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Kokua Line: Customer disputes citation for taking up 2 parking spaces

Question: My elderly neighbor (in her 80s) was recently given what looks like a parking ticket while shopping at the City Square Shopping Center. Read More

Ferd Lewis: If not for injury, UCF’s Milton might have been at the Heisman

As is the custom at Heisman Trophy media events, reporters wedge themselves, sometimes three and four deep, arrayed in round table fashion with one finalist at each table in a question-and-answer format. Read More

Tua Tagovailoa finishes second with highest runner-up total in Heisman history

When Tua Tagovailoa chose to accept a football scholarship at Alabama, Nani Vegas, his former religion teacher at Saint Louis School and confidant over the years, questioned him about the decision. Read More

On Politics: Dreaming big for Hawaii mired by small goals, petty politics

To be good, a governor’s inaugural address should not be about the person delivering it; rather, it should speak with confidence and hope and about those governed. Read More

In the Lineup: Keala Kennelly’s titanic wave-riding belies her size

Big-wave champion ­Keala Kennelly is her own best critic. Read More
 

Lee Cataluna: It wasn’t a bomb; it was just Gov. Ige

On Monday around lunchtime, some people in downtown Honolulu heard a big, reverberating boom. And then another. And another. Read More

Ocean Watch: Spiny lobsters cry out when in distress

Hawaii hosts four spiny lobster species that lack the large front pincers of the Atlantic’s American lobster. Read More
 

Tua Tagovailoa’s childhood dream becomes reality at Heisman festivities

Nothing, not even ankle surgery earlier this week, it seemed, was going to keep Tua Tagovailoa from a round of Friday’s Heisman festivities. Read More

Marcus Mariota predicted Tua Tagovailoa’s rise 4 years ago

“There is this kid at my school in Hawaii,” Marcus Mariota started to say as reporters leaned closer to listen over the lunchtime din at a Times Square hotel. Read More

Lee Cataluna: World-class beach is already a playground

I’m not sure what a world-class playground is, but I’m pretty sure what a world-class beach is, and I think Ala Moana beach park probably qualifies, especially if the bathrooms get clean and stay clean, the plumbing and irrigation features are fully functional, there are places to park and the nearshore water isn’t gunked up with trash or stream runoff or wastewater spills. Read More

Rearview Mirror: Pearl Harbor pilot overcame 500 bullet holes in his plane

In April I wrote about two pilots who took off and engaged the attacking Japanese Zeros on Dec. 7, 1941. Read More

Kokua Line: Go online or call insurers to choose dental plan ASAP

Question: You had an article that said retired military need to sign up for dental. I need the phone number or a list of the companies that we can call. Read More

Kokua Line: Abigail Kawananakoa’s dog in courtroom is a service animal, lawyer says

Question: Is any participant in a court case allowed to bring their dog into court? If no, on what basis is Ms. Kawananakoa afforded this privilege? Maybe the dog is a service animal? If that’s the case, would any person with a service dog be allowed to bring it to court? Read More

Lee Cataluna: Thirty Meter Telescope debate not over with recent ruling

In October the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state’s approval of a conservation district use permit to build the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, and it may have seemed like that was the end of the matter. Read More
 

Magnum Reloaded: Halfway through 1st season, ‘Magnum P.I.’ finds rhythm

Having an experienced cast and crew has provided the freshman series with the right foundation. Read More

$5 buys top ‘By Request’ recipes of 2018

Our Top 5 recipe offer has been a holiday tradition for a decade-plus, starting in the old Honolulu Star-Bulletin and continuing in Crave. Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Cafe Asia pulls off fine fusion cuisine

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Many people would trade places with us to live in Hawaii, so we’re familiar with the story of vacationers eventually setting down roots here. But few have made the decision as quickly as Chen Pan and Kylee Lin. Read More

By Request: Turmeric adds dimension to adobo

Among all the truths that I held self-evident, one was this: Adobo is made with shoyu. Turns out that’s only true most of the time. Read More

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