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How I became a medical cannabis patient here

Those familiar with marijuana street sales may find prices high. The dispensary response: That’s because of expensive testing and growing requirements, among other factors. Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Medical marijuana: As easy as pot

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm
It’s simple to get an isle medical cannabis card, which opens the door to controlled, clinical dispensaries. Read More

N. Korea’s ICBM might be storm before calm

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Counter-intuitive as it may sound, the latest North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test may actually set the stage for a reduction of tensions, rather than an exacerbation of the “crisis.” Read More

Religious diversity is a true blessing

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
I’m confident that our nation will to do better and remain hopeful of our intentions to accept our differences and disagreements. I’ll always be thankful for the “great American experiment” that offers these possibilities. Read More

Giving thanks: A collection of readers’ thoughts

Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 1:10 am
Intriguing times are sweeping through our nation and Hawaii — but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s pause to reflect on blessings. Here’s a collection of readers’ thoughts. Read More

Many hurdles ahead in farming our land

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Stepping up local food production in our island state is a sensible goal. With greater access to fresh, homegrown products, Hawaii could reap economic, environmental and health gains. Read More

Film on veterans’ struggles tough to see, but spurs talk of peace

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm
“Thank You for Your Service” is a graphic and disconcerting accounting of the emotional, psychological, physical and sociological effects that haunt service members upon their reintegration to society post-combat. Read More

Seeking help is not easy; more welcome mats are needed

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm
As we celebrate another Veterans Day, may we all reflect on how we might contribute to help end homelessness for the men and women who have served us in the military. Read More

VA in Hawaii stepping up access with an array of services

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm
It is my privilege to serve as the director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, and I want to thank the staff for their hard work to provide our veterans quality, safe and compassionate health care. Read More

The remaking of Kapiolani Boulevard

Updated on  November 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Changes — big, tall changes, as well as some closer to the ground — are coming to the development zone surrounding Kapiolani Boulevard. The neighbors feel OK with it, by and large, with anticipated disruption during construction the chief concern. Read More

Sexual harassment: Is there a problem in Hawaii?

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Sexual harrassment is the fear that working women face every day. But what about here in Hawaii? Is it a problem for women students, employees? Read More

Increased awareness of sex harassment on college campuses is good

While the University of Hawaii is not immune to sexual harassment and gender-based violence, we recognize that we must work in collaboration with the community to address these issues comprehensively. Read More
Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Jones Act: Keep afloat or let it sink?

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria prompted the Trump administration to last month issue waivers to a restrictive maritime shipping law in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The temporary lifting of the Jones Act aimed to help speed delivery of relief supplies to areas reeling from storm damages. Read More

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

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