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Kokua Line

Mongoose in backyard a pest like rat or mouse

Question: I recently saw a mongoose in my backyard. I’ve seen him a couple of times. Are they dangerous? Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Lee Cataluna

Hawaiian Air took off with Dunkerley on board

Dunkerley accomplished that thing that has been tried again and again in this little island state but so rarely works. Read More

By Request

Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
At Thanksgiving a slow cooker can be your best friend. When the turkey’s in the oven and the stovetop is busy boiling potatoes, a slow cooker can be calmly and quietly producing a side dish. 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

Function, survival both trump style in surf wear

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm
As autumn rolls in, surfers weigh fashion versus function when out in the water. Read More

Incidental Lives

UH archivist embraces digital age

Raised in Virginia and weaned culturally and intellectually at the intersection of DIY punk ethos, anti-capitalist activism and comic nerddom, Koa Luke seems an unobvious person to help birth a new age of Hawaiian scholarship. Read More
Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Ferd's Words

Mariota throws four interceptions in a game

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm
They met at the pregame coin toss, exchanged a meaningful hug and even stuck around for some conversation, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, two quarterbacks passing in the prime time night. Read More

Further Review

Hawaii fans of football saw the good, bad and the epic

It went really late and it certainly didn’t start off great. But has there ever been a crazier day of wall-to-wall football for Hawaii than the 15 hours that started Saturday morning and ended a few minutes before last call Sunday? Read More

The Weekly Eater

Appetito’s menu limited, but still exhilarates

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Most restaurateurs take a cautious approach to opening. No one wants to face hungry masses before they’re ready. Not so Appetito. Read More

She Speaks

Cruising down memory lane after an old pal conks out

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm
Lexie had been with us 15 years, a devoted member of the family who carried us through some of the best and worst moments of our lives. Literally. Read More

Smoked cocktails an elevated experience at Honolulu bars

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Using wood from kiawe to cherry, and even oak staves from used whiskey barrels, more local bartenders have started to follow the trend of adding smoke to their drinks. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Chris Eyre

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Born and raised in Oregon, Chris Eyre is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who enjoyed photography in high school, studied television production and filmmaking in college, then attended the New York University Graduate Film Program. Read More


Choice of new police chief turns fumble to touchdown

Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm
It’s the last Sunday of ­October and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

State Hospital escape shows unacceptable acceptance by legislators

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm
Randall Saito’s escape from the Hawaii State Hospital sent Gov. David Ige and state legislators running to the microphones to declare it “unacceptable.” You think? Read More

On Politics

State’s new role over city’s bloated rail project amounts to huge hill of bean(counter)s

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Thanks to a special legislative session this summer, Caldwell got the the money for his way-overbudget rail project. Read More

Show Biz

Librarians engage students in projects with global reach

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm
This year at the American Association of School Librarians gathering in Arizona, there were “aha” moments dealing with topics and themes with local and national implications. Read More