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Navy should start relocating Red Hill tanks

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm
Efforts to defend U.S. national security should not pose an inherent threat to the safety of Hawaii’s public health and natural resources. Read More

For our keiki, pass Erin’s Law now

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm
As we have seen in recent months, sexual abuse is far more prevalent in our country and our own backyard than anyone wants to admit. Read More

Coral reef woes linked to bioerosion, wastewater wells

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm
We must find other alternatives to the injection of treated wastewater, and we must all work together to reduce other land-based impacts to our coastal waters. Read More

Computer science education crucial

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm
As you read this, take a moment to look around you. Try to find something that has not been impacted by computer science. It’s not an easy task. Read More

Red Hill 4 years later: Drinking water safe

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm
While the fuel at Red Hill is key to protecting our state and nation, protecting our precious water supply — the water we all share — is equally key. Read More

Discussions help pop political ‘bubbles’

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm
We are proud that Hawaii is so ethnically and culturally diverse, but do we ever stop to consider our intellectual diversity? It seems our community embraces all forms of diversity except political diversity. 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

Keiki Helu ‘Ekahi? Is the image worth the fight?

Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm
As a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama campus, I am extremely disappointed and disgusted in what has been the schools’ response to the sexual allegations against Dr. Robert Browne. Read More

Reimbursement squeezes primary-care docs — and patients

Primary care is comprehensive medical care by those specifically trained in first contact and continuing care for patients, serving as the central hub for all of the patient’s health care needs. Read More
Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Need housing? Tax vacation rentals

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 12:16 am
Two pending actions, one at the state level and one at the City and County level, have the potential to make a significant dent in the Oahu homeless problem as well as bring reasonable regulation to vacation rentals. 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

God tops all life’s blessings

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Despite our conflicts and disagreements we have had from childhood until now, which is a part of life so that we learn and progress, I thank God for my very loving family. Read More

Fresh thinking needed on food security

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm
The people who prepare us for emergencies have no plan for dealing with food crises. Simply increasing food production is not a plan. Read More

Hawaii joins fight against climate change

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Even in America, one coast is in flames, the center and south is under water, and storms crash the East Coast. Working with others globally, our commitments in Hawaii can conquer civilizational challenges. Read More

Ask what you can do for your country — JFK, remembered

November 22 marks 54 years since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Some remember that dark day in Dallas as the beginning of America’s descent into cynicism. Read More
Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 12:28 am

Learning starts with physical fitness

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The framework is in place; our voices need to be heard so as to give our children the tools needed to develop healthy lifestyles. Read More

Legal assisted suicide open to abuse

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm
With the lives of different classes of people at stake, we hope our legislators will continue to ask the right questions. Read More

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