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Kokua Line

Honolulu isn’t a ‘sanctuary city’ in president’s crosshairs

Question: Is Honolulu a sanctuary city and county, as many other cities are across the nation, in violation of federal laws, thereby jeopardizing our federal funds for our Police and Fire departments and the city’s beloved rail project? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Watch them scratch and claw to stay in office

There is something — probably many things — wrong about the way laws are made at the legislative session each year. What should be a deliberate, thoughtful process becomes a melee. Read More
Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

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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                                A couple paddles out to Suicides off Diamond Head.

Couples’ love of waves matches love for each other

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                                A couple paddles out to Suicides off Diamond Head.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm
While you won’t find surfers handing out soggy valentines in the lineup, one might just offer you a wave. 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

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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.

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

High school football gets professional treatment

“My perspective is all the kids have parents and if they’re not getting what they want they’re free to take them wherever they want. Lots of other coaches are talking about recruiting. But for me, I’m not concerned with that. I just want to focus on our kids, our program.” Read More
Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

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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                                Christie Wilson writes that the answer for some couples is obvious but seldom discussed: separate beds in separate rooms.

Separation a civilized solution for couples in need of sleep

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                                Christie Wilson writes that the answer for some couples is obvious but seldom discussed: separate beds in separate rooms.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm
They say couples shouldn’t go to bed angry — but they shouldn’t wake up angry either. 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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                                Jason Quinn’s TV credits include minor roles on “CSI: Miami” in 2005 and “Last Resort,” which was filmed in Hawaii, in 2012, and playing two different characters on “Hawaii Five-0,” in 2010 and 2015.

On the Scene with Jason Quinn

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                                Jason Quinn’s TV credits include minor roles on “CSI: Miami” in 2005 and “Last Resort,” which was filmed in Hawaii, in 2012, and playing two different characters on “Hawaii Five-0,” in 2010 and 2015.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Hawaii-born actor Jason Quinn, 41, juggles his career between theater, film and TV work in Hawaii and on the mainland. 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

Lawmakers need to pass a bill to allow aid in dying

It’s time our Legislature enacts one of several bills introduced to extend this compassion, which has growing acceptance nationally and public support locally. Read More

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gabbard overreaches in lofty comparisons with Mink and Eisenhower

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm
Somehow Gabbard was able to mischaracterize the histories of both GOP President Eisenhower and our own late congresswoman. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Jake Shimabukuro entertains kids during an assembly welcoming 40 ukuleles to the Ala Wai School music program on Feb. 8. The ukuleles included six refurbished Kamaka ukuleles and donations of Waterman plastic ukes donated by the manufacturer, Kala.

‘Hawaii Five-0’ stars join ‘MacGyver’ crossover episode

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                                Jake Shimabukuro entertains kids during an assembly welcoming 40 ukuleles to the Ala Wai School music program on Feb. 8. The ukuleles included six refurbished Kamaka ukuleles and donations of Waterman plastic ukes donated by the manufacturer, Kala.

Updated on  February 13, 2017 at 11:37 am
Two CBS dramas are doing a crossover episode airing March 10, with “Hawaii Five-0” stars appearing on“MacGyver.” Read More