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Kokua Line

No waiver of parental OK even for frozen documents

Question: We were victimized twice by the Hawaii driver’s license data problem. Not only did the city and its contractor lose my daughter’s documents, they also did not notify her about this issue. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Voting now easy but somehow uninspiring

More people signed the petition against an out-of-state restaurant trying to kapu the name “Aloha Poke” than voted for David Ige in the primary. Read More

By Request

Cheese crisps create low-carb crunch

These chips are made of cheese and a topping that you choose — two ingredients. The process is so simple it’s barely a recipe. Read More

In the Lineup

Surfers sustained by dreams in and out of waves

In any given year, standout Pipe surfers who aren’t on the professional world tour or haven’t amassed enough qualifying points to enter the elite Pipe Masters championship might be chosen to compete in the Pipe Invitational in December. Read More

Incidental Lives

Isle woman finds healing in waters of inclusion

When Ann Yoshida was yet a budding surfer, she and her friends would spend long hours honing their wave-riding skills along the North Shore — a bold choice for recreation given the legendary power of the area surf and, not insignificantly, the conspicuous lack of feminine presence in the lineups. Read More

Ferd's Words

Further Review

UH to host program for at-risk youths

A chance meeting in a garage more than a decade ago got the idea going. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

Desert rose adds pop of color to garden, lanai

The Adenium — better known as the desert rose — is related to the plumeria, evident by the look of its blossoms and its milky sap. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Shingo Katsura updates menu at Azure

New additions are coming to the menu at Azure restaurant, where Shingo Katsura has been appointed chef de cuisine. Read More

She Speaks

Icky episode necessitates home-cooked meals for beloved pet

The gross, smelly situation would have been less disgusting if the dog didn’t sleep on the bed. Read More

The Urban Gardener

Natural farming emphasizes observation over chemicals

Natural farming systems are universal, practiced since mankind first began growing food crops. Read More

Great Waikiki Beer Fest provides comprehensive lineup

Sure, hanging out at a bar or visiting a new brewery is fun, but there’s something special about attending a beer festival — especially in Hawaii during the summer. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Lillian Yajima

At 98, Lillian Yajima is active in several community organizations, helps raise money for Kuakini Hospital’s senior care facility, and teaches hula to “younger women” in assisted-living facilities. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Rail finances get more funky; governor’s race grows touchy

It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More

Volcanic Ash

Political snits snarl recovery from Big Isle eruption disaster

House Speaker Scott Saiki and Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke are out of line in their political bullying of Big Island officials trying to recover from an ongoing volcanic disaster that has crippled a major quadrant of the island. Read More

On Politics

The election’s clear winner — voting by mail — should be implemented statewide

The primary election is complete and one question has been answered. I can’t talk about who won or lost because this column had to be written before the Saturday election, but I already know one thing. Read More

Show Biz

Ruthie Ann Miles returns to stage after tragic accident

Ruthie Ann Miles, the Tony Award-winning actress from Hawaii, finally joined her castmates in “The King and I” earlier this month in London, where the Rodgers & Hammerstein evergreen is playing at the London Palladium. Read More