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KAT WADE / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
                                Evelyn Ahlo, executive director of Hawaii’s Plantation Village, shows off the large grass area where a temporary pop-up homeless shelter will soon be constructed at the Waipahu Cultural Center last week.
Editorial: HONU has hope for the homeless

Despite ongoing pushes to shed Hawaii’s ranking as having the highest per capita rate of homelessness nationwide, the problem persists. Read more

Island Voices

COURTESY OF THE RESIDENCES AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONOLULU
                                The Mandarin Oriental Hotel will have 99 residences above 125 hotel rooms.
Column: Let taller buildings rise at Ala Moana

A recent Star-Advertiser editorial identified a trend in the Ala Moana neighborhood: namely, more market-rate condos are being built instead of affordable housing (“No TOD benefits for luxury condos,” Our Vew, Oct. 2). Read more

Letters

Letters: Not challenging Russia makes one its ‘asset’

An “asset” is defined as a useful or valuable thing, person or quality. You don’t have to own something for it to be your asset. Read more

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Off the News

COURTESY CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
                                State, city and nongovernment organization workers, and volunteers worked to clean up Waianae’s Kea‘au Beach Park this morning.
Editorial: Vast piles of trash at Waianae beach

The homeless “sweeps” such as what occurred Tuesday at Waianae’s Kea‘au Beach Park require more than a few brooms — and more than a few people. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

PIXABAY
Column: Professional development will enable women to ascend

It’s been a very long time since women were a novelty in the workplace — but why does equality still elude our workplaces? Read more

Name in the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / OCT. 11
                                Athline Clark, monument superintendent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, sits at the boat ramp near the University of Hawaii Marine Center Sand Island facility, where she paddles. Joining her, from left to right, are Dellia Johnson, 11, Rosedina James, 11, Nerisha Batlog, 4, Tera Johnson, 10, and Ciara Batlok, 10.
Q&A with Athline Clark, superintendent of Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument

According to NOAA’s monument superintendent Athline Clark, Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument is bearing up under strain. Read more

Kauakukalahale

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The women of Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua, of Waikapu, Maui, under the direction of kumu Kamaka Kukona, perform “Kahi, Lua, Kolu” during the hula ‘auana competition in the 56th annual Merrie Monarch Festival on April 27, 2019.
Column: Pākuʻi lua ka malo, hawa maila ka ule

Synopsis: Words for body parts and bodily functions are not taboo in Hawaiian simply because their English counterparts are so in English. Read more

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H.
Column: Tulsi Gabbard’s tilting at windmills grows increasingly irrelevant

You don’t run for president of the United States because you are modest, but the wrong-headed self-importance of Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign has gone from being a national political oddity to just becoming tedious. Read more

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