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Letter: More school funds not guaranteed

The proposed constitutional amendment to tax investment property offers the same deceptive argument for legalizing gambling in Hawaii: A windfall of revenue will benefit public services. Read More

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Letter: Kahala Hotel takes good care of beach

Kahala Resort keeps the state-owned parcel pristine and inviting for the public and their guests. It would be in everyone’s best interest for that to continue. Read More

Letter: Hirono’s comments an embarrassment

Regarding the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said, “I just want to say to the men in this country: Just shut up and step up.” Read More

Letter: Distracted driving can be disastrous

Distracted driving, especially texting while driving, can have eternal consequences. Read More

Letter: ‘Kakou’ insights valuable for isles

Kudos to PBS Hawaii for the re-showing of the program “Kakou: Hawaii’s Town Hall: How Do We Keep Hawai‘i Hawai‘i?” Read More

Letter: Driver’s license woes should not happen

I am one of those caught up in the incredible inefficiency of the city’s driver’s license renewal process. Read More

Letter: Trump comes close to perjury

Sadly, we accept that politicians lie. Yet, under oath, a lie can be a felony. Read More

Letter: HSTA chief should stick to the facts

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee might do better in persuading voters to support the new education tax if he would stick to the facts and not, “Do we vote for our keiki, or do we vote for these wealthy developers?” (“Tax would help kids and deter rich outside investors,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 16). Read More

Letter: Lava’s halt at park auspicious?

As Kilauea’s eruption continued into the final week of July, local attention was focused on the boat ramp at Pohoiki — deservedly so, since lava had already claimed Kapoho Bay, the Waiopae tidal pools, Ahalanui warm ponds and two local surfing spots. Read More

Letter: Revise vacation rental regulations

Vacation rentals enhance people’s lives in many ways. For the tourists: the comforts of home when they travel; a taste of what it’s like to be a local; more affordable lodging than Waikiki. Read More

Letter: Palestinians denied peace by U.S., Israel

Carl Zimmerman’s succinct, precisely balanced and on-point lament regarding currently diminished hopes for viable peace and reconciliation in the Holy Land was met by Peter Glick’s hasbara-laden account of events selectively chosen and easily refuted (“Mideast peace now harder to achieve,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Sept. 13; “Palestinians refused offers of peace,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Sept. 17). Read More

Letter: Robbing the poor isn’t virtuous

I was rather put off by Cal Thomas’ column, “Democrats use bipartisanship as a tool to pick GOP’s pockets” (Star-Advertiser, Sept. 4). Read More

Letter: Adult smokers need e-cig devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing a lousy job of keeping nicotine out of the hands of kids. Read More

Letter: Marriage won’t stop molestation

Several recent letters to the editor suggest that allowing priests to marry will solve the problem of sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church. Read More

Letter: Our luck will run out with future storms

We were very lucky. Hurricane Olivia struck the state as a tropical storm (winds under 39 mph). Even so, there was quite a bit of damage on Maui. Read More

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