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Bills advance fight against sexual assault

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2018, we stand at a watershed moment for the movement to end sexual violence and harassment. Read More
Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Let’s make equal pay a reality in Hawaii

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm
Did you know that Equal Pay Day was April 10 in Hawaii and across the USA? Read More

Millennials will bear pension liabilities

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm
Hawaii’s millennials are getting the short end of the stick by coming into a system that is heavily weighted toward their parents and grandparents. How is that? Read More

Earth Day: Consumers can do part to lessen carbon footprint

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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

Earth Day: Cleanups are just part of solution for sustainability

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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

Hololani seawall proposal puts offshore profits over people

West Maui communities are rising to protect our oceans, reefs and streams. Longtime fishermen, including myself and my family, have witnessed changes in the ocean while development has proliferated along the shore. Read More
Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm

‘Think out of the apartment’ to provide homes for homeless

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm
Marc Alexander, director of the city housing office, was correct in saying in his April 12 Island Voices commentary: We know what works and should stick with it. Read More

Office buildings can save water

Hawaii may appear to have plentiful water resources, situated as it is in the Pacific. Read More
Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Saving native birds will save native forests and fresh water

Each August, brilliant blooms of purple ‘opelu burst forth inside The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve on Maui, attracting a colorful, nectar-seeking visitor whose sickle-shaped bill fits perfectly into the curved tubular flowers. Read More
Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Strategies for long-term care should focus on living at home

Family caregiving is something most of us hardly think about — until we have to. Then the phone rings, and you hear that your mother, or father, or spouse has broken a hip or suffered a stroke. Read More
Updated on  April 15, 2018 at 6:53 pm

OIP needs money, not mandates

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm
To do more work faster, OIP needs people and money, not unfunded mandates. Read More

Cut violence against health workers

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 6:59 pm
In Hawaii as in the rest of the nation, violence against health-care workers is already five to 12 times more likely than for other professions, and is on the rise. Read More

Vote by mail to save the day

Our democracy is built on the idea that every citizen can participate in the electoral process and each ballot counts equally. Read More
Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Don’t rush to ban sunscreens that can prevent skin cancer

Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Debate is swirling about the human-health benefits but also the coral-reef risks from oxybenzone and octinoxate, two key ingredients in many sunscreens. Read More

Give at-risk children a healthy start

Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm
Keeping our children safe and healthy is a community effort that no one organization can achieve by working alone. Read More

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