Letters to the Editor
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Liberals dominate Emmy Awards show

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm
The Emmys reached their lowest ratings after a political Donald Trump-bashing show (“Hulu hits a home run,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 18). Read More

Rich celebrities pollute the planet

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 5:54 pm
I always find it extremely annoying to be lectured by highly overpaid celebrities and entertainers about global warming and climate change, when these people are the biggest personal polluters on the planet. Read More

Reject state harbors’ inhumane cat rule

Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm
DOBAR should follow UH-Manoa’s lead and collaborate with HHS to effect humane solutions to animal problems at its boat harbors instead of doing what is expedient. Read More

Global warming disastrous for Hawaii

Updated on  September 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm
The Hawaiian island chain has seen record high temperatures and warmer oceans during the summer of 2017. No wonder things are hotter, a disturbing trend that will have disastrous effects on Hawaii’s socioeconomic foundation. Read More

Private schools can stagger start times

Updated on  September 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm
I couldn’t help but notice as the summer was coming to an end and people were getting back to routines, the traffic really didn’t get too bad. Read More

Project transforms Chinatown park

Updated on  September 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm
“Priming the pump with a paint job” (Star-Advertiser, Sept. 8) was a good explanation of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park’s present situation. Read More

Americans showed unity and strength

Updated on  September 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
While Hurricane Harvey was unleashing its fury on Houston, wonderful sights have emerged. Americans, regardless of racial origin, religious, political or sexual affiliations, were seen joining hands to help other Americans in distress. Read More

Hotels should dump phony resort fees

Updated on  September 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm
I found it interesting that mayors, travel and tourism agencies representatives were so vocal about the effect of a 1 percent increase in the hotel tax on tourists. Read More

Study should have preceded rat poison

Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the non-governmental organization Island Conservation should be held accountable for the reckless pellet drop to eradicate rodents, which appeared to have killed fish and birds at Lehua Island. Read More

Cut hypocrisy over hurricane, health aid

Updated on  September 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The red states talk about their independence and rugged individualism, yet I see millions in taxpayer-funded military relief assistance flowing into Texas. Read More

Provide relief for disaster victims

Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 12:57 am
Hurricane Harvey devastated thousands of people in Texas. Hurricanes Irma and Jose will be the next causes of mass destruction in our country. Read More

Trash cans need lids to keep Hawaii clean

Updated on  September 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm
We spend so much time talking about keeping trash out of the ocean, and have wonderful volunteer groups doing regular beach cleanups. Good efforts, and thank you to all who participate. Read More

Hawaii island is best place for UH ag hub

Updated on  September 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm
The agriculture brain trust for Hawaii provides research, teaching and assistance to current and future farmers in the state and throughout the Pacific. Read More

Fix trash program for all to avoid abuses

Updated on  September 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm
What a shame! Honolulu is wasting billions on an outdated train but it doesn’t have the money to pay the overworked and underpaid and under-appreciated bulky-items collectors. Read More

SNAP offers dignity as well as nutrition

Updated on  August 31, 2017 at 7:47 pm
During my childhood, there was a period of about a year and a half when my parents couldn’t make ends meet. My mother explained to me what food stamps were, and that she had applied for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Read More

Climate change comes to Texas

Updated on  August 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm
What irony! One of the states that has withdrawn, refined and exported such large amounts of oil for our benefit, is now suffering from the climatic effects of that same commodity, as drought and severe storms return to Texans and their oil fields. Read More

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