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Kokua Line: Waiahole bridge needs replacing, not repairing, state says

Question: When are they fixing the Waiahole bridge? It’s insufficient now, and the poi factory is bringing in more traffic. Read More

On Politics: CNN win over Trump is present-day echo of Borreca v. Fasi

“Borreca v. Fasi” was one of the first federal decisions regarding rights of reporters to attend public news conferences, and was cited in last week’s CNN ruling. Read More

Show Biz: National tour of ‘King and I’ welcomes 2 Hawaii actors

Two Hawaii actors are in the second national tour company of “The King and I,” the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic now on a seven-month journey of cities in the U.S. and Canada. Alas, Hawaii isn’t on the tour agenda. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers seize solitude when they can

Alone, the sound of the waves breaking seemed louder to me, with different, musical cadences in different waves. Read More

Lee Cataluna: When hype overpowers fact, we get mongoosed

Overheated public relations campaigns and news coverage that unquestioningly repeats a press release are not exclusive to our current era. Take the case of the mongoose’s introduction to Hawaii. Read More

Volcanic Ash: Lieutenant governor needs a real job or save us the big salary

Hawaii LGs have struggled to find meaningful roles since statehood. They come into office with grand plans, only to find themselves toiling at the governor’s whim with assignments that are often menial. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Cordeiro saves UH’s senior night with late heroics

The fans came laden with lei and hope, and freshman quarterback Chevan Cordeiro brought the magic on a night that, even by senior night standards, will be long remembered in University of Hawaii football annals. Read More

Ocean Watch: Even a walk down a pier has potential for adventure

Back when we moored our sailboat Honu on the outer row of the Ala Wai Boat Harbor, every walk down the pier was a potential adventure. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Warriors must stop ‘Lightning’ from striking

In its 2018 media guide, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas politely, but firmly, reminds folks that the football team is not to be called the “Runnin’ Rebels.” Read More

Kokua Line: Energetic Bruno Mars fans not seen as threat to Aloha Stadium

Readers had questions after Bruno Mars wrapped up his “24K Magic” tour with three concerts at Aloha Stadium. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Musician plans big for no-rest holiday

A year ago college student Chris Yick had a big idea. The ‘Iolani class of 2016 alumnus wanted to set up a nonprofit organization to bring chamber music experiences and education to Hawaii. Read More

Rearview Mirror: St. Louis Alumni Association clubhouse featured Mariota’s ‘NFL Draft Party’

Classmates at Saint Louis School remain close all their lives after graduating. One reason for that might be that they have their own clubhouse in Moiliili. Read More

Kokua Line: Old food truck marring Maunalua Bay lingers despite complaints

Question: Auwe! What is going on with that big white truck in the Maunalua Bay parking lot? It’s been there for weeks if not months. Read More

Kokua Line: Pothole-weary motorists seek repayments and repairs

Question: Who do I contact in the city for tire damage due to a pothole? Read More

Lee Cataluna: Time to plan for next election already here

It’s not too soon to be thinking about the next election, even if everyone’s sick of it all right now. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Garden Island Cafe offers big taste at a small price

Longtime fans of Garden Island Cafe make the long drive to Waipahu to feed their cravings, now that the restaurant has moved from Manoa. Read More

Incidental Lives: 72-year-old new lawyer starts quest for justice

Among family, friends and even casual acquaintances, 72-year-old Honolulu resident Kay Lorraine is well known for meeting challenges with a shrug, a smile and healthy dose of humor. Read More

Tech View: Camp Chef offers home cooking after the lights go out

Nowadays it seems like 100-year storms are an everyday occurrence. When the next Iniki-­magnitude hurricane hits Hawaii, all bets are off on how long we’ll be without electricity and water. Read More


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