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Kokua Line: Waikiki resident bemoans disparity in parking fees

Question: How does the city decide where to put parking meters and where to let free street parking prevail? Read More

Volcanic Ash: Firm federal law enforcers cover for local indifference

Most welcome here is seeing state law enforcers finally show up to help confront the sewer of improbity swirling around us, after sitting on the sideline far too long and leaving it to the feds to clean up local corruption. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Turn up the heater! (There is no heater)

Friends and family in far-away snowy places might be laughing and rolling their eyes, but when it’s in the low 60s in Honolulu overnight, there is no denying that it’s cold. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH athletics not chicken when it comes to sponsors

It wasn’t just the 31-23 loss in the University of Hawaii’s last visit to Nevada-Las Vegas in 2017 that had some Rainbow Warrior fans talking after the game. It was, well, the chicken fingers. Or, lack thereof. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers, others cope with closure of Diamond Head beach path

Bulldozers line the Kuilei Cliffs at Diamond Head Beach Park, where the main beach access way, a paved public footpath, has been plowed up and cut off by a high fence since Feb. 4. Read More

Show Biz: Hawaii’s Ruthie Ann Miles to star in ‘Camelot’ production

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star as King Arthur and Hawaii’s Ruthie Ann Miles will be Nimue in “Camelot,” a one-night-only benefit at and for Lincoln Center Theater, at 6:30 p.m. March 4 in New York. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Caddie flap proves costly to Matt Kuchar’s reputation

Matt Kuchar was effusive in the praise of his substitute caddie when they won the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico in November. But not so much, when it came to paying him. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Who has the time for all that (allegedly)?

As more and more dirty details emerge in the multiple investigations into Katherine Kealoha and her hapless husband, the former chief of the Honolulu Police Department, several questions arise from the murky depths of this incredibly tangled situation: Read More

Kokua Line: Aina Haina library closure is extended again, to April

Question: Will the Aina Haina library ever reopen? I miss my library community! Read More

Ferd Lewis: Carper leads UH’s big men in Cal Poly mismatch

Center Dawson Carper was standing flat-footed in the green paint minding his own business Thursday night when a missed shot caromed directly into his hands. Read More

Kokua Line: ‘Sweetheart swindle’ reported among fastest-growing U.S. scams

Question: You write about scams where people threaten you but can you also write about ones where they try to be your friend, or even your boyfriend, and then take your money? Read More

Kokua Line: Bicycles in Beretania path should be Ewa-bound only

Neither bicyclists, motorists nor pedestrians should assume that all bike lanes operate under the same rules. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Weak week gives Hawaii an opportunity to make a move

If the Big West Conference portion of the University of Hawaii men’s basketball schedule was a candy bar, this week would be its cream-filled center. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Man’s best friendship has become obsessive

Today humans’ relationships with their dogs can sometimes seem needy and enmeshed. Hawaii needs to get a grip on the always-and-everywhere obsession with dogs. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Dana’s in Waipahu offers Filipino ‘kamayan’ feast

The Filipino-style “kamayan” meal offered by Dana’s Restaurant and Catering in Waipahu is a bountiful spread of food laid out over foil and banana leaves, with diners invited to grab and devour all that catches their eye. Read More

Magnum Reloaded: Secondary characters, storylines help develop ‘Magnum P.I.’

With a second season guaranteed, fans can look forward to learning more about Higgins, Kumu and Det. Katsumoto. Read More

Incidental Lives: Kaimuki resident’s documented walks unite community

There were any number of moments when Sue Shishido Saffery might have realized that her modest personal project had taken on a life of its own, but it may have been when a woman she had never met before in person asked her to walk by a house in Kaimuki and snap a photo for her. Read More

Kokua Line: Fee hike for street parking fuels questions and complaints

Question: I noticed rates for metered parking will increase. Are vehicles with handicap placards able to park in metered stalls with no charge? Read More


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