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Editorial: Pursue taxes owed from TVUs, B&Bs

Everyone agrees there should be accountability where the vacation-rental industry is concerned. That has to start with some basic accounting work. Read More

Letter: Our luck will run out with future storms

We were very lucky. Hurricane Olivia struck the state as a tropical storm (winds under 39 mph). Even so, there was quite a bit of damage on Maui. Read More

Column: Not all ‘investment real property’ owners are wealthy

“Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?” Read More

Editorial: Tax credits will be issue for film industry

With “Hawaii Five-0” shooting its ninth season and a rebooted “Magnum P.I.” ready to premiere, along with movie-theater features in the works, the state’s film industry is on a roll. Read More

Letter: HART’S P3 proposal is just pie in the sky

The latest proposal by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to fund the remaining rail construction and management with a public/private partnership appears to be a desperate attempt to shift the out-of-control costs, liability and other headaches to someone else (“Public-private partnership under consideration,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 16). Read More

Letter: Decentralize DOE for better accountability

Rather than creating a specific tax for additional education funding, Department of Education administrative costs could be reduced while improving student achievement as well as accommodating class and individual progress. Read More

Editorial: DMV has ability to upgrade service

The city’s driver’s licensing section is reeling under an avalanche of driver’s license renewals, and an already inefficient operation is bogged down further by another problem. Read More

Letter: Law protects billfish, respects traditions

Mike Markrich’s commentary on the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 and the amendment (H.R. 4528) recently signed into law by President Donald Trump is misleading and inaccurate (“Hawaii’s commercial billfish industry loses vital protection,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 13). Read More

Editorial: Brace for constitutional amendment campaigns

With the general election seven weeks away, fresh batches of TV ads as well as mailbox flyers and fact sheets are in the works. Read More

Letter: Aides should not circumvent Trump

What questions should we be asking when we read about the feelings and actions of people around the president who are preventing him from making serious, horrible and momentous mistakes? Read More

Letter: Immigrants provide vital low-cost labor

I don’t understand the importance of keeping immigrants out of the United States. Aren’t they the ones who take the jobs that U.S. citizens prefer not to do? Who will work on the farms and do other work that requires low-paid physical labor? Read More

Column: Schools’ problem, fundamentally, is dysfunctional DOE

We strongly oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that purportedly would increase DOE funding. Read More

Column: School tax would help kids and deter rich outside investors

As voters we have a choice: Do we vote for our keiki, or do we vote for these wealthy developers? We must choose our keiki. Please vote YES on the amendment to fund our schools and our keiki. Read More

On Politics: Passive-aggressive ‘school tax’ proposal could turn out more aggressive than it seems

If it is possible to have a passive-aggressive tax bill, the proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at funding public education may be it. Read More

Editorial: Storms reveal isles’ weak points

Thought it was time to exhale, when Tropical Storm Olivia finally swept away to the west-southwest? Not so fast. Read More

Island Voices: FDA must help food innovation in isles

If it were up to the anti-GMO folks, Hawaii would have lost its papaya industry to the ring spot virus. Read More

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