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Kokua Line

U.S. law gives feds authority over stream-clearing permits

Question: Why does the city’s Department of Facility Maintenance need to apply for a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to clear the Manoa-Palolo Stream? Read More
Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Lee Cataluna

Council has plenty more vices in its long reach

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
When laws have to be passed to keep adults from subjecting kids to known hazards inside the small confines of a motor vehicle, cries of “Overreach!” are drowned out by the loud truth that some grown-ups — some parents — just can’t be trusted to get it right. Read More

By Request

New cookbook features dishes from school cafeterias

Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
A third “By Request” cookbook launches today. 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 15, 2017 at 2:52 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

Coordinator finds sanity in long drive and loud music

The ritual started when Holly Ho-Chee-DuPont was working at Hilo Medical Center. Read More
Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 12:31 am

Ferd's Words

No sweat, Hawaii just handed the football to Saint Juste

His once-crisp University of Hawaii jersey was sweat-stained to the point that it was getting hard to make out the well-worn number “22” on the front. Read More

Further Review

Improvement may not be enough for trip to a bowl

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Did they hit the reset button a week too late? Read More

The Weekly Eater

Baku is playing with fire with its quirky concept

Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 11:34 am
Baku was a curiosity from the start. 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 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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