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Kokua Line

Holiday traffic prompts restriction on lane closures

Question: Why does the state insist on continuing roadwork when everyone is rushing around during the holidays? Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Lee Cataluna

Amid cancer fight, Hirono’s force seems to grow

Mazie Hirono said her piece, turned away from the camera and I swear, icicles formed and broke in that D.C. hallway because she was so cold. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:44 am

By Request

Library benefit cookbook celebrates old Waipahu


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The Friends of Waipahu Public Library’s new cookbook mixes recipes with the memories of those who call Waipahu home. Read More

TheBuzz

After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road


Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

In the Lineup

Surfing is competitive but we should play fair


Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Conditions were near-perfect on the afternoon of Nov. 30, Day Two of the Maui Women’s Pro at Honolua Bay, as the waves arrived like ranks of goddesses — tall, lithe and glittery gray — to be welcomed by the women surfing in thisculminating event of the world championship tour. What followed was a visual symphony. Read More

Incidental Lives

Young chef taps budding cooking skill to nab prize


Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm
When Kapolei resident Melveen Yoshihara had her kitchen renovated last year, she didn’t anticipate the effect the project would have on her 12-year-old son, Achilles, who took one glance at the shiny new cooking space and felt a stirring in his culinary soul. Read More

Ferd's Words

Power Five kills hopes of smaller conferences

If there were any lingering doubts about the widening chasm between the power conferences and everybody else in NCAA women’s volleyball, this week should have removed them. Read More

Further Review

The journey to 26.2 miles begins with a single step


Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm
It’s 4 a.m., and I am prone on that low wall that separates Ala Moana Beach Park from Ala Moana Boulevard. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Okinawan peanut tofu worth seeking out


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm
I love a good food movie but often leave the theater feeling hungry and something like unrequited love. It happens when the food starring in the film is unobtainable locally. That’s what I felt following last month’s Honolulu International Film Festival screening of “Jimami Tofu,” a love story about a humble chef and a snobby Tokyo-based food critic whose cold heart is thawed by a taste of home. Read More

She Speaks

‘Influencers’ infiltrate media tour, annoy veteran reporter


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm
It was a rude awakening. A young brunette in a tiny sundress traipsing around a field of sunflowers, a photographer following dutifully behind. She was one of half a dozen “reporters” on a media tour recently. Read More

Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:14 am
Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz


Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Departures and arrivals made month memorable


Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 12:25 am
It’s the last Sunday of November and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Ige inherits tech problem and creates 2 of his own


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Nothing ever seems to compute when the state upgrades its computers, and Gov. David Ige has made little headway in changing the calculus. Read More

On Politics

Congressional Republicans’ tax-cut reforms will end up slashing Hawaii GOP further


Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:02 pm
The headline running across the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s front page on Aug. 9, 1974, quoting the new president, Gerald Ford, summed it up: “Our Nightmare is Over.” Read More

Show Biz

12 songs of Christmas brighten holidays in Hawaii


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 12:06 am
Check out Wayne Harada’s list of 12 island holiday favorites — many of which are common on radio playlists, with a few somewhat oboslete, but still memorable, picks thrown in for good measure. Read More