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Editorial: Airports need a new authority

Amid a steady climb in tourist arrivals, United Airlines, the dominant carrier flying to Hawaii, last year announced plans to invest $200 million to upgrade airports here through the next several years. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Oahu resilience strategy a good start

Mayor Kirk Caldwell recently released “Ola: O‘ahu Resilience Strategy,” the product of an extensive 18-month planning process involving hundreds of residents, committee members and stakeholders. Read more


Letter: TMT must move forward for humanity’s benefit

I am not native to this state, but when the news broke that the Thirty Meter Telescope would be built, my pride in Hawaii grew to enormous size (“TMT to proceed,” Star-Advertiser, June 21). Read more

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Off the News

Labor force looks weaker

According to the latest figures, released last week, May’s overall labor-force count in the islands fell to the lowest level in more than four years as the state’s economy continued to lose steam. Read more


O‘ahu Resilience plan outlines bold choices

The plan concerns climate change — as well as other factors that have made Honolulu living less resilient. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Kevin Allen

As the primary responder to ocean emergencies islandwide up to one mile out to sea, Honolulu’s Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division maintains a year-round vigilance along nearly 200 miles of coastline. Read more


Column: Holo ʻāʻā kama hele ua piʻoloke i ke kuhihewa

Synopsis: Lithium ion batteries are recognized as being somewhat unstable. The incident at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, however, shows that we travelers are not prepared to handle such emergencies. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Tough issues of TMT for governor, TVUs for mayor require leadership neither has shown

Gov. David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell are likely to leave office with a legacy haunted by two big issues they never campaigned on, couldn’t hide from and are probably so divisive, they couldn’t win. Read more

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