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Sterling Higa: Viewing Hawaii’s Culture Through A Japanese Lens Sterling Higa/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: Viewing Hawaii’s Culture Through A Japanese Lens

Look around Osaka, and you’ll see examples of traditional culture surviving in modern urban settings. Can we say the same in the islands?

Chad Blair: Why Bikini Islanders Bought Land On The Big Island

Chad Blair: Why Bikini Islanders Bought Land On The Big Island

The Micronesians have been nomads since the U.S. tested nuclear weapons there in the 1940s and 1950s.

Denby Fawcett: Mailbox Crime Didn’t Begin With The Kealoha Case Flickr.com

Denby Fawcett: Mailbox Crime Didn’t Begin With The Kealoha Case

Even those big blue Postal Service containers have been stolen occasionally. But most mail thieves grab the contents and run — they don’t take the boxes.

Danny De Gracia: Oahu’s Public Spaces Are Embarrassing Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Oahu’s Public Spaces Are Embarrassing

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Gov. David Ige need to take a bus loaded with staff and visit every street, public park and public bathroom with notepads in hand.

Sterling Higa: A Marketing Whiz In A World That’s Moving Beyond TV Courtesy of Andrew Tran

Sterling Higa: A Marketing Whiz In A World That’s Moving Beyond TV

A Moanalua High School graduate finds success — and an Emmy Award — in the revolutionary business of social media advertising and promotions.

Neal Milner: Confessions Of A Long-Distance Grandparent Courtesy of Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Confessions Of A Long-Distance Grandparent

It takes practice to cruise successfully with the little ones. No-distance grandparents get that, while long-distance ones are always relearning.

Denby Fawcett: Yellow Bowls And The Ugly Wartime History They Symbolize Courtesy Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Denby Fawcett: Yellow Bowls And The Ugly Wartime History They Symbolize

The 120 bowls in varying shades of yellow are being taken to camps where innocent Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too

Emerging as one of President Trump’s most vocal critics plays well with the senator’s political base, but what about all those federal investigations in her own backyard?

Sterling Higa: I Don’t Need A Car Anymore, And I’m Not The Only One Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: I Don’t Need A Car Anymore, And I’m Not The Only One

As we move toward an era of less reliance on personal automobiles, some millennials have never even gotten their licenses.

Health Beat: Opioid Makers Should Have To Pay For The Problems They’ve Created Flickr: Dexters

Health Beat: Opioid Makers Should Have To Pay For The Problems They’ve Created

Put the money toward research, treatment and finding ways to better the health of everyone, the same as we did with tobacco settlements.

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer

The state is in the process of signing the area over to the city but the deal is taking longer to work out.

Chad Blair: This Is What It Sounds Like When Bills Die

Chad Blair: This Is What It Sounds Like When Bills Die

On the last day of conference committee at the Hawaii Legislature, an all-too-familiar scene played out.

May 2019

Friday, May 24

Sterling Higa: Viewing Hawaii’s Culture Through A Japanese Lens

Wednesday, May 22

Chad Blair: Why Bikini Islanders Bought Land On The Big Island

Tuesday, May 21

Denby Fawcett: Mailbox Crime Didn’t Begin With The Kealoha Case

Monday, May 20

Danny De Gracia: Oahu’s Public Spaces Are Embarrassing

Friday, May 17

Sterling Higa: A Marketing Whiz In A World That’s Moving Beyond TV

Thursday, May 16

Neal Milner: Confessions Of A Long-Distance Grandparent

Tuesday, May 14

Denby Fawcett: Yellow Bowls And The Ugly Wartime History They Symbolize

Monday, May 13

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too

Thursday, May 9

Sterling Higa: I Don’t Need A Car Anymore, And I’m Not The Only One

Wednesday, May 8

Health Beat: Opioid Makers Should Have To Pay For The Problems They’ve Created

Tuesday, May 7

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer

Monday, May 6

Chad Blair: This Is What It Sounds Like When Bills Die

Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Really Blew It This Year

Friday, May 3

Sterling Higa: A Promising Plan To Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

Thursday, May 2

Neal Milner: We Are Caught In The Crossfire Surrounding The Mueller Report

April 2019

Monday, April 29

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii

Wednesday, April 24

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures

Tuesday, April 23

Denby Fawcett: Tulsi Gabbard Isn’t The First Hawaii Resident To Run For President

Monday, April 22

Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming

Wednesday, April 17

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned

Chad Blair: Why, Tulsi, Why?

Tuesday, April 16

Denby Fawcett: Why Hawaii Has Many Opioid Users But Few Overdose Deaths

Monday, April 15

Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras

Thursday, April 11

Neal Milner: All This Partisan Bickering May Get Bloody

Chad Blair: Inside The Legislature’s Backroom Brawl Over A Water Rights Bill

Wednesday, April 10

Sterling Higa: The Man Behind The Promises Made To Public Retirees

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump

Tuesday, April 9

Health Beat: We Can Have Medicare-For-All And Private Insurance

Masagatani Is A Scapegoat For DHHL Dysfunction

Denby Fawcett: Fighting Back Against Robocalls And Other Phone Scams

Chad Blair: Possible Resurrection Of Water Bill Has Capitol Abuzz

Wednesday, April 3

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Look To The Past To Meet Our Future Food Goals

Tuesday, April 2

Denby Fawcett: Feeding The Homeless When The City Says Not To

Monday, April 1

Sterling Higa: Why My Generation Is Lowering Its Expectations

March 2019

Friday, March 29

Denby Fawcett: This Trevor Ozawa Campaign Call Is Actually A Blast From The Past

Thursday, March 28

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Struggle Over Kauai’s Kuleana Lands

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President

Wednesday, March 27

Neal Milner: Time To Get Real About Why Young People Leave Hawaii

Tuesday, March 26

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Destroy State Capitol’s Openness With Security Barriers

Monday, March 25

Health Beat: Dodging The High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Must Stop New Tax Increases

Thursday, March 21

Chad Blair: Are Hawaii Legislators Paid Too Much?

Sterling Higa: When Everyone Has College Degrees, They’ll Be Worthless

Wednesday, March 20

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT

Tuesday, March 19

Denby Fawcett: The Enduring Appeal Of Hippies

Monday, March 18

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Way Out There On Gun Control

Thursday, March 14

Neal Milner: This Business Genius Will Bomb As A Presidential Contender

Wednesday, March 13

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Beauty of Being Satisfied With ‘Enough’

Chad Blair: Why Is Keith Kaneshiro Still Getting A Paycheck?

Tuesday, March 12

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests

Monday, March 11

Danny De Gracia: When Reforming Primaries, Make Sure Voters Understand

Friday, March 8

Sterling Higa: Transforming One Of Honolulu’s Worst Eyesores

Thursday, March 7

Denby Fawcett: Council Member Wants Audit of Hawaiian Humane Society

Tuesday, March 5

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Protecting Farms Must Be A Climate Priority

Monday, March 4

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption?

February 2019

Thursday, February 28

Neal Milner: HART’s ‘Bump In The Road’ Is Code For ‘We’re In Deep S#%* Here’

Wednesday, February 27

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: This Maui Fight Doesn’t Belong In The Supreme Court

Chad Blair: How Much Hate In The 808 These Days?

Health Beat: Regulate Food Supplements, And Send The Bill To The Companies

Monday, February 25

Danny De Gracia: Quit Scalping Hawaii Taxpayers — Legalize Gambling

Thursday, February 21

Neal Milner: Living In Hawaii Drives Me Nuts But You Can’t Beat The Neighbors

Chad Blair: Public Records Chief Is Still Trying To Make It Harder To Get Public Records

Denby Fawcett: A Death Trap At The Entrance To Diamond Head

Wednesday, February 20

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Do We Really Know Who We Are Anymore?

Tuesday, February 19

Kauai: Picking Up The Pieces After Big Disasters

Danny De Gracia: Not So Fast On Massive New Green Movement

Friday, February 15

Health Beat: There’s Something To Be Said For That Drugstore Pharmacist

Tuesday, February 12

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007

Monday, February 11

Danny De Gracia: Why A Social Conservative Like Me Wants To Legalize Pot

Friday, February 8

Chad Blair: Bestiality Is Still Legal In Hawaii

Thursday, February 7

Neal Milner: Gabbard Lost Her Political Acumen At Just The Wrong Time

Tuesday, February 5

Health Beat: I Have No Idea How Much Your Hospital Stay Will Cost

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Chad Blair: Do We Really Need A Dan Inouye Day? Or An Obama Ice Cream Shop?

Wednesday, January 30

Health Beat: I Have To Be Ready For Patients Who Think They’re Ready To Die

Tuesday, January 29

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu

Monday, January 28

Danny De Gracia: Ige’s Affordable Housing Plan Could Easily Backfire

Wednesday, January 23

Denby Fawcett: Canned Food Is So ’50s But Spam Will Live Forever

Tuesday, January 22

Danny De Gracia: Confessions Of A Bill Hijacker

Thursday, January 17

Neal Milner: Why Is Hawaii Afraid To Recount Votes In Close Races?

Wednesday, January 16

Chad Blair: The Incredible Shrinking Tulsi Gabbard

Tuesday, January 15

Denby Fawcett: I Like Dogs But Not When They’re In My Face — Or My Food

Monday, January 14

Danny De Gracia: Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Is No Quick Fix

Tuesday, January 8

Denby Fawcett: MADD’s New Target Is Drugged Driving

Friday, January 4

Health Beat: It’s Safe To Take Your Pills, But Those Medical Devices Might Kill You

Thursday, January 3

Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard’s Unlikely Path To The Presidency

Neal Milner: Why This Great Idea To Make Hawaii More Efficient Probably Won’t Work

Wednesday, January 2

Danny De Gracia: How You Can Make A Difference In 2019