Letters to the Editor
April 26, 2018 | 81° | Check Traffic



Woman should have replaced Joe Souki

In this #MeToo era, our state’s leaders missed an opportunity by failing to replace former House Speaker Joe Souki with a female representative (“Ige appoints replacement to Joe Souki’s House seat,” Star-Advertiser, Top News, April 17). Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Hawaii GOP riven by fringe groups

The article, “Tupola seeks restraining order against activist” (Star-Advertiser, April 22), is a timely testament that the Hawaii GOP is being fractured by destructive splinter groups like Hawaii Republican Action (HIRA). Read More
Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Help stop youth from smoking

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm
As a high school student, I have been increasingly concerned by the rising rates of vaping in my community and around the island. Read More

Vote for those who support Earth Day

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm
The most important date on the calendar for environmentalism is not April 22, Earth Day; it is the first Tuesday of November each election year. Read More

Kauai could have used the Superferry

Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm
The Superferry could have been so much more helpful than a Chinook helicopter in getting much-needed supplies and equipment over to Kauai. Read More

Finance committee subverts the process

House Finance Committee Chairwoman Sylvia Luke and Vice Chairman Ty Cullen killed Senate Bill 2498, a bill to ban the sale and use of polystyrene containers (“Despite support, foam container ban bill fails to pass,” Star-Advertiser, April 14). Read More
Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 7:12 pm

All-mail voting will improve elections

I agree with Marti Townsend (“Vote by mail to save the day,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, April 11) and David Shapiro (“Establishing all-mail voting would increase voter turnout,” Star-Advertiser, Volcanic Ash, April 15). Read More
Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Ige right to raise fundraiser issue

Hooray for Gov. David Ige for exposing the back-room dealers who are supporting U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (“Ige calls rival’s fundraiser ‘a very concerning event’,” Star-Advertiser, April 15). Read More
Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Illegal buildings should be torn down

Regarding “The monster on Date Street” (Star-Advertiser, April 13): The only thing that will get the attention of unscrupulous property owners, contractors and architectural design firms is an order to demolish the illegal structure. Read More
Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Hawaii’s low wages worse than reported

Your article about Hawaii incomes being less than average should have explained that our real incomes are actually in the bottom five when adjusted for cost of living, because we have the highest cost of living along with below-average wages (“Isle workers earn less than U.S. average,” Star-Advertiser, April 11). Read More
Updated on  April 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Bill undermines stated TMT support

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm
Politicians should not confuse the loud, angry voices of a tiny minority as representative of the wishes of the majority of Hawaii’s people. Read More

Akaka helped get new base chapel

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 9:08 pm
U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka cared deeply for the military community. One example is the securing of federal funds for the present base chapel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. Read More

Give teachers a raise to improve economy

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm
“The state … has unique challenges, such as an economy long dominated by tourism. Many of Hawaii’s available jobs are in the service sector and don’t pay enough to cover the state’s high housing costs,” says a recent article (“Nation’s lowest unemployment rate is no paradise for Hawaii,” Star-Advertiser, April 4). Read More

Hawaii Title IX law would fight abuse

Your articles on #MeToo were important for the many victims of sexual abuse and harassment to know they are not alone. Read More
Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

TMT would help Native Hawaiians

I am writing in support of the letter regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope by Toshio Kishi (“TMT will sanctify land on Mauna Kea,” Star-Advertiser, March 29). Read More
Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Condos can prohibit short-term rentals

Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Lee Cataluna’s recent column is easy to understand from a financial or emotional point of view, but entirely ignores the legal side of the issue (“Quote puts motivation for vacation rentals into perspective,” Star-Advertiser, April 4). Read More

Don’t penalize EVs that can save planet

Updated on  April 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm
Charging hybrid and electric vehicle owners more for their vehicle registration because they’re not using gasoline is the most foolish thing I’ve ever heard (“Fee increase proposed for electric, hybrid cars,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 22). Read More

Ala Moana isn’t just a free parking lot

Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 7:16 pm
For all the talk about Ala Moana Beach Park being the “People’s Park,” it seems that once again drivers just see our wonderful open spaces not as a park but as their free parking lot. Read More

UH welcomes input on Mauna Kea

Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm
There has been a lot of discussion this legislative session about state Sen. Kai Kahele’s efforts to create a new management structure for Maunakea (“Mauna Kea governance bill appears dead,” Star-Advertiser, April 3). Read More

Older Stories