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After years of terror, she escaped from an abusive spouse


Updated on  October 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm
While we all make an effort to raise awareness that approximately 50,000 women in Hawaii suffer from domestic violence each year, I will always remember my own experience of domestic abuse. Read More

Men march against domestic violence


Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm
For more than 20 years, men in Hawaii have gathered annually at the Men’s March Against Violence to take a stand against domestic violence. Read More

ROC comes alive as the rail system’s brain and belly


Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm
So much about the rail system now snaking along its 20-mile route lies below the surface. Read More

Rough track ahead for rail


Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm
The Rail Operations Center (ROC) in Pearl City looks almost ready to roll, but don’t forget: The rail alignment itself is only up halfway through its 20-mile finished length. Read More

Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making


Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Scientists follow the data published in peer-reviewed journals and government reports, none of which has demonstrated negative impacts from aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii. Read More
 

Aquarium fish: State must be more vigilant in protecting environment


Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm
When it comes to our natural resources, it is unacceptable for the state to sleep at the wheel, or even worse, allow private entities to take the wheel. Read More

Defending immigrants, health care, Asia-Pacific region


Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Immigrants and minorities have been under near continuous attack from this administration, and I will continue to fight to protect them from discriminatory treatment. Read More
 

Dreams for people, budgeting for health, firm on defense


Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm
With over 800,000 DREAMers in the United States and 600-plus in Hawaii, we owe these young people dignity and respect for their desire to better their lives in America. Read More

Money for military and veterans, plus energy and technology


Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm
So while the United States is in a crisis of leadership, and what sometimes feels like a fight for the soul of the country, we are still able to get federal dollars for the things that matter to Hawaii. Read More

Hurricane Harvey’s lessons for Hawaii


Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm
The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey is a harsh reminder of the hazards and threats we face in Hawaii. Read More

Hawaii tourism headed for another record-breaking year


Updated on  August 27, 2017 at 9:22 am
With monthly and midyear visitor arrivals topping expectations, there’s a good chance that Hawaii will hit its full-year forecast: a record-breaking 9.1 million visitors. Read More

Homelessness: Restructure land, building constraints


Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm
As a designer, I think there must be a design solution to our housing problem. Not just structures, but the design of the whole housing system. Read More

Homelessness: Ohana zones, not sweeps, offer value


Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Two years ago, I spent a week in the Kakaako homeless camp. Since then, I’ve continued spending time on Oahu’s streets each week. Read More

U.S.-North Korea: Congress must do more to protect Hawaii


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm
With its latest and escalating actions, North Korea again reminded us of the constant dangers to the safety and security of our western states, and none more so than Hawaii. Read More

The next big thing: tiny apartments in Kakaako


Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm
There are many Oahu single-family homes built on lot sizes of roughly 10,000 square feet. Meeting the needs of many households may hinge on developing more projects like Nohona Hale, developed by the nonprofit EAH Housing. Read More

Green power making most of green light?


Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser asked Blue Planet Foundation, a clean-energy focused nonprofit, and the state’s dominant electric utility, Hawaiian Electric Co., to weigh in on progress toward the state’s renewable goal. Read More

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