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Kokua Line

Making way for ambulance doesn’t mean running light

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm
Question: What should the driver of a vehicle stopped at a red light do when an emergency vehicle approaches from behind? Is it allowable or required for the driver to proceed through the red light as long as no one is coming from either side? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Bill offers compromise in clash over Mauna Kea

Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm
Kahele’s PowerPoint tracks the tangled modern history of development and damage on Mauna Kea. Read More

By Request

Korean tradition merges with Irish holiday

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm
I looked at the calendar and realized St. Patrick’s Day was close, and I looked at the avocados and realized they were all ripe at one time. Putting two and two together, I got: green. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

In the Lineup

Caldwell seeks kupuna input on surf contest reform

Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 5:54 pm
A surfer himself, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to balance the interests of competitive and recreational surfers when seeking to revise the city’s current permitting rules. Read More

Incidental Lives

PE teacher embraces obstacles real and otherwise

A former collegiate basketball player and accomplished all-around athlete, Kevin O’Connell can hardly be expected to understand the singular misery of those wall-bracing kids for whom gym class is fraught with waiting humiliations. Read More

Ferd's Words

Further Review

The journey to 26.2 miles begins with a single step

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm
It’s 4 a.m., and I am prone on that low wall that separates Ala Moana Beach Park from Ala Moana Boulevard. Read More

The Weekly Eater

UH med school finds right mix

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Until recently, Kakaako was mostly known as a work hub, home to auto shops, warehouses, small businesses and the cheap-eats restaurants that serve this community. Since being designated the coolest work-live community in Honolulu, that is changing. Read More

She Speaks

Crafty mom instill creativity in offspring

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm
Mom celebrated her 70th birthday just a few days ago. As her milestone day neared, I reflected on all the typical traits that make mothers so admired. One of the qualities I appreciate most of all is her creativity. Read More

Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 12:23 am
Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Eileen Tokita

She’s known as “the Egg Lady” for her skill at creating jeweled Faberge-style eggs, and for the classes where she shares her knowledge. Read More


Caution in order for nuclear alert plan

Hawaii foolishly rushed ahead of other states into nuclear warnings, and we paid with the January fiasco that made us an international punchline and renewed worries about our state government’s competence. Read More

Volcanic Ash

At last, the end appears near for medical-aid-in-dying debate

Hawaii advocates for “death with dignity” legislation to allow the hopelessly ill the choice to end their suffering on their own terms have felt for 20 years like Charlie Brown and his football — so close, but always snatched away. Read More

On Politics

Show Biz

Hello, Loretta! DHT snags Tony nominee for season opener

Loretta Ables Sayre will portray Dolly Gallagher Levi when Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with “Hello, Dolly!” on Sept. 21. Read More