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Hawaii’s Medicaid spending is worth it

For the past 10 months, the U.S. Congress has focused heavily on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Portlock beach access lane is for public

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Mahalo to the City and County for seeking condemnation for an easement for a public right of way in Portlock, Maunalua, Oahu. Read More

Puerto Rico has lesson for Hawaii

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm
We do not know what could happen here in the mid-Pacific, but it is better to be prepared and safe than sorry. Read More

Is gun control effective? It is in Hawaii

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 6:49 pm
Hawaii’s experience demonstrates how we can end the scourge of gun violence in this country by strictly regulating access to firearms, while still allowing for responsible gun ownership. Congress should take note. Read More

Take steps that give women pay parity

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm
When will women achieve wage parity? 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

Control, don’t kill, free-roaming cats

Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Free-roaming cats have gotten a lot of news coverage lately, especially the cats living at state-managed boat harbors. Read More

Hunger in Hawaii is a complex problem

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin once said, “If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” Read More
Updated on  October 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Kaiser right to cancel football for safety’s sake

Updated on  September 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Principal Justin Mew’s decision to cancel the season was necessary to prevent additional conflicts, which would have continued to put more people in danger. Read More

Kaiser’s cancellation crushed athletes’ dreams

Updated on  September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
To many players, football is more than just a sport. Many players had been playing since their childhood and cite it as something that taught them commitment, resilience and the desire to do one’s best. Read More

Threat of Red Hill fuel spill ignored

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm
The Red Hill water contamination issue is often on my mind, and all of us in Hawaii should be scared about the potential disaster awaiting if the 77-year-old fuel tanks are not shut down. Read More

Make your voice heard: Sign up to vote

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Many Hawaii residents — by one estimate about 250,000 — are eligible to vote, but haven’t yet registered. This is especially critical now, a time when so many public policy issues require attention from citizens. Read More

A good teacher can be a leader, too

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Back in June, I was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, the first Hawaii teacher to be selected. Read More

Amid DACA, U.S. soul fight starts here

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm
We stand with all immigrants and their families in Hawaii and across America. Read More

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