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Obama-Biden bond one for the ages

It was with a heavy heart that I watched President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, as well as his Medal of Freedom with Distinction presentation to Vice President Joe Biden. Read More
Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Tax pensioners to help system

Let’s get real about unfunded pensions (“Nest egg shortfall tops $12 billion,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 10). Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Loss of Hu Honua will cost customers

Hu Honua did not “fail” (“Hu Honua’s project wasn’t sustainable,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Dec. 12). Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 10:39 am

‘Death with dignity’ foe is misinformed

Eric Tessmer, who opposes “death with dignity,” is guilty of the very thing that he accuses supporters of doing — providing “inaccurate and incomplete information” (“‘Death with dignity’ not best option,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Jan. 11). Read More
Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 10:31 am

Let rest of state help Honolulu pay for rail

State House Speaker Joe Souki may be on to something that will solve our never-ending funding increases for rail (“House speaker wants city to help fund rail,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 13). Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

Caregivers need Legislature’s support

I would like to thank the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for publishing Dr. Cynthia Goto’s excellent article (“Caregivers need help of legislators,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Jan 8). Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Republicans risk health of the poor

It’s disheartening to hear that the Republicans will undo most of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments, including the Affordable Care Act. Read More
Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

No rich buyout for Chief Kealoha

The task before the Honolulu Police Commission is very simple — give Chief Louis Kealoha his retirement pension and benefits (“Police chief to retire,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 7). Read More
Updated on  January 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Anti-Trump stance will get nowhere

President Barack Obama’s term in office is in its final stretch. Hawaii is so proud of Obama’s accomplishments and contributions to the United States of America and the world. Read More
Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Help homeless move away from beaches

State Rep. Gene Ward’s homeless effort is a step in the right direction, but it’s still flawed (“Lawmaker issues map of Hawaii Kai homeless,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 27). Read More
Updated on  January 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Cronyism no way to select judges

The Judicial Selection Commission’s list of nominees for the Intermediate Court of Appeals is very impressive — with one embarrassing exception (“Ige’s manager quits, aims for judgeship,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 6). Read More
Updated on  January 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

Parking machines at zoo safe to use

We empathize with Susan Morton’s son who was a victim of credit card fraud (“Credit card hacked at zoo parking lot,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Jan. 6). Read More
Updated on  January 7, 2017 at 10:07 am

State, city should pay for trailhead fixes

I empathize with residents who live near the trail and trailhead of Maunawili Falls Trail (“City orders golf course owner to add hiker parking, facilities,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 30). Read More
Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Mandatory service could unite nation

Based on letters and commentary in this newspaper and national news stories, the divisive atmosphere that characterized the 2016 election will very likely carry into 2017 and risks unraveling the social fabric that has kept this nation togetherfor more than 200 years. Read More
Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Money wasted on fireworks

This is the second incident in recent times when someone has been killed by fireworks (“Woman killed by fireworks, relative hurt, as year starts,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 2). Read More
Updated on  January 4, 2017 at 11:05 am

PV owners provide benefit to state

The state paying $112 million in renewable energy tax credits for 2014 leaves the impression that rooftop solar has cost Hawaii taxpayers a lot of money (“State paid $112M in renewable energy tax credits for 2014,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 25). Read More
Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 11:11 am

Residents suffer as homeless increase

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s coverage of state Rep. Gene Ward’s efforts on homelessness in East Oahu is an injustice to him and a disservice to residents of our community (“Lawmaker issues map of Hawaii Kai homeless,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 27). Read More
Updated on  January 2, 2017 at 11:28 am

Media persecuting HPD Chief Kealoha

The low level of violent crime can be attributed in large part to the leadership at the Honolulu Police Department. Read More
Updated on  December 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm