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Kokua Line

State offers tips on insurance and damage after condo fire

Question: Kokua Line has received several questions about condominium insurance after last week’s fire at the Marco Polo high-rise, which killed three people, seriously injured five others and damaged more than a third of the building’s units. Read More

Lee Cataluna

Identities sought for two 442nd Regimental Combat Team portraits

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm
These eight hand-drawn portraits have the elements of a good mystery — a murky provenance, the backdrop of war, clues that, so far, have led to dead ends and a sense of urgency to find the heroes in the pictures. Read More

By Request

Pie melds pumpkin, custard

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm
Some people like pumpkin pie, some prefer custard and some families fight about this when there’s room for only one pie on the menu. No need for such strife when there’s such a thing as a layered pie. Read More


New apps beef up food explorations

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm
New players in the restaurant-finder app game have launched in the Hawaii market and each brings something different to the table. Neither is supported by advertising sales. Read More

In the Lineup

Surf4HUGS empowers kids coping with illness

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm
For the 14th year, Surf4HUGS will take sick children and interested siblings out on surfboards and launch them in the waves at Baby Queens in Waikiki. Read More

Incidental Lives

Parkinson’s patient’s trek proves feet of strength

Chris Dacus’ journey of 1,080 miles started not with the proverbial one step, but with niggling internal voices that kept saying “don’t” and “can’t” and “better not.” Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Ferd's Words

Aiea grad Cox works way into a career as MLB scout

The odds of anybody at Saturday’s Atlanta Braves tryout at Mililani High making the major leagues might well be somewhere between slim to none. But, then, the man running the tryouts, Dan Cox, is a poster guy for overcoming long odds. Read More

Further Review

Tomey’s book captures his ‘unforgettable years’ at UH

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm
The University of Hawaii football team — led by a young first-time head coach — lost one more regular-season game than it won. But there’s excitement about what’s to come. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Siam Garden creates a splendid sequel

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 12:46 am
Siam Garden Cafe Thai Food on Waialae Avenue, sister restaurant to Siam Garden Cafe on Nimitz Highway, faithfully replicates the formula of the original with a few added costars. Read More

She Speaks

Digital trainer keeps you going, step by step

Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 10:29 am
If sitting is the new smoking, then I’m a five-pack-a-day sitter. Sometimes two or three hours go by without me getting up from my desk. Read More

‘Boozy slushies’ provide cool summer refreshment

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a frozen cocktail. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Yvette Nii

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Yvette Nii was moving and cooing to music videos before she could talk, singing along to her big sister’s Mariah Carey cassette when she was 4. Read More


Governor mixes it up with typical complacency

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Online clamor shifts justice system back to mob rule

Sometimes I worry 21st-century technology is taking us back to the 18th century when it comes to punishing criminals. Read More
Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 12:14 am

On Politics

Hirono emerges from surgery, to battle GOP health bill and Trump

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Hirono has always been a strong liberal Democrat, but whether it was Donald Trump’s election or joining the fight to beat cancer, she has become all the more forceful. Read More

Show Biz

CBS wastes opportunity with new ‘Five-0’ cast picks

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Amid a swirl of equal pay issues and racial discrimination allegations triggered by the recent departure of actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park from “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS has missed a golden opportunity to right a wrong. Read More