Letters to the Editor
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Students, teachers rally for education

Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 6:57 pm
What parents don’t want their kids to have the best opportunities for their lives? Without proper education that would not happen. Read More

Take steps to stop shark attacks

Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 12:18 am
Another shark has attacked and maimed someone in Hawaii waters (“Man in critical condition after shark mauling,” Star-Advertiser, April 1). Read More

Prediction came true for aid in dying

In 2005, after several failed attempts to pass an aid-in-dying law through the state Legislature, an op-ed I wrote was published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, in which I predicted Hawaii, and all states, would eventually legalize aid-in-dying. Read More
Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 12:23 am

Builders need plans for sea level rise

Updated on  April 1, 2018 at 7:24 pm
A critical question absent from Vicki Viotti’s interview with Simon Treacy of the Howard Hughes Corp., concerning present and future development of the Victoria Ward properties, was how he intends to deal with predicted sea level rise. Read More

Reef-safe sunscreens are readily available

Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 7:38 pm
There is a growing body of peer-reviewed scientific literature certifying that oxybenzone and octinoxate are detrimental to our nearshore ecosystems. Read More

Young voters can drive out bigwigs

Updated on  March 30, 2018 at 7:04 pm
Now the attacks start: adults weighing in on how the Parkland high school students had adult help with a slanted agenda that politicized the event. Read More

God knows suicide stems from illness

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm
I decided that although I may not choose assisted “death with dignity” for myself, I should not impose my religious beliefs on others. Read More

Young people will make the difference

Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 8:06 pm
On Saturday, I walked with the students and other adult supporters in the Ala Moana Park “March for Our Lives,” and was inspired. Read More

Hawaiian leaders must step up for TMT

Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 12:21 am
The Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea is expected to pump $90 million into our economy and educational system. Read More

Approve medical aid in dying bill

Updated on  March 26, 2018 at 6:24 pm
I hope our Senate and governor approve the “Our Care, Our Choice” act. Read More

Fire sprinklers save lives and property

Updated on  March 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm
Building codes requires all new multi-unit residential buildings to have fire sprinklers for one simple reason — for their cost they are incredibly effective at saving lives and minimizing property damage. Read More

OHA can help youth at risk in East Hawaii

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 8:10 pm
Where is the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and why isn’t it using some of its rich endowment to make a difference? Read More

Defeat bill to allow assisted suicide

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 11:33 am
I am opposed to the physician assisted suicide bill and urge the state Senate to defeat it. Read More

City still considering public input on park

The concerns raised in the letter, “Keep parking at Ala Moana Park” (Star-Advertiser, March 14), echo those expressed at various public meetings and online. Read More
Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Act to protect water supply

Senate Bill 2930 ought to be a no-brainer. It relates to eliminating the risk that the fuel stored at Red Hill might leak and destroy Honolulu’s water supply. Not even the smallest possible risk that this could happen is acceptable. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Speeding drivers threaten pedestrians

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Why are motorists mowing down so many pedestrians (“Year’s alarming rise in pedestrian deaths spurs campaign,” Star-Advertiser, March 17)? Read More

Federal study refutes pesticide foes’ claims

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 3:39 pm
Misinformed people have spread a great deal of unwarranted fear in Hawaii around agricultural pesticides. So it’s disappointing the findings were not better reported by Hawaii media when a federal agency last week released the results of surface water testing on Oahu and Kauai. Read More

Bicyclists should warn pedestrians

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm
If the riders are going to be allowed to use the sidewalks, they must be more aware of people walking and use a bell and/or announce that they are going to pass. Read More

Innovative firms succeed in ‘sandbox’

The Star-Advertiser’s “Off the News” piece on Hawaii Technology Development Corp.’s “Sandbox” (“Innovation in a government-issue sandbox,” March 9), ignores a history of achievement and a demand in the entrepreneurial community for state-of-the-art facilities. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm

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