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Sharing economy can boost TAT take

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Let’s apply the TAT, collect the revenue from the online platforms, and get serious about homelessness before it further undermines Hawaii tourism (where TAT revenue comes from in the first place). Read More

Propaganda can affect thinking

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm
Do yourself a favor and learn how to be able to recognize the truth, using logical thinking to learn. Read More

Community helped Maunalua Bay

I would like to echo the sentiment expressed in Kim Hum’s commentary earlier this month (“Local communities lead revival of nearshore marine life,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, June 11). Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Open Hawaii island to lava viewing

• Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Kilauea is entering its largest eruptive phase since 1924, and I would drop everything to see it — if I could. But with Federal Aviation Administration restrictions keeping helicopters above 3,000 feet and no way to view flows from the ground, now might be the worst time to visit. Read More

Chinatown police hit jaywalkers first

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm
There is a police substation right in Chinatown but you never see any police officers walking a beat enforcing laws, unlike in our precious Waikiki. Read More

NFL players should respect anthem, flag

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm
Besides the fine, the NFL also should disqualify all players from participating in games they protest. Read More

AMI not best way to set affordability

If Kim Jong Un were to stop in Honolulu en route to the White House, one look at our homeless would convince him that democracy is not a superior form of government. Read More
Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Exchange swords for plowshares

Noel Kent was right on when he pointed out that North Korea is less dangerous to the security of Hawaii than the aggressive military posturing and provocative bombast emanating from the war hawks in Washington (“We don’t need new Kaena Point radar,” Star-Advertiser, June 7). Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Hopes high for Korean peace talks

• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm
As a part of Women Cross DMZ, we just returned from a week in South Korea with 30 international women seeking peace in Korea. Read More

Visitor may bring own shopping bags

So, let’s see. As a visitor to Hawaii, I either have to pack shopping bags from the mainland, or pay 15 cents a bag in Hawaii? Read More
Updated on  June 10, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Be careful driving on Oahu’s roads

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm
For residents and visitors alike, all of us must be more vigilant when using a motor vehicle on Oahu’s streets. Let’s make this a safer gathering place. Read More

Hawaii needs Trump’s support

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 7:07 pm
It’s at times like this when having a congressional delegation and governor with a good working relationship with the Trump administration would really be helpful to the people of Hawaii. Read More

Taxis should adapt to new competition

• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm
Why was Bill 35 even considered by the City Council (“Council OKs cap on ride-hailing ‘surge pricing’,” Star-Advertiser, June 7)? Because the taxi companies are a monopoly that have gouged the people of Hawaii for years. Read More

Complete Streets an idea we need now

It does not bode well that the department chairman of civil/environmental engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is stuck in the transportation mindset of the mid-1900s (“It’s just another excuse for government to spend,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, June 3). Read More
Updated on  June 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Passengers at risk with Uber, Lyft

Today the City Council is expected to vote on whether ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft will be subject to only some of the same regulations as taxi companies. Read More
Updated on  June 5, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Give the homeless place to set up camp

It’s not just Mother Waldron Park or another Kakaako park — it’s every park in the city inundated with homeless people, because that’s where the public restrooms and open spaces are located. Read More
Updated on  June 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm

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