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Door opens for North Korea’s Kim

If the purpose was to get acquainted, outline intentions and set a stage for real negotiations, the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Singapore summit was a success. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Chalk is gone, but efforts on climate change continue

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm
Last Earth Day, the Blue Line Project brought together hundreds of Hawaii’s students, leaders and community members to spread awareness about climate change. Read More

Four steps toward peace in Korea

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Focusing on substance rather than style must be the priority for the U.S. and North Korea if they are to make peace out of the pizzazz in Singapore. Read More

Tariffs on Canada are a bad deal for Hawaii’s economy

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm
The relationship between Canada and the United Stated is deep, multifaceted and complex. But one thing is true: for the last 150 years, our spirit of partnership has been unparalleled. Read More

How fathers can help daughters thrive

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 7:21 pm
This is the day to celebrate fathers, and in the minds of some, not necessarily the most important holiday of the year. Yet, we are living in an age when fathers are taking a more active role especially in raising our daughters. Read More

Hawaiian culture has much to teach Hawaii’s students

Our world has become increasingly tumultuous, often because of economic and ethnic disparities. And though we have our share of problems, Hawaii offers another way. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Stopping suicides begins with treating diseases of the brain

• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm
We always give suicide lots of attention after celebrities lose their battle with their disease that causes them to feel so hopeless that death became the only option. Read More

Army serves with distinction in Pacific

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 6:44 pm
The Army celebrates its 243rd birthday June 14 with a theme of “Over There! A Celebration of Army Heroes from World War I to Present Day.” Read More

Partnerships change diabetes trends

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 6:43 pm
In Hawaii, 1 out of every 2 adults either has pre-diabetes or diabetes, and many don’t realize it. Read More

‘Complete Streets’ key issues ignored

This past Sunday’s focus on Oahu’s “Complete Streets” issues was very welcome (“The bumpy road for ‘Complete Streets,” Star-Advertiser, Insight). Read More
Updated on  June 6, 2018 at 12:57 am

Why we need to complete the vision of ‘Complete Streets’

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 8:57 pm
The city’s approach to Complete Streets is always evolving as we gather more information about best practice across the globe and what really works to improve safety. Read More

City’s bulb-outs run into opposition in Chinatown

• Updated on  June 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Anyone coming to Chinatown by car, by bike or walking can see how narrow Maunakea and Smith, our two-lane main streets, are. Read More

Korean peace talks driven by Koreans

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm
Let’s give credit where credit is due: to the Koreans themselves, for the hope of peaceful co-existence. Read More

Campbell students show appreciation for inspiring teachers

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 8:53 pm
“Raise Your Hand,” a column featuring Hawaii’s youth, appears in the Insight section on the first Sunday of each month. It is facilitated by the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders. Read More

‘Complete Streets’ just an excuse for government to spend

Clean and sustainable transportation will come with the bulk electrification and automation of urban vehicles. Technology, ingenuity and ride-sharing are solutions. Complete Streets are not. Read More
Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 8:57 pm

Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. Read More
Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Don’t overlook ‘maintenance care’

There is a caregiving crisis in America. As our population ages, caring for the homebound elderly falls to relatives and close friends. Read More
Updated on  May 29, 2018 at 6:40 pm

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