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Council should stick to business

That politicians behave politically surprises nobody. When they do so in apparent disregard for how it affects the public business, that’s when voters ought to be taking notice. Read More
Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

Punky Pletan-Cross: Hale Kipa’s CEO finds joy and inspiration in troubled youth on the mend

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 12:06 am
At Hale Kipa, a social service agency that assists some 2,000 at-risk youth and their families statewide each year, youth are not viewed as limited by their personal histories or behaviors. Rather, they are seen as packed with potential. Read More

Defeat bill to allow assisted suicide

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 11:33 am
I am opposed to the physician assisted suicide bill and urge the state Senate to defeat it. Read More

OHA must take hard look at its CEO

Following a recent state audit that slammed the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for lax spending tied to millions in discretionary funding, the agency’s Board of Trustees met behind closed doors Thursday to evaluate the status of their sole employee. Read More
Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Homeless need more than ‘ohana zones’

In the more than a decade since state officials ramped up government efforts to manage Hawaii’s homelessness crisis, no single approach has emerged as the sole solution. Read More
Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm

City still considering public input on park

The concerns raised in the letter, “Keep parking at Ala Moana Park” (Star-Advertiser, March 14), echo those expressed at various public meetings and online. Read More
Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Add safety features to crowded streets

Honolulu, with its year-round temperate weather, can be a pleasant place to travel on foot, especially if you don’t have that far to go. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Don’t tolerate student harassment

I am a 16-year-old junior at a college preparatory high school here in Honolulu. During February of this year, three boys at my school were questioned by police for catcalling and groping my female friend and classmate. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Act to protect water supply

Senate Bill 2930 ought to be a no-brainer. It relates to eliminating the risk that the fuel stored at Red Hill might leak and destroy Honolulu’s water supply. Not even the smallest possible risk that this could happen is acceptable. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Don’t rush to raise HI-5 deposit cost

There’s no doubting that the state’s recycling and container-redemption program has stalled and needs a jumpstart. The rate at which aluminum cans and eligible glass and plastic bottles are redeemed has fallen. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Speeding drivers threaten pedestrians

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Why are motorists mowing down so many pedestrians (“Year’s alarming rise in pedestrian deaths spurs campaign,” Star-Advertiser, March 17)? Read More

Paid family leave would be good for business

What has become clear over time as we have survived crisis after crisis is that no individual, no matter how talented or diverse their background, can succeed without a support structure. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Bike lanes show signs of success

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm
Oahu’s year-round balmy weather makes it a perfect place for bicycles — and a network of protected bikeways. The trouble is that our car-clogged streets can make cycling a risky mode of transportation. Read More

Not sure you can afford college? Fill out the FAFSA

Many students and families believe that higher education pays off, but worry that they cannot afford college. The good news is that each year, the federal government offers over $150 billion in federal student aid to help students pay for college. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 12:33 am

Federal study refutes pesticide foes’ claims

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 3:39 pm
Misinformed people have spread a great deal of unwarranted fear in Hawaii around agricultural pesticides. So it’s disappointing the findings were not better reported by Hawaii media when a federal agency last week released the results of surface water testing on Oahu and Kauai. Read More

Changes in TB test have Hawaii nervous

Surely the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics know tuberculosis testing. Still, they have to forgive Hawaii’s nervousness over their recommended protocol change. Read More
Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

U.S.-North Korea summit: Meeting of minds?

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 9:29 pm
Pulling back from the nuclear brink and bringing North Korea into the community of nations will not be easy and will take much time. It will require all of the elements Adm. Vasey suggested. It will be worth the effort. Read More

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