Letters to the Editor
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Fix living cost, not just starting wage

The proposition of raising the minimum wage can and has been argued from a number of emotional perspectives, ranging from fairness to moral obligation. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Grateful for athletics that give teens focus

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm
Watching the 2018 HHSAA Hawaii State Wrestling Championships last week, I realized that if every adolescent in the U.S. was blessed with the kind of support that these hardworking young athletes received from their coaches, families and fellow teammates, there might be fewer tragedies like the recent Florida school shooting. Read More

Lobby lawmakers to ban ‘bump stocks’

Senate Bill 2046 aims to ban “bump stocks,” the gun add-ons that mass shooters can use to vastly increase the carnage. Read More
Updated on  February 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Waianae camp offers homeless solutions

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm
State officials could learn a lot from the dynamics of this community, which could be a model for future communities and more effective long-term strategies. Read More

OIP should release documents sooner

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm
I do agree OIP needs more staffing. The Legislature should appropriate that this session and clear the clog. Read More

School shootings are now routine

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm
The U.S. might be the only country where, after a new school shooting, viewers change channels out of boredom. Read More

Wong courageous to bring complaint

Mahalo to Rachael Wong for having the courage to step forward to file an ethics complaint against former House Speaker Joe Souki (“Ex-House Speaker Souki accused of sexual harassment,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 1). Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Immigrants help their U.S. families

Frank Lutz asked supporters of sanctuary to open their houses to undocumented immigrants and spare him the imagined costs of a sanctuary program (“Sanctuary houses, not sanctuary state,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Feb. 11). Read More
Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

Nuclear blast would take out hospitals

Your article glosses over one aspect of a mass-casualty scenario (“Isles lack hospital space for large-scale disasters,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 12). Read More
Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Military doesn’t need Trump’s big parade

So, President Donald Trump now wants a big, expensive military parade to honor our military, which he often refers to as his military. Read More
Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Prepare for next Chinatown parade

Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Let’s not let the rising costs burden our cultural arts and entertainment. These events are vital to carry on the traditions for future generations. Read More

Health care costs burden businesses

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm
Health care costs are skyrocketing to the point where local small businesses can’t afford full-time employees. Read More

Bicyclists taking over pedestrian walkways

Your little pat on the back for the bicycle riders in the Biki program needs a little reality check (“More bicycles put drivers on notice,” Star Advertiser, Our View, Jan. 20). Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Don’t move Olelo stations

I am very concerned that Spectrum will be relegating Olelo stations to higher- numbered stations, making them irrelevant in the daily news of our state (“Public access TV backers decry channels’ move,” Star- Advertiser, Feb. 1). Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Olelo channels move unnecessary, wrong

Spectrum intends to move Olelo channels out to “channel Siberia” at the farthest end of the lineup (channels in the 180s). Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Chain migration benefits isles, nation

Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm
Chain migration keeps families intact and creates many productive Americans in succeeding generations. It is a good thing. Read More

Discriminatory jail system needs fixing

Updated on  February 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm
Our present jail holds many people who have not been proven guilty of any crime. These prisoners cannot afford bail, in addition to others who need mental health and substance- abuse treatment. Read More

Stick to facts about Souki allegations

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm
I strongly object to the writing in the story about former state Department of Human Services Director Rachael Wong’s ethics complaint against former House Speaker Joe Souki (“Souki accused of harassment,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 1). Read More

President Trump hit a home run

This year’s State of the Union speech moved me greatly and I was so proud to be an American. Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

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