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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

Complicity via silence is second hidden crime of sexual harassment

Updated on  April 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm
We can all choose to be a coalition of action rather than a conspiracy of inaction. We must do this because we are all interconnected in Hawaii and rise or fall together. Let us do this because it will create a legacy of true equality and aloha for coming generations. Read More

Hawaii’s low wages thwart King’s goals

Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 12:33 am
While most known for his work on desegregation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent the last years of his life fighting for economic justice. He realized that racial freedoms mean nothing if people are unable to afford their basic needs. Read More

Preserve ACA protections in Hawaii

This time last year, the U. S. House of Representatives failed in its first attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republican leadership and the White House tried to jam through a bill that would have thrown millions of people off their health insurance. Read More
Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 12:20 am

New LEDs will be safer, more efficient

Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 7:19 pm
The new LED lights coming involve some small changes, but will result in big benefits to help our community thrive. Read More

Child abuse a public health problem

Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 7:17 pm
April is national child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention month. Sadly, the news continues to be filled with heartbreaking incidents of children being abused locally and nationally. Read More

Diverse Hawaii should lead in diversity of ideas

Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Although accepting the status quo of the nation may be easier than openly challenging it, change needs to start somewhere. We have the privilege of having that change start with us. We can’t afford to be complacent. Read More

Sunscreens save lives, have limited impact on coral reefs

Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 8:09 pm
The state Legislature is considering banning the sale of sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because of a potential link to coral reef damage. Read More

‘Death with dignity’ is still suicide

Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm
While our Legislature may not base its decisions on eternal consequences, it should still think beyond the individual terminally ill person. Read More

A&B reaches out to Kailua community

Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 7:20 pm
Kailua residents are frustrated with increasing tourism, traffic congestion and crowds, and many are nostalgic for the past. As the primary landowner in Kailua’s business district, we share these concerns and are not surprised when residents look to us for help or for someone to blame. Read More

Chart a new path for Hawaii agriculture

Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm
While positive steps have been taken over the past few years, a broad new policy and academic agenda are needed to make meaningful advances toward self-sufficiency and protection of indigenous, cultural and natural resources in the state. Read More

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