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Hold off on that romaine lettuce

Today’s Thanksgiving feasts will surely have the obligatory turkey and pumpkin pie — but for at least 11 states on the mainland, avoid salads with romaine lettuce. Read More

Appetite for turkey falls off slightly

If you’ve noticed the price of your Thanksgiving turkey tick down a bit, that’s because of fickle American tastes. Read More

A tiny dent in affordable housing demand

Within the past few weeks, thousands of people have picked up applications for 310 condos representing the moderately priced and government-subsidized portion of The Central Ala Moana project. Read More

HART checks off items on its to-do list

Oahu residents have become so accustomed to whopping cost figures where rail is concerned that the $13.2 million claims payment for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. seems like pocket change. Sadly, of course, it is not. Read More

Watch out for Freeway Service Patrol

Should you, while motoring along the H-1 or H-2, spot a state Freeway Serv­ice Patrol truck parked next to zipping freeway traffic, show our flat-tire first responders some respect. Read More

Assessing the impact of Navy SEALS

To be sure, the Navy SEALs and other special-ops forces do dangerous, mission-critical work on behalf of the American people — many times under cover of darkness, literally and figuratively. Read More

Making sense of those blank ballots

Sometimes the story is not in the votes, but the non-votes — though they can be hard to interpret. Read More

The Man leaves legacy of superheroes

One doesn’t have to be a fan girl or fan boy to mourn the loss of the great Stan “The Man” Lee, who died Monday at 95; after all, the Marvel Universe has grown tremendously since Lee’s humble start as a comic-book writer. Read More

Not quite 24K magic, but post-Bruno concerts cool

Until Bruno Mars lit up Aloha Stadium last week, no big-draw musical event had ever brought three shows to the venue, with some 110,000 seats sold. Read More

Progress on hotel strike — in other cities

The discouraging word: The Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers strike has entered its second month, passing a threshold not often seen in Hawaii or elsewhere any more. Read More

Down to the wire in a few local races

Hawaii had its own election drama with tight races on Tuesday night — into Wednesday morning. Read More

Time to put those election signs away

Everyone got their chance to exercise their freedom to vote on Tuesday. Read More

Election volunteering still an option

It’s Election Day, and with same-day registration, there’s no excuse for not showing up at the polls. Read More

Remember, West Coast is 2 hours ahead

Daylight Saving Time ended in Sunday’s wee hours, with the clocks “falling back” an hour. Read More

Obamacare lives, and enrollment is open

With Halloween still visible in the rear-view mirror, perhaps it bears noting that the Affordable Care Act is still alive and not in the grave where congressional critics have labored to put it. Read More

Campaign spending? Follow the rules

Political spending is topical every campaign season, but it’s former congressional candidate Kaniela Ing’s violations that bring it to mind currently. Read More

Look out for trick-or-treaters, and stay dry

The little ghosts and goblins — not to mention superheroes and princesses — will be out in full force tonight, weather willing. Read More

A bigger sanctuary for turtles

It’s fitting that honu conservation is figuring prominently into redevelopment plans in the works at Sea Life Park. Read More

A natural high in Central Oahu

For nature enthusiasts, last week ended on a positive note: news of 2,900 acres set aside as the Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area. Read More

Wind turbines dangerous to hoary bats

A 30-turbine wind farm on the North Shore wants the state to support its plan to put in place more measures aimed at reducing killings of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat while also allowing a higher death limit. Read More

Speak up for freedom of speech

This week we’re marking the 14th annual Free Speech Week. Read More

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