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Lee Cataluna: Kauai feels the burden of overtourism

The new Kauai Tourism Strategic Plan has at its heart a stunning premise — that tourism has reached capacity on the island. Read More

Passengers age 7 or older allowed on isle motorcycles

Question: Can you please tell me what the law is for kids riding as passengers on motorcycles? Read More

Readers offer outtakes on movies filmed in Hawaii

I received several interesting comments from readers regarding my columns about the movies “In Harm’s Way” (Aug. 10) and “The Descendants” (Sept. 7). Read More

Kokua Line: Security deposit due within 14 days of lease end

Question: Is there a time limit for your landlord giving you back your security deposit? Read More

Magnum Reloaded: Sunset on the Beach welcomes ‘Magnum P.I.’ to the ohana

The casts of “Magnum” and “Hawaii Five-0” seemed to share a feeling of awe while being cheered and surrounded by fans at the red-carpet event. Read More

Kokua Line: No doubling up on gold star for license or ID applicants

Question: Can you think why it may be a good reason to get a state ID card even if I have a valid “gold star” driver’s license? Read More

Lee Cataluna: Ige’s not hiding, but he’s totally dodging

Republican gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupola sent out an email blast last week with the provocative subject line: “Can You Believe He’s Hiding?” Read More

Dyer’s feats at UH, life afterward are legendary

Long before there was a University of Hawaii athletic Circle of Honor or a classification in it for “legend” inductions, there was James “Skippy” Dyer, who pretty much defined the category. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Megumi Odin reopens Vegan Hills in Kaimuki

It’s nearly impossible to call yourself a vegetarian or a vegan in Hawaii without knowing the work of Megumi Odin. Since opening Peace Cafe a decade ago Odin has been one of Oahu’s leading proponents of green eating. Read More

By Request: Spam chips a surprising, super easy snack food

Spam chips. Sounds bad. Sounds wrong. Perhaps you are swearing you could never, ever, in a billion years even touch such a thing. Oh, loosen up. Read More

Kokua Line: City explains how to cancel license or ID appointment

Question: I recently took my 95-year-old mother to get her state ID several days before her current one was due to expire. I made an appointment because I didn’t want to subject her to the hours-long wait I had heard about. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Duquesne expects Hawaii game will boost program

From atop “The Bluff,” where Duquesne University’s urban hilltop campus is located, a remarkable view of the Monongahela River and much of the historic South Side of the city unfolds before you. Read More

Kokua Line: Spike in driver’s license renewals peaks in October, city says

Question: Regarding the 2018 spike in driver’s license renewals (808ne.ws/910lic), when will it slow down? My license doesn’t expire until late January, and I am wondering whether I should wait to renew. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH football miles ahead of competition in air time

When you are the Rainbow Warriors, football’s most widely traveled team — college or pro — there is more to the aerial game than passing the ball and more to the ground game than handing it off. Read More

Volcanic Ash: Dispute about rail delays puts HART over a barrel

It’s hard to decide what’s worse, the persistent bad news about Oahu’s $9 billion rail project or the city’s unrelenting efforts to put a happy face on the problems. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Media spotlight is not for everyone

Attention is catnip for some, kryptonite for others. I think every journalist has navigated the tender negotiations of convincing a reticent person it will all be OK. Usually it is. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Missed opportunities frustrate UH in loss to Black Knights

The University of Hawaii football team traveled 4,950 miles to get to the U.S. Military Academy but dropped from the unbeaten ranks because it couldn’t go just 11 more yards Saturday. Read More

On Politics: Passive-aggressive ‘school tax’ proposal could turn out more aggressive than it seems

If it is possible to have a passive-aggressive tax bill, the proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at funding public education may be it. Read More

Show Biz: Bette Midler wows in ‘Dolly’ during final Broadway run

It’s in-between seasons now on Broadway, with the final curtain drawn for 2018 as the big reveal of the fall shows proceeds in full gear. Read More

In the Lineup: Pro surfer Carissa Moore reflects on waves and life

As she surfed her way to first place at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro Sept. 9, the three-time world champion’s maneuvers were as flowing and rhythmic as lines of music. Read More


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