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Kokua Line

New bus rates will raise cost for some single-fare riders

Question: My granddaughter catches the bus one-way home from Pearl City High School to Waianae and transfers two times. Will she have to pay $2.50 instead of the $1.25 she now pays? I don’t think that’s fair. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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

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                                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

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015
                                Grant Sato plates his chap chae for a contest at Kapiolani Community College. Sato is leaving KFVE-TV’s “What’s Cooking Hawaii” after this upcoming season.

KCC instructor leaving TV show

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015
                                Grant Sato plates his chap chae for a contest at Kapiolani Community College. Sato is leaving KFVE-TV’s “What’s Cooking Hawaii” after this upcoming season.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm
After some 20 years of teaching future culinarians and home cooks, and winning an international cooking competition, Kapiolani Community College chef-instructor Grant Sato is about to shoot his fifth and final season of “What’s Cooking Hawaii,” a weekly show on KFVE-TV. Read More

In the Lineup

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Sharks at isle surf spots generate tales of terror

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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

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                                Rainbow Wahine celebrate their win in the fourth set of the Pepperdine vs. Hawaii women’s volleyball match at Stan Sheriff Center, Sept. 2016. Ferd Lewis questions why more women’s names don’t leap into the forefront of the conversation when it comes to possible candidates for coaches.

Women are minority in volleyball coaching

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Rainbow Wahine celebrate their win in the fourth set of the Pepperdine vs. Hawaii women’s volleyball match at Stan Sheriff Center, Sept. 2016. Ferd Lewis questions why more women’s names don’t leap into the forefront of the conversation when it comes to possible candidates for coaches.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 12:25 am
While University of Hawaii officials huddle — “don’t call it a committee” — and keep the choice of the next Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach close to the vest, we have been left to speculate on possible candidates. 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

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                                Restaurateur Katsunori Yashima keeps a watchful eye on the charcoal grill at Yakitori Hachibei.

Hachibei luring a new crowd to Chinatown

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                                Restaurateur Katsunori Yashima keeps a watchful eye on the charcoal grill at Yakitori Hachibei.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 4:11 pm
If you happened to be dining at Yakitori Hachibei in recent weeks and spotted a stalkerish presence peering at you through the window, that could have been me or a hundred other souls unable to get a table yet unwilling to leave. 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

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                                A sample of the growlers.

Growler USA Honolulu uses tech to attract beer lovers

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                                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

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                                Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins.

On the Scene With Anuhea

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                                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

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                                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