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Kokua Line

1-stop facility might stem the overuse of ambulances

Question: There is a homeless man who stays in the small park across from my apartment building. It’s very sad, but also frustrating because an ambulance is called to assist him so often. Read More
Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Lee Cataluna

Kealoha’s tenure began with such promise

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm
The criminal charges against retired Honolulu police Chief Kealoha and his wife, a city prosecutor, will have to unfold over time in court. We don’t yet know how this story ends. Read More

By Request

Bread for Day of the Dead makes lively project

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Over many years of Octobers, I’ve presented many recipe ideas for Halloween. This year I thought I’d turn to the root of Halloween, Mexico’s Day of the Dead and the traditional pan de muerto, bread of the dead. 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

Disasters remind surfers we’re not alone

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm
For many Hawaii residents, the volcano-spewn gases and particles known as vog bring asthma, coughing, headaches, skin rashes and irritated eyes, but our local haze was overshadowed by the thick, toxic black smoke that blackened California skies and rained ash as far south as San Francisco Bay. Read More

Incidental Lives

Lau hala weavings honor family and culture

There is much that goes into the making of one of Kele Sunia’s coveted lau hala weavings. Read More
Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Ferd's Words

‘Gratitude’ helps change attitude of world champ

The French media called it “La Belle Recidive” (the beautiful recurrence), but for surfer Carissa Moore the return to the winner’s place on the podium symbolized so much more than that. Read More

Further Review

UH’s Matlin, an Astros fan, got his start at Houston

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm
David Matlin has a perfectly good reason for cherishing a favorite Major League Baseball team and also having a clear choice for second favorite. That’s why when his No. 1 team lost its best pitcher late this season, it wasn’t too traumatic. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Sichuan pepper fuels Spicy Pavilion dishes

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Family dining rituals can be so ingrained that they can get in the way of discovering new venues. Read More

She Speaks

Halloween prankster turns family home into house of horror

The Oct. 31 holiday was always a big deal in my family, but not so much for my husband, Jim, when he was a lad. I suspect he’s making up for lost time with a never-ending series of Halloween pranks. Read More

Tropics re-brands, reopens in Kakaako

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm
After four years at Puck’s Alley, Tropics Tap House reopens this week on Queen Street with a new name and updated concept. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with John Landovsky

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm
John Landovsky retired as owner and director of Hawaii State Ballet last month. He plans to split his time between Honolulu and Asheville, N.C., enjoying the change of seasons and participating in tennis and pickle ball tournaments. Read More


Lolos choose waiting game as tokers’ day finally arrives

Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm
It’s the last Sunday in August and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Sound bites aren’t the ticket to Ige’s re-election

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 8:38 am
If Gov. David Ige and his advisers really think his low voter approval and perceived vulnerability are only because he hasn’t communicated his success, they could face a grim primary election night. Read More

On Politics

Tsutsui to sit out 2018 election to ‘recharge’

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm
In one of the first major moves of this political season, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is withdrawing his plans to run for Maui mayor next year. Read More

Show Biz

Kahele to bring holiday gifts of music, Niihau shell lei

Kuana Torres Kahele, the acclaimed Hawaiian singer, composer, musician, educator and lei maker, will stage “Kuana’s Winter Wonderland” Dec. 8-10 at the Hawaii Theatre. Read More