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                                Waianae Intermediate School teacher makes preparations for the start of school inside her classroom.
Editorial: Find viable ways to hike teacher pay

Volumes of pedagogical research and the recollection of countless former students tell us that key to success in the classroom is the guiding force of an able teacher. Read more

Island Voices

Maria Stamas, based in San Francisco, works to accelerate climate-action in cities nationwide with a focus on developing and strengthening equitable clean-energy policies for buildings. She has led advocacy efforts before the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission and the California Legislature.
Column: Bill 25 provisions would be affordable for builders and buyers

Honolulu’s City Council is considering Bill 25, a code to require new homes and buildings to be more energy efficient and more affordable for residents. Read more


                                A woman rubs sunscreen on herself before she gets into the water off Makalei Beach Park.
Letters: Study alters assumptions about suncreens, reefs; Super Bowl show hits new low; Chinatown homeless relief

Study alters assumptions about suncreens, reef; Super Bowl show hits new low for NFL; Chinatown residents deserve homeless relief. Read more

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Off the News

                                Pow Wow artists work on their murals that are on Cooke St. in Kakaako. This is Michelle Hoogveld from Calgary, Canada, in front of her mural that she is working. on. She may title it “Something About Love.”
Off the News: Pow! Wow! returns to Kakaako

It’s the 10th year of graffiti art, some of it quite compelling, gracing walls throughout the gradually gentrifying district of Kakaako. Known as Pow! Wow! Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                This school lunch consisting of teriyaki chicken, brown rice, mixed vegetables, and sliced oranges was served at a local school as part of a program that incorporated fresh and local products.
Column: Let’s not roll back on Hawaii schools’ healthy lunch strides

We need to stand up to the Trump administration’s misguided attempts to weaken nutrition standards. Read more

Name in the News

                                Ed Sniffen, deputy DOT director for the Highways Division.
Ed Sniffen: The DOT deputy director works to keep the state’s highways in good shape

Ed Sniffen, the deputy director of the state Department of Transportation’s Highways Division, has had a lot on his mind lately: coastal highways crumbling from erosion, rocks falling on the Pali Highway, jaywalkers crossing Kamehameha Highway at Laniakea Beach to look at turtles. Read more


                                Exterior of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offices located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway.
Column: Hulikua ʻia ke kuleana, hehikū ʻia ka pono

A lawsuit has been filed against the state in order to put an end to the misuse of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Hawaiian community must be vigilant to make sure that the state plays fair. Read more

On Politics

                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park on Feb. 12.
Richard Borreca: For mayoral hopefuls, including 2 political newbies, time will be of the essence

Because he has never run for office in Hawaii, Rick Blangiardi may be considered a political outsider — but the campaign team revealed when Blangiardi announced for mayor last week was a perfectly balanced cast of insiders. Read more

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