Letters to the Editor
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State Hospital isn’t a prison

The recent escape from the Hawaii State Hospital unfortunately has caused us to lose focus on what is best for people with mental health challenges (“How did this happen?” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 15). Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Employees hit hard by loss of Island Air

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:07 am
The failure of Island Air is further proof that even in times of low fuel prices the airline business is capital intensive, very competitive, and with very low margins (“Island Air to shut down after 37 years,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 9). Read More

How did Saito get through TSA check?

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 12:21 am
Aside from the obvious incompetence of hospital employees, can anyone tell me how a certified homicidal lunatic on the run has no problem getting through Transportation Security Administration security in Maui and boarding a jet passenger plane using an alias? Read More

Aid in dying should be legal in Hawaii

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Like the majority of Hawaii residents, I also support legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally capable adults the right to medication they can use to achieve a peaceful and humane death. Read More

Trump’s border wall won’t stop migrants

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm
The fact that Randall Saito easily bypassed multiple security systems and physical barriers during his escape vividly illustrates the futility and potential ineffectiveness of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. Read More

Too many shootings, not enough love

There is an adage that says, “If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” Considering who’s been doing all the shootings, maybe we should only allow outlaws to have guns. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

New jail should have greater capacity

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 7:01 pm
With Hawaii’s recidivism rate at 50 percent, it will be prudent to produce a minimum 2,600-inmate facility. Read More

Don’t require sprinkler retrofits

To prevent our many pedestrian deaths, we should require all vehicles to be retrofitted with automatic braking systems. Read More
Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Tax plan would hit non-isle residents

Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm
The headline to the article on proposed changes to the federal tax code reads, “GOP tax plan would hit isle taxpayers hard” (Star-Advertiser, Nov. 12). Read More

OHA lawsuit tries to shut down TMT

Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm
The current lawsuit by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs against the University of Hawaii, the state, the board and department of Land and Natural Resources, and others they can’t even identify, is just another attempt to stop the Thirty Meter Telescope (“OHA sues to end UH’s stewardship of Mauna Kea summit,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 9). Read More

Corpsmen, medics gave life to veterans

Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 12:16 am
Today the nation celebrates Veterans Day. I would like to mention who the true heroes are in all the wars in which America has been involved: the Navy corpsman and the Army medics. Read More

Why is fishing boat still stuck on reef?

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm
My stunned amazement at the state’s inaction to remove the grounded fishing vessel from the reef off Kaimana Beach has turned to anger, disgust, even embarrassment (“Derelict fishing boat becomes dangerous lure,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 8). Read More

Safe zones for homeless should be permanent

Thank you for your editorial in support of safe zones for the homeless population (“‘Safe zones’ may be needed option,” Star-Advertiser, Our View, Oct. 13). Read More
Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Second Amendment needs amending

Thanks to your paper and the media for allowing further debate on the Second Amendment, or the right to bear arms. Read More
Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Koa Ridge will add to water burden

Updated on  November 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm
Here we go again (“Koa Ridge finally reaches building stage,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 3). Read More

Drones spread terror among innocents

The slaughter of innocents on a New York City bike path was undeniably horrific. How readily, though, we forget that the sword in this terror war cuts both ways. Read More
Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

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