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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 vision for Kamehameha Schools

As a group, Native Hawaiians are struggling with academic achievement. Read More

UHPA adjusts fee terms, but sees unity as vital for faculty, community

The Janus v. AFSCME decision fundamentally changes how public labor unions will charge and appeal to their members, bringing huge shifts in union-strong Hawaii. Will memberships survive — and thrive? Read More

America withdraws from the world, but we the people persist

The drastic decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive, and a clarion call to the world that the United States is walking away from universal values it spearheaded to shape after nationalism and racism ravaged the globe in World War II. Read More

Tariffs on Canada are a bad deal for Hawaii’s economy

The relationship between Canada and the United Stated is deep, multifaceted and complex. But one thing is true: for the last 150 years, our spirit of partnership has been unparalleled. Read More

Why are isle residents struggling, income-wise?

Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development updates its calculation of the area median income (AMI) for a family in a given location, and in April, Honolulu got a bit of a shock. Read More
 

‘Complete Streets’ just an excuse for government to spend

Clean and sustainable transportation will come with the bulk electrification and automation of urban vehicles. Technology, ingenuity and ride-sharing are solutions. Complete Streets are not. Read More

Why we need to complete the vision of ‘Complete Streets’

The city’s approach to Complete Streets is always evolving as we gather more information about best practice across the globe and what really works to improve safety. Read More

Kilauea eruption: Is recovery possible?

This is nothing like 2014, residents of the East Hawaii Island communities will assure you. The Kilauea eruption of 2018 is far, far worse. The worst of it: Nobody knows yet how bad it will become. Read More
 

2014 lava survey hints at looming basic needs

Although more recent events have overtaken its depiction of Hawaii island’s Puna communities, a survey conducted around the time of the 2014 Pahoa lava flows does shed some light. Read More

From disasters, to schools, to jobs, troops help Hawaii

In Hawaii, it’s a special time for us to recognize and say mahalo to more than 50,000 active military personnel across the state and 100,000 veterans who call our islands home. Read More

Pipe dreams: Water rates, poised to rise to replace old pipes, are just 1 aspect of the supply picture

According to the Board of Water Supply, Oahu is now seeing about 300 water main breaks a year. And unless ongoing pipeline replacement efforts are ramped up, the annual count of splits, tears and bursts is poised for an unabated climb in coming decades. Read More

Why North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is in peace mode

In late 2017, a U.S. preventive military strike on North Korean territory, which risked escalating into a new Korean War, looked likely. Read More

iPhones should have FM radio capability in event of disaster

As thousands of residents begin to recover from the recent historic rainfall in Kauai — which has caused flash flooding and mudslides throughout the island — now is a critical time for all in Hawaii to think critically about their plans to receive live, local and detailed information during times of emergency. Read More

Trade war could raise costs, slow economic growth in Hawaii

There are no winners in trade wars, and the one looming between the United States and China could affect Hawaii residents’ wallets and household budgets through rising prices on everyday goods. Read More

Earth Day: Cleanups are just part of solution for sustainability

At Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, we do more than just host huge beach cleanups across the state, more than just educate over 10,000 kids annually in their schools, and more than just divert thousands of pounds away from our landfill and incinerator through composting and recycling. Read More

Earth Day: Consumers can do part to lessen carbon footprint

Food and retail industries will continue to strive to improve our energy and packaging efficiencies to help fight global climate change and improve our environment. Read More

Earth Day: Global issue seen in Midway habitat work

Plastic pollution is a global issue and the only way for us to overcome its effects is to work together to switch from a culture of convenience to one where we think about the long-term and global impacts of our actions. Read More

TMT: Up in the air

Surprise 11th-hour legislative bills on Mauna Kea management create more clouds over the Thirty Meter Telescope, now awaiting key decisions by its owners and Hawaii’s Supreme Court. Read More

Complicity via silence is second hidden crime of sexual harassment

We can all choose to be a coalition of action rather than a conspiracy of inaction. We must do this because we are all interconnected in Hawaii and rise or fall together. Let us do this because it will create a legacy of true equality and aloha for coming generations. Read More

Debate over $44M in city bonds for rail

Officials wrangle over whether now’s the time to approve city bonds for rail to cover $44 million “on paper.” Read More

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