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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

Strength in language: Hawaiian usage gains momentum

Updated on  March 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm
The state of the Hawaiian language renaissance, said Na‘alehu Anthony, can be gauged by a visit to the drug store, or some similar community stomping grounds. He’s done that, and the conclusion he’s drawn: Hawaiian is gaining in strength. Read More

Janus v. AFSCME: 5 takeaways from SCOTUS hearing

Updated on  March 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm
For the third time in four years, the Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about a case that would deal a financial blow to public sector unions, a major political force in California and Democratic politics, nationally. Read More

Janus v. AFSCME: Supreme Court has a chance to correct itself

Updated on  March 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm
Overturning mistaken decisions is an occasional duty of the U.S. Supreme Court. Last Monday, the court heard oral arguments that probably will presage another overdue correction. Read More

Amid OHA turmoil, Chairwoman Machado sets record straight on spending

Updated on  February 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm
It’s time to set the record straight about the spending of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Let’s be clear: OHA’s funding absolutely goes toward bettering the lives of Native Hawaiians. Read More

OHA turmoil: Lawyer King says audit compels voters to oust CEO, trustees

Updated on  February 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm
The final audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) produced by the Office of the State Auditor makes one thing clear: It is time for the incumbent OHA trustees and Chief Executive Officer Kamana‘opono Crabbe to step aside or be voted out. Read More

OHA turmoil: Trustee Akana says staffers told of flagrant disregard for policies

Updated on  February 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm
In January 2017, as then-chairwoman of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ board of trustees, I and four other trustees offered OHA CEO Kamana‘opono Crabbe a buyout of his contract so that we could have a fresh start with a new CEO and correct many of the issues that have now been revealed by the state auditor. Read More

Renewable-energy strides being made in Hawaii, in fits and starts

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:36 pm
In the past several months, notable developments have occurred to advance Hawaii down the green-energy path. Read More

Loss of net neutrality puts innovation at risk in Hawaii

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm
Ideas are powerful things, and the internet is the bridge to the ideas and innovations of the future. Without net neutrality, Hawaii’s bright economic future is at risk. Read More

Stalking: Sharing their harrowing experiences

Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm
January is Stalking Awareness Month. To help convey to readers the emotional and physical torment of being stalked, four clients of the Domestic Violence Action Center agreed to work with the center to publicly share their stories and experiences. Read More

Stalking Awareness Month reveals scary issue

Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 7:36 pm
Stalking is invisible to you and me. To those being stalked, they are acutely aware it is a scheme to keep a message clear: “I am watching you.” The message may be: “I told you I would never let you go.” Or possibly the message is, “You will never get away from me.” Read More

Stacks of rules for ‘affordable’ renters

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm
It seems counterintuitive, but one of the challenges in providing affordable rentals appears to be securing the tenants who are willing to apply, and who qualify to move in. Read More

Affordable rentals require much income verification

Updated on  January 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm
There’s a price to be paid for a lower-cost apartment: heavy paperwork, all meant to demonstrate that the tenant could use a hand in Hawaii’s sky-high rental economy. Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day reminds us all that heeding past is needed for better future

To truly honor Martin Luther King’s legacy, it is important for us not only to celebrate the progress that the civil rights movement made possible but also to grapple with the full truth of our nation’s history, to acknowledge the inequities with which our society still struggles and to recognize our individual responsibility for social change. Read More

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