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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

Column: Schools’ problem, fundamentally, is dysfunctional DOE

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

Column: High cost of living makes Hawaii fertile ground to grow gig economy

With Labor Day weekend recognizing the invaluable contributions made to our country by the labor movement, a new group of workers has recently swelled in number. Read More

Hawaii Opioid Initiative: Remedy for relief

Unlike cases soaring across the U.S., Hawaii’s rate of opioid misuse is low — and an action plan is working to keep it that way. Read More

No roof, no problem: How ratepayers can share in the solar revolution

If things continue to progress at their current pace, more of Hawaii’s electric ratepayers soon will start to feel some warmth from the solar energy revolution, even if they own neither a roof nor a photovoltaic cell. Read More
 

Colleen Hanabusa explains why she deserves your vote

In a tight contest, the two main Democratic gubernatorial candidates discuss key issues and why they deserve your vote. Read More

David Ige explains why he deserves your vote

In a tight contest, the two main Democratic gubernatorial candidates discuss key issues and why they deserve your vote. Read More
 

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

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