fundraiser. Read More
Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm

By Request

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Arcadia Retirement Residence’s new cookbook includes a recipe for tomato and yogurt soup.

Sharing stories through recipes

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Arcadia Retirement Residence’s new cookbook includes a recipe for tomato and yogurt soup.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm
A retirement community seems an ideal place to collect recipes that go way, way back. Read More

TheBuzz

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Gregg Fraser is the executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. He says restaurant ownership is such a risky business that those who succeed at it deserve recognition.

21 new restaurants vying for industry group’s honor

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Gregg Fraser is the executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. He says restaurant ownership is such a risky business that those who succeed at it deserve recognition.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Twenty-one new Oahu restaurants are in the running for the inaugural Hawaii Restaurant Association award for new restaurant of the year. Read More

In the Lineup

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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 26, 2017 at 6:43 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

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This year, with a team of less firepower but largely of his own assembly, Hawaii coach Eran Ganot has shown the ability to mix and match.

Ganot and Co. continue to exceed expectations

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This year, with a team of less firepower but largely of his own assembly, Hawaii coach Eran Ganot has shown the ability to mix and match.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 1:12 am
At about this time last year they were getting ready to engrave University of Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot’s name on the Big West Coach of the Year trophy. Read More

Further Review

Shame on NCAA for lack of urgency

In my role as a newspaper sports columnist I’ve taken a few shots at the NCAA over the years. But I do so with great hesitance because I understand governing major college sports is an incredibly daunting task, often with no easy answers. Read More
Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm

The Weekly Eater

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chive Flower Dumplings are uncovered at the table at Yauatcha.

Discover dim sum diversity

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chive Flower Dumplings are uncovered at the table at Yauatcha.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm
With its Western appeal, Yauatcha makes this most Chinese of traditions “safe” for the most timid diners. Read More

She Speaks

Eating disorders lead to death for too many

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
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

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

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                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

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                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