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Don’t expand Koolauloa’s urban boundaries

In a belated attempt to boondoogle the system and to further delay a vote on City Council Bill 1, Hawaii Reserves Inc. recently presented its slightly revised plan to expand the urban growth boundary into the Malaekahana section of the Laie ahupuaa. Read More
Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Ease student debt to close gender pay gap

Updated on  December 30, 2017 at 1:10 am
For most, the path to financial security has been a college degree. Read More

Solar tax credits bring tangible long-term benefits to Hawaii

Half a billion dollars and counting. That’s about how much Hawaii tax filers claimed from 2012-2015 for the Renewable Energy Technologies Tax Credit (RETTC) with the vast majority of that sum being for solar energy systems, electric and thermal. Read More
Updated on  December 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Rare king tide on New Year’s Day

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm
‘King tide” is not technically a scientific term, but it should be. It describes a specific tidal happening that people care a lot about — especially now. Read More

Harassment, bullying in science are ‘#NeverOK’

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Highly publicized cases of workplace sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry and government have raised the profile on one aspect of inappropriate workplace behavior. And, whether we want to admit it or not, the scientific community is not immune. Read More

ProsPac Tower sets good example for affordable housing

Even before the developers of the ProsPac Tower improved the design to create greater inclusivity in the building with shared entrances, the project represented a significant and important advancement in affordable housing and transit-oriented development. Read More
Updated on  December 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Account for abuse of students

Jack Wong, if your apology is to mean anything, do the right thing and do it now. This is on your watch. Read More
Updated on  December 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

Halt new OCCC plan; focus on reforms

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm
While other states, through bipartisan efforts, are reducing their incarcerated population, and saving millions of dollars by downsizing jails and prisons, our state is planning to build a new jail and allow room for expansion. Read More

HECO working to make sure Hawaii isn’t next Puerto Rico

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm
The destruction and ongoing misery caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as well as the sluggish emergency response, is especially troubling to those of us who live on islands twice as far from the U.S. mainland as Puerto Rico. Read More

It takes a community to fight poverty

Hawaii is a very giving community, and during the holidays we see that generosity taking place across businesses, nonprofits and community organizations in our state. Read More
Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Increase access, affordability for early-childhood programs

Along with the joy of welcoming their new baby, many parents in Hawaii face a stressful question: Where can we find child care that we can trust and afford? Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm

Navy should start relocating Red Hill tanks

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm
Efforts to defend U.S. national security should not pose an inherent threat to the safety of Hawaii’s public health and natural resources. Read More

For our keiki, pass Erin’s Law now

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm
As we have seen in recent months, sexual abuse is far more prevalent in our country and our own backyard than anyone wants to admit. Read More

Coral reef woes linked to bioerosion, wastewater wells

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm
We must find other alternatives to the injection of treated wastewater, and we must all work together to reduce other land-based impacts to our coastal waters. Read More

Computer science education crucial

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm
As you read this, take a moment to look around you. Try to find something that has not been impacted by computer science. It’s not an easy task. Read More

Red Hill 4 years later: Drinking water safe

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm
While the fuel at Red Hill is key to protecting our state and nation, protecting our precious water supply — the water we all share — is equally key. Read More

Discussions help pop political ‘bubbles’

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm
We are proud that Hawaii is so ethnically and culturally diverse, but do we ever stop to consider our intellectual diversity? It seems our community embraces all forms of diversity except political diversity. Read More

N. Korea’s ICBM might be storm before calm

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Counter-intuitive as it may sound, the latest North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test may actually set the stage for a reduction of tensions, rather than an exacerbation of the “crisis.” Read More

Keiki Helu ‘Ekahi? Is the image worth the fight?

Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm
As a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama campus, I am extremely disappointed and disgusted in what has been the schools’ response to the sexual allegations against Dr. Robert Browne. Read More

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