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COURTESY DLNR
                                Teams conducting surveys found evidence of coral bleaching at Kaneohe Bay.
Editorial: Loss of reefs puts shorelines at risk

In August, in response to ocean temperatures trending at slightly higher than typical temperatures, scientists braced for the possibility of a widespread coral bleaching across the islands — and asked oceangoers to report on the severity of damage. Read more

Island Voices

Nicole Kahielani Peltzer, an East-West Center graduate degree fellow, is pursuing her master’s in public health policy and management.
Column: Veterans lack mental health services

After this past Veterans Day, I feel profoundly disquieted. Read more

Letters

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kapolei Regional Park.
Letter: Build more, smaller accessible playgrounds

Here’s an example of a playground deal that “makes sense” (“Caldwell reaffirms support for Ala Moana playground,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 8). Read more

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Off the News

PIXABAY
From Hospice Hawaii to Navian Hawaii

It makes complete sense that Hospice Hawaii — now Navian Hawaii — would want to change its name so potential clients understand its mission is expanding beyond end-of-life care, to include care of those with curable illnesses. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

COURTESY KEVIN MARTIN
                                Kevin Martin served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry scout, including 11 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where his vehicle was struck by roadside bombs, twice, five days apart in August 2011; he suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained.
Column: Purple Heart veteran with PTSD urges funding for psychedelic drug research

Voting against psychedelic drug therapy research is a vote against the well-being of veterans and everyone else who is suffering from mental health problems. Read more

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                 Paula Akana. The retired veteran journalist takes the reins at Iolani Palace, which has a big repair bill.
Name in the News: Paula Akana

Paula Akana has soured on honey. That sweet byproduct of a bee colony contains moisture that can do damage to a fragile historic structure, she said. Read more

Kauakukalahale

PIXABAY
Column: He manaʻo anei ko ka inoa o ka mea lapaʻau hou?

Synopsis: A look at the mysterious naming practices surrounding new drugs being ubiquitously advertised on TV. Is there a relationship to meaning? Read more

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                More than 30 oil drilling rigs are idle in a Helmerich & Payne, Inc. yard in Odessa, Texas, along Highway 80, as rig counts drop in the Permian Basin. The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes.
Richard Borreca: Big questions being raised about Big Oil

The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes. Read more

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