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Proving safety of pesticides should be on ag firms

The Greek physician, Hippocrates wisely said: “The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.” Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Stop unfettered aquarium fish harvest

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm
The time to stop the rape of our coral reefs is now. Please join us in taking our reefs back today. Read More

Kamehameha seeks healing, closure

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm
While we can never turn back time or take away any of the pain endured by the survivors of Dr. Robert Browne’s abuse, we are moving ever closer to bringing closure to this legal process, allowing the healing that we all want to see begin. Read More

Making change: Philanthropic foundations may be the key

Hawaii faces a myriad of intractable problems, including homelessness, the high cost of living, the need to diversify the economy, climate change and environmental degradation. Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Bill to block ‘monster homes’ goes too far

One bad apple spoils the whole barrel. One bad law, in any form, even if well-intentioned, will hurt more people than help solve a problem being created by a handful. Read More
Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Dire need to keep, add affordable units

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 6:51 pm
The governor’s balk at a Kakaako affordable-housing rule amendment indicates a lack of understanding by the Governor’s Office of theneed for, and the nuance of, the affordable housing sales market. Read More

Counties energize ‘green’ transit path

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 6:50 pm
Two weeks ago, the City and County of Honolulu unveiled its latest renewable transportation initiative: a 100 percent electric bus. Read More

With the flu, it’s not just about you — it’s about our ohana

One of the hallmarks of Hawaii is our sense of ohana, of taking care of one another. And as the flu season nears its peak, it is becoming clear that we need to act collectively now to care for one another, because this is no ordinary year. Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Homelessness repatriation program works

Legislation calling for matching funds to repatriate the homeless back to the mainland has been introduced by the state House and Senate Tourism Committee chairmen, Rep. Richard Onishi and Sen. Glenn Wakai, respectively. Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Hawaii needs higher minimum wage

A few weeks ago, I listened to Gov. David Ige’s optimistic State of the State address before the Legislature and compared it with my view of the state. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Risky revisionism of Second Amendment

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm
Refraining from revisionist solutions to the gun control debate may be a way to avoid making claims that are both historically and ideologically inconsistent. Read More

HR leaders must fight discrimination

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Ultimately, employers and employees must meet the challenges of creating safe, inclusive workplaces. Leadership skills are demanded from all — individuals in leadership, managers, supervisors, employees and our own HR professionals. Read More

Loss of net neutrality puts innovation at risk in Hawaii

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm
Ideas are powerful things, and the internet is the bridge to the ideas and innovations of the future. Without net neutrality, Hawaii’s bright economic future is at risk. Read More

Teach novices the basics of snorkeling

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Hawaii is a tropical island state, and that means locals and visitors alike come into contact with the ocean on a regular basis. However, that also means all the dangers associated with swimming in the ocean exist as well. Read More

Look at economics of gun control

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm
Specific restrictions on gun ownership would be economically efficient for the United States. Gun control greatly enhances the functioning of our nation. Read More

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