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                                Retired Lt. Commander Lou Conter, one of three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, is given a special gate-side welcome by Hawaiian Airlines at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport upon his arrival on Tuesday. Conter is expected to be the last USS Arizona survivor to join the annual ceremony.
Editorial: Losing our WWII heroes

In what has become a poignant dwindling over the decades, just three crewmen of the USS Arizona, bombed by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941, are alive today. Read more

Island Voices

Dr. John Lauris Wade is legislative liaison for the Hawaii Radiologic Society.
Column: Medicare’s fee schedule inadequate for doctors in Hawaii

By Drs. John Lauris Wade, Douglas Calvert and Lynda M. Dolan Read more


                                The overall United States’ rate of gun deaths is about three times higher than Hawaii’s rate, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress.
Letters: Misleading report on gun-deaths; States shouldn’t export their homeless; Ukrainians died while Trump held up aid

The article, “In Hawaii a person is killed with a gun every 8 days” (Star-Advertiser, Nov. 25), was incomplete; Good for the family sent here, because New York has too many homeless people. But so do we; 13 Ukrainian soldiers died during the many weeks that Trump withheld the military aid. Read more

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Off the News

                                Participants in the 2018 Honolulu Marathon made their way to the start line along Ala Moana Blvd. on Sunday.
Marathon draws from near and far

Judging by the multilingual posts on Twitter, the 47th annual Honolulu Marathon Sunday will be as international an event as ever. Read more


                                Beachgoers walk along the jetty near Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki as a surfer climbs out of the water.
Being thankful: Readers share letters of blessings

To launch the holiday season, we asked readers to share what they’re thankful for. Many wrote in, with heartfelt stories and blessings — today, we share a collection with you. Our thanks go out to our readers: Each and every day, we celebrate the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of us all. Read more

Name in the News

                                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


                                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

                                Keith Kaneshiro, the elected prosecutor who has served in that office in various stretches for almost 20 years, has been told by the federal government that he is the target of a federal investigation, and was forced to take a leave of absence.
Richard Borreca: Scandals have bruised Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office, so new blood would be very welcome

Because of either mismanagement or staff corruption, there is agreement that the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office is in crisis. Read more

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