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                                Pictured is the Halawa station, near Aloha Stadium, on Tuesday.
Editorial: Clarity needed on rail hours, safety

During the still-ongoing construction phase, headlines about cracks in need of repair on the concrete elevated guideway and supports, and about rail and wheel widths not quite matching up gave an already skeptical public more reason for worry. Read more

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                                Heather Ferguson
Column: Support public financing for elections

Senate Bill 1543 is the most significant public financing bill currently being considered throughout the nation. There are only a few days left in the legislative session for it to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Finance Committee. Read more

Editorial: Schools after pandemic

For students nationwide over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic brought despair and difficulties, causing the deepest educational upheaval in U.S. history — and unfortunately, Hawaii was no exception. Read more

                                Councilmembers take a group shot with Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Gov. Josh Green on Jan. 3.
Letter: Pay raises would be costly to public

Another “go figure” moment at Honolulu Hale. The unusually large raise proposed for the mayor, the City Council and a select group of appointed officials is an eye-opener — more like a slap of reality (“Panel endorses pay raises for top Honolulu officials,” Star-Advertiser, March 22). Read more

Column: Hui Kama‘ilio

Synopsis: On the last Thursday of each month, UH-Mänoa’s Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language hosts a space where students and the public are invited to hone their Hawaiian language skills. Read more

                                First Responder Technology Campus is envisioned for nineteen government agencies on Oahu.
Letter: Learning what government is doing

I liked your editorial and thought it was very well-placed (“Massive training center excessive, Star-Advertiser, Our View, March 26). The headline attracted me to read it, and I learned about what the state is doing. Read more

                                The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall and Arena were built in 1964.
Editorial: Blaisdell to get needed upgrades

Mid-century modern structures, created between 1945 and 1969, continue to be prized and appreciated world ’round. But there’s little appreciation for aging public facilities created during the last century, if they’re not maintained and upgraded to meet present-day needs. Read more

Off The News: More local food in schools takes a hit

Hawaii’s Act 175, signed in 2021, requires the state Department of Education, by 2030, to obtain locally 30% of the food served to students — but legislators report that DOE has been opaque about efforts to step up progress on this requirement. Read more

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