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Our View

COURTESY HAWAII STADIUM AUTHORITY 
                                Artist rendering and concept of a new Aloha Stadium.
Editorial: Stadium redo must have local housing

At the center of the vision for an entertainment-anchored district in Halawa is redevelopment of Aloha Stadium — downsized to about 35,000 seats from the current capacity of 50,000. Read more

Island Voices

HONOLULU.GOV
Column: Special permit is next challenge for Ala Moana beach park

For more than four years, growing numbers of local residents have raised objections over the city’s plans for Ala Moana Regional Park and Magic Island — “the People’s Park” — documented by Read more

Letters

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified, Feb. 27, during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people.
Letters: New food-stamp rules could push folks to brink; Audits on OHA fell short; Counter fossil fuels with vote

New food-stamp rules could push folks to brink; Audits on OHA fell short, if they had been done; Counter fossil fuels with vote, greener spending. Read more

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Off the News

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A carpet of synthetic turf has been installed in the median at 92-1300 Panana St., fronting Mauka Lani Elementary School in Makakilo, November 18, 2019. View of the median looking south.
Off the News: Fake grass eases endless turf wars

As much as artificial grass seems distasteful in the islands, sympathy is due for the long-suffering gardening crews. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                                The persistence of the suffragists secured the right for women to vote, via the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
Column: Women’s vote equals women’s voice

We are excited to bring “Flat Susan B” into classrooms, to youth groups, and to as many boys and girls as we can reach. We hope that you and your children will join us on this educational and historical journey. Read more

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.
Name in the News: Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, of HI Good Neighbor

HI Good Neighbor, a group of citizens strongly opposed to the proliferation of “monster homes” — hulking detached dwellings — in residential neighborhoods, traces its grassroots start to late 2017, when members found themselves voicing concerns at a City Council meeting. Read more

Kauakukalahale

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                On Friday, Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim, held a blessing event for the land and buildings that their nonprofit Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has acquired for a future educational center and learning farm in Haleiwa town.
Column: Ola hou ʻo Haleʻiwa i ke Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

Synopsis: The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, established by the musician Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim, is committed to the production of local, sustainable food, education on sustainability, and the reduction of waste. Read more

On Politics

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Former University of Hawaii regent Jeff Portnoy filed a federal lawsuit against the Legislature over a new law that downsized the UH regents board to 11 members from 15.
Richard Borreca: Jeff Portnoy’s complaints on Legislature worthy, but changing legislators might be only recourse

Jeff Portnoy is not what you would call a burn-the-books radical. Read more

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