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Kokua Line

Unused sewing, craft items can benefit those in need

Question: I’ve been cleaning out closets, and I have sewing and craft supplies that are in perfect condition. You mentioned the women’s prison (808ne.ws/april13kline), but my mobility is limited and I need a place in town to drop this stuff off. Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Lee Cataluna

Parks need help, but bill to allow it is complicated

We can all agree that city parks and facilities need help, right? There are parks where the weeds growing through the cracks in the parking lot are thicker than the grass on the playing field. Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

By Request

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Failed recipe prompts discovery of a satisfying one-dish dinner

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
If anyone out there knows how to make stuffed turkey wings, I’m listening. Read More

TheBuzz

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                New vegan items at ‘Umeke Market include a taco salad, left, kalo curry and Aina Stew.

‘Umeke switches over to vegan menu

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                New vegan items at ‘Umeke Market include a taco salad, left, kalo curry and Aina Stew.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm
A go-to business for natural and organic food downtown has gone vegan with a new owner, a new chef and organic kalo (taro) as one of its key ingredients. Read More

In the Lineup

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Gymnastic workouts train groms to channel energy

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Pure joy is contagious, and I caught some on a visit to Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural surf training class at the Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across the highway from the famed surf break. Read More

Incidental Lives

Dedication nabs first mock trial state title

The case seemed like a slam dunk for the prosecution. Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Ferd's Words

JAMM AQUINO. / AUG. 5
                                Nanakuli quarterback Nainoa Banks scrambled out of trouble against Waipahu. Radford, Kaiser and Nanakuli are among the teams that were moved up to Division I last season and paid a heavy price. They went a collective 1-21 versus D-I opponents.

3-tier prep football system needs to be installed, ASAP

JAMM AQUINO. / AUG. 5
                                Nanakuli quarterback Nainoa Banks scrambled out of trouble against Waipahu. Radford, Kaiser and Nanakuli are among the teams that were moved up to Division I last season and paid a heavy price. They went a collective 1-21 versus D-I opponents.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 11:24 am
Next month Oahu Interscholastic Association football teams begin their annual spring tryouts, and the turnouts will be watched with particular interest. Read More

Further Review

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Larry Tuileta (#14) bumps the ball Long Beach State during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Mens Volleyball Tournament finals match on Saturday.

Tuileta finds his way back for a second chance

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Larry Tuileta (#14) bumps the ball Long Beach State during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Mens Volleyball Tournament finals match on Saturday.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm
Larry “Tui” Tuileta is the perfect person to ask. Why doesn’t men’s college volleyball get at least a little bit more attention nationally — especially compared to other sports … like, well … how about football? Read More

The Weekly Eater

NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Appetizers of minced raw beef in a crispy rice cake roll and grilled baby octopus served at Gaon.

Korea gains its own volume in Michelin’s lists of all-stars

NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Appetizers of minced raw beef in a crispy rice cake roll and grilled baby octopus served at Gaon.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm
This year Korea joined the ranks of its compadres in Asia — Japan, Singapore and China — in earning its own Michelin Guide, in which a three-star ranking hails exceptional cuisine “elevated to an art form.” Read More

She Speaks

COURTESY CHRISTIE WILSON
                                The author gets ready for summer camp in 1965.

At summer camp, merry, merry queens of the bush were we

COURTESY CHRISTIE WILSON
                                The author gets ready for summer camp in 1965.
Today’s Summer Fun Guide got me hiking down the dusty trails of my memory to a summer more than 50 years ago at Camp Paumalu in the forested ridges above Sunset Beach. Read More

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Cocktail arts distilled in reference books

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 9:27 am
Spending time with books that cover alcohol is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process. Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

On the Scene with John Troutman

COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm
John Troutman was working on a book about Native American musicians in the early 1900s when he noticed the names of Hawaiian musicians were popping up repeatedly. Read More

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

ASSOCIATED PRESS
It’s the last Sunday in March and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Ige’s administration lacks needed victories

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Four years ago, the state Senate was wrapping up business for the year with a series of farewell toasts for its Ways and Means chairman, Sen. David Ige. Read More

Show Biz

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota answers questions during an interview at the Oahu Country Club on March 27.

Mariota is great, from football field to screens big and small

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota answers questions during an interview at the Oahu Country Club on March 27.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Marcus Mariota, the homegrown NFL fave prepping a return after sustaining a broken leg last season, surely will spend time at the Waialae Country Club after being extended membership there. Read More