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Kokua Line

Lower-priced senior passes for national parks available by mail

Question: I’m a senior and am interested in purchasing a national park pass before the price hike on Monday. I can’t travel to Maui or the Big Island by the deadline. Is there a local office in Honolulu to purchase the Senior Pass? Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Lee Cataluna

Tourism’s growth has squeezed us into apathy

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Even if tourists aren’t being loud and obnoxious, if the numbers are beyond a place’s capacity, everyone suffers. Read More

By Request

Baking scones takes some science

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Recipes for scones are thick on the ground, but that bounty yields some variables. While the ingredients don’t change much, some of the finer points do. Read More


Isle-forged chef chosen for battle at Bocuse d’Or

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Hawaii-born chef Jeffery Hayashi will do battle against two other chefs as he attempts to represent the United States at the 2019 Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in France. Read More

In the Lineup

Runaway seal provides reminder of inseparable kinship

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 12:41 am
Within weeks, mom Rocky was teaching Kaimana to swim and simply be at home in the ocean. Read More

Incidental Lives

Sacred Hearts student’s bee work has grade-A reputation

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Prior to last year, what Aubree Davis knew about bees — they buzz, they sting — could fit into the cell of a honeycomb with room to spare. Read More

Ferd's Words

Success of UH, UMass hangs heavily on opening win

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm
It is just the first of 12 regular-season football games, but for both the University of Hawaii and its adversary, Massachusetts, Saturday’s opener already feels like a whole lot more. Read More

Further Review

Alabama’s my pick at No. 1, but will Tua get to play?

The Associated Press preseason college football poll comes out today. Here’s how I voted. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Nico’s Kailua has feel, favorites first loved at beginning

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
The new Nico’s Kailua menu isn’t as extensive (yet) as that of Nico’s Pier 38 at Honolulu Harbor, but owner Nico Chaize has brought all the essentials — that is, the best of the original Nico’s, when it was just a small, unassuming, mostly takeout spot. Read More

She Speaks

‘Cry songs’ playlist marks nostalgia for lost years

When you’re young, “cry songs” tend to be about lost loves. As we age, they speak of lost years. Read More

Venture to Kailua for latest in local craft beer

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm
As Oahu’s craft beer scene continues to mature, some of the more exciting developments are happening outside metro Honolulu. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Brandon DiPaola

Brandon DiPaola didn’t grow up with dreams of being an actor. He was “a bit of a geek,” whose interests included reading and board and video games. Read More


Who needs plans, audits if you’ve got big backers?

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm
It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Management, not funding, of rail needs to be explored

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm
State legislators are focused on the wrong question heading into their Aug. 28 special session on Oahu’s $10 billion runaway train. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii GOP should walk away from Trump’s remarks

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
With that sort of political power, the GOP would be best stepping off the Trump train and repeating the affirmation of Schatz: “He’s not my president.” Read More

Show Biz

Borges, Matthews to be honored at Hospice Hawaii fundraiser

The late Jimmy Borges and Kirk Matthews will be among the 2017 Hall of Heroes honorees at Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama fundraiser in November. Read More