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Column: Water-rate hikes to boost upkeep of aging system

This long-term look is the best approach to sustain, expand, repair and replace critical water infrastructure to support Ka Wai Ola for the people of Oahu. Read More

Column: Technology helps improve, recycle Oahu’s wastewater

On the surface, most people just want to be assured of no adverse side effects from using biosolids on farm crops or reclaimed water for more purposes. The two ways to do that are through studies and education. Read More

Column: Amendment necessary to support public schools properly

The proposed constitutional amendment on education offers a simple solution that solves more than one problem. Education can be improved, and high home prices reduced. Read More

Editorial: Do more to fight domestic violence

My phone started ringing early on a weekend morning. Usually when that happens, it is because someone is dead and I need to go to a crime scene, or someone is trying to sell me an extended warranty for my Tacoma truck. Read More
 

Island Voices: Joint planning key to self-sufficiency

Hawaii is one of the nation’s leaders in renewable energy. However, when it comes to resiliency, what matters is whether our electrical grid is configured to maintain power to critical facilities during an extreme weather event. Read More

Island Voices: State Constitution doesn’t need change

As if drawn by subsurface currents, we are drifting toward voting “yes” to holding a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) without discernibly good reasons for doing so. Read More
 

Column: Why I called shenanigans on Turning Point USA at UH event

Last Thursday, the Star-Advertiser published an online photo of me with the caption, “A man interrupts a talk by Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens during a campus appearance.” Read More

Column: HART’s P3 plan making progress

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has had great interest from the private sector in becoming a partner on Oahu’s rail project. Read More

Column: Native Hawaiians should control their own assets

The assent of Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court has opened an old controversy regarding his involvement in the Rice v. Cayetano decision of 1999. Read More

Island Voices: Empowered schools improve education

We invite the support and the scrutiny of all in the community as we blend our strengths in order to deliver on the promise and power of public education for the children of Hawaii. Read More

Island Voices: DOE falls short in fight against bullying

It’s only a matter of time before a bullying victim here has access to a weapon and Hawaii experiences the kind of tragic consequences that have occurred elsewhere in schools. Read More

Column: Legal defeat underscores hypocrisy of constitutional amendment challenge

A court ruling against Hawaii’s four counties’ lawsuit to block a proposed constitutional amendment suggests that the legal challenge is arbitrary, as well as a hypocritical attempt to prevent the state from sharing its revenue pie to help improve public education. Read More
 

Column: DOE committed to stop bullying

It should go without saying that bullying is not tolerated in an organization or in a community dedicated to educating healthy and joyful lifelong learners who contribute meaningfully to our communities. Read More

Column: Not all ‘investment real property’ owners are wealthy

“Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?” Read More

Island Voices: FDA must help food innovation in isles

If it were up to the anti-GMO folks, Hawaii would have lost its papaya industry to the ring spot virus. Read More

Column: School tax would help kids and deter rich outside investors

As voters we have a choice: Do we vote for our keiki, or do we vote for these wealthy developers? We must choose our keiki. Please vote YES on the amendment to fund our schools and our keiki. Read More

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