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Kokua Line

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Bill would allow dispensaries to create pot-infused edibles

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 11:02 am
Question: I read with interest the news that companies are being approved to grow marijuana for medical use. My question is, Will their dispensaries be providing an edible or drinkable form? Read More

Lee Cataluna

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                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Kauai residents campaign to save historic Lihue Post Office

COURTESY HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                Folks from Kauai are protesting the plan to shut down Lihue’s historic post office on Rice Street. The artwork above is front and center on a website dedicated to the effort. People are sending notes written on coconuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm
In the era of Twitter feuds and email blasts, some Kauai residents are using a decidedly low-tech, high-kitsch form of messaging to save an even older method of communication. Read More

By Request

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                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

A few easy Valentine’s Day ideas to help express your undying affection

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Relationships can be complicated, and so can Valentine’s Day, if you let it. Read More

TheBuzz

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                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Hawaii chefs will regale famed James Beard House

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Many Hawaii chefs have cooked at the Beard House over the years, but there has been a marked upward trend. Read More

In the Lineup

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Sharks at isle surf spots generate tales of terror

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BKFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 11:15 am
When we enter the ocean, we enter the wilderness. Humans are, after all, mere visitors in this vast, mysterious realm. 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

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

Ah Mow-Santos’ character sealed the head coach deal

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Make no mistake about it, Robyn Ah Mow-Santos is a bold original. But her hiring Monday at the University of Hawaii also fits what is becoming an unmistakable pattern in Manoa. Read More

Further Review

Rainbows of Saturday fail to show up on Sunday

Saturday night left University of Hawaii baseball fans hungry for more. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 12:26 am

The Weekly Eater

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Sushi as enjoyed in this country has long been an a la carte, all-American, personal choice proposition, but a sushi revolution is underway on Oahu. Read More

She Speaks

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Summer of good deeds establishes habit of helping

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Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm
There are lots of things families can do together to give back, from baking for neighborhood librarians to an organized Sustainable Coastlines beach cleanup and helping build a butterfly garden at Kahuku Farms. Read More

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

COURTESY ANUHEA
                                Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins.

On the Scene With Anuhea

COURTESY ANUHEA
                                Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins.
Maui-born Anuhea Jenkins, who performs simply as Anuhea, broke out big in 2009 with the release of her self-titled debut album. Read More

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

The election hogged the headlines as we “flASHback” on November’s news that amused and confused. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Residents, brace for a clear money grab by politicians

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
So the good news is you get the bad news first: Taxes are going up. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Singer-actress Mary Gutzi calls Honoluu her second home.

Former DHT actress has title role in new musical

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                                Singer-actress Mary Gutzi calls Honoluu her second home.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm
Singer-actress Mary Gutzi, who calls Honolulu her second home, is in the midst of rehearsals in Toronto for the world premiere of a new musical, “Sousatzka.” Read More