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Focus on present, not future, rail line

Ten years ago, the City Council selected its “locally preferred alternative” for high-capacity transit, and then-Mayor Mufi Hannemann signed off on the 2007 law in support of a 24-mile fixed guideway system, stretching from Kapolei to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

State Hospital isn’t a prison

The recent escape from the Hawaii State Hospital unfortunately has caused us to lose focus on what is best for people with mental health challenges (“How did this happen?” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 15). Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Ask what you can do for your country — JFK, remembered

November 22 marks 54 years since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Some remember that dark day in Dallas as the beginning of America’s descent into cynicism. Read More
Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 12:28 am

Employees hit hard by loss of Island Air

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:07 am
The failure of Island Air is further proof that even in times of low fuel prices the airline business is capital intensive, very competitive, and with very low margins (“Island Air to shut down after 37 years,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 9). Read More

Build affordable rentals to last

The vision is a promising one, but one dares not hope too high, for fear of jinxing things. Read More
Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 12:17 am

How did Saito get through TSA check?

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 12:21 am
Aside from the obvious incompetence of hospital employees, can anyone tell me how a certified homicidal lunatic on the run has no problem getting through Transportation Security Administration security in Maui and boarding a jet passenger plane using an alias? Read More

Low unemployment rate has a dark side

Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, which had been dropping in recent months, hit a new record low last month — 2.2 percent. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 6:51 am

Many hurdles ahead in farming our land

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Stepping up local food production in our island state is a sensible goal. With greater access to fresh, homegrown products, Hawaii could reap economic, environmental and health gains. Read More

Learning starts with physical fitness

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The framework is in place; our voices need to be heard so as to give our children the tools needed to develop healthy lifestyles. Read More

Aid in dying should be legal in Hawaii

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Like the majority of Hawaii residents, I also support legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally capable adults the right to medication they can use to achieve a peaceful and humane death. Read More

Legal assisted suicide open to abuse

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm
With the lives of different classes of people at stake, we hope our legislators will continue to ask the right questions. Read More

Don’t give up on sprinklers

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm
It’s not really a surprise that the City Council would hesitate to require older residential high-rises to install automatic fire sprinklers. Read More

Trump’s border wall won’t stop migrants

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm
The fact that Randall Saito easily bypassed multiple security systems and physical barriers during his escape vividly illustrates the futility and potential ineffectiveness of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. Read More

Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it. Read More

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