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Veto property tax break for military

Last fall, City Council members introduced legislation to add two sets of homeowners to the list of those eligible for property tax breaks, which now ranges from sight- or hearing-impaired residents to those living in historic homes. Read More

Imperative to handle Waikiki homeless

It was saddening, but not surprising, to learn that a belligerent homeless man assaulted a tourist in the heart of Waikiki recently. Read More

Public accommodations must treat all equally

In a nation that’s seemed particularly bruised lately by discrimination, it’s a relief to see some affirmation of inclusion over exclusion. Read More

U.S.-China trade war casts wary eye on Hawaii impacts

The first shots in the U.S.-China trade war were fired on July 6. Apparently, these won’t be the last based on the latest move by President Donald Trump. Read More

New rules apply in new lava-scape

Just about everyone would agree that some hard lines must be drawn constraining future growth in the areas most at risk of future eruptions at Kilauea. Read More

Land commission aims to balance uses

It is troubling to read that after many years in elected office some people do not understand the essential responsibility of the state Land Use Commission (LUC). Read More
 

Stem tides of sex trafficking in islands

The status of women cannot be improved until oppressive systems are faced. Read More

Supreme Court rulings do affect Hawaii

With so much at stake in our country, every Hawaii resident should mobilize, resist and stay engaged for the long haul in the fight for a fair and independent judiciary. Read More
 

Pivot point for Kealohas

Every Saturday, we’ll present these short-take editorials that look back on, and assess, some of this week’s news Read More

Russia comparisons wth U.S. nonsensical

The only benefit to publishing such nonsense is to highlight how insane and out of place it is. Read More

Pūʻali ka hau o ‘Ioleka‘a i ka maile pilau

The maile pilau has become a serious problem in Hawaii, creeping into people’s yards and choking out trees and even some native vegetation. Read More

Ala Moana park plan is improved

Landscape work on the design for Ala Moana Regional Park started in the early 1930s — and would continue for a decade in territorial Hawaii, with assistance from New Deal agencies such as the Civil Works Administration. Read More

Name in the News: John Komeiji

When Cincinnati Bell completed its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom this month, the transaction was sealed with several conditions. Read More

Law enforcement board has merit

The new law establishing a board overseeing law enforcement standards and training statewide deserves a chance, despite the strikes against it: namely, a skeptical assessment by the law enforcement agencies the board seeks to oversee. Read More

Disdain for graffiti on mural artwork

I was dismayed to see graffiti written on the mural, near the intersection of King and Dillingham streets, of a woman exclaiming, “Oh God, why can’t my boyfriend surf?” Graffiti may be a symptom of urban blight, but this was more. Read More

People power passed pesticide law — let’s have more of it

In the aftermath of Hawaii’s historic pesticide regulation bill that Gov. David Ige signed into law as Act 45, corporate ag has geared up to fight back structurally, and through the media. Read More

Intriguing car-sharing app rolls into town

A car-sharing service that utilizes a smart phone as key fob launched this week as the latest option in Honolulu’s multimodal transportation lineup. Read More

Scale back on Laie plan’s sprawl

For the past several years, Hawaii Reserves Inc. (HRI), the land management arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been pitching variations on a proposal for a land use change — scrapping agriculture for housing and other development — as a means to expanding its residential reach in rural Laie. Read More

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