Letters to the Editor
July 22, 2017 | 84° | Check Traffic

There are better uses for aging Natatorium

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm
I applaud our homegrown superstar Bruno Mars for stepping out and giving his time and talent for the worthy cause of the Waikiki Natatorium restoration. Read More

Install sprinklers now in tall buildings

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm
The fire at the Marco Polo condominium tower that killed several people showed the failure of our government, both now and in 1971 when the tower was built. Read More

Medicare best system for care

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm
I just cannot understand how our government got so chaotic in trying to provide health care for the people. Read More

Plastic bag ban only profits businesses

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm
Paper bags were free and later plastic, too. Now we are going to have to pay 15 cents for “reusable” bags. What’s the motive? Read More

GOP Congress might be true ‘death panel’

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm
Some think that the poor are like parasites on society because of “entitlements” such as Medicaid. This attitude may be a factor motivating the congressional Republican attack to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Kahala beach needs to be replenished

Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm
One of the supreme pleasures of living in Hawaii is being able to walk along the beach and enjoy the majestic splendor of our mountains and ocean. Read More

Show mercy toward bird-killing teen

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Having been a young man myself and having raised a son, I would like to present a different point of view on what punishment should further happen to the young man who was recently charged and pled to a crime for killing protected birds at Kaena Point (“Teen gets 45 days in jail for killing albatrosses,” Star-Advertiser, July 7). Read More

Governor weakens paraphernalia law

Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm
So Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 1501 that dramatically reduces the penalties for possession of all kinds of drug para- phernalia, while state Rep. Joy San Buenaventura predicted the new law will help to ease jail overcrowding (“Gov. Ige signs bill cutting penalties for possessing …,” Star-Advertiser, July 8). Read More

Government belittles science

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm
The Sunday Insight section included two views of science under the Trump presidency, and both began with one story about the pesticide chlorpyrifos (“Divided by science,” Star-Advertiser, Insight, July 9). Read More

Waikiki Natatorium neglected too long

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm
It’s heartening to see someone with the star power of Bruno Mars throw his support behind restoration of the Waikiki Natatorium (“Help the Natatorium, see Bruno Mars live,” Star-Advertiser, July 10). Read More

Science does back veto of aquarium bill

Updated on  July 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm
Gov. David Ige should be applauded for standing up to opponents of aquariums and siding with science in his intention to veto Senate Bill 1240. Read More

‘Hawaii Five-0’ actors can play new parts

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm
Based on other casting decisions by Hollywood, this follows a line of thinking that makes haole a four-letter word. But I have a solution. Read More

State shouldn’t fight Trump travel ban

Our ridiculous rail fiasco, Honolulu’s most mismanaged and over-budget project, dodges its required audit, with the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation saying there is no need “to muck around in the past and try to figure out what we did wrong … It’s more trying to get forward.” Read More
Updated on  July 6, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Medical pot snafu must get fixed

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm
Thank you for your recent article on the problems with insurance coverage for Hawaii’s dispensaries. Read More

Immigration policy broken, inhumane

By all accounts, Andres Magana Ortiz is a decent human being, a devoted family man, and a contributing member of society (“Running short on time,” Star-Advertiser, July 2). Read More
Updated on  July 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Affordable housing, not luxury condos

Updated on  June 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm
In this housing crisis, we don’t need self-entitled mainland developers, we need bold action to ensure housing for residents. Read More