Letters to the Editor
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Health care costs burden businesses

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm
Health care costs are skyrocketing to the point where local small businesses can’t afford full-time employees. Read More

Bicyclists taking over pedestrian walkways

Your little pat on the back for the bicycle riders in the Biki program needs a little reality check (“More bicycles put drivers on notice,” Star Advertiser, Our View, Jan. 20). Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Don’t move Olelo stations

I am very concerned that Spectrum will be relegating Olelo stations to higher- numbered stations, making them irrelevant in the daily news of our state (“Public access TV backers decry channels’ move,” Star- Advertiser, Feb. 1). Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Olelo channels move unnecessary, wrong

Spectrum intends to move Olelo channels out to “channel Siberia” at the farthest end of the lineup (channels in the 180s). Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Chain migration benefits isles, nation

Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm
Chain migration keeps families intact and creates many productive Americans in succeeding generations. It is a good thing. Read More

Discriminatory jail system needs fixing

Updated on  February 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm
Our present jail holds many people who have not been proven guilty of any crime. These prisoners cannot afford bail, in addition to others who need mental health and substance- abuse treatment. Read More

Stick to facts about Souki allegations

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm
I strongly object to the writing in the story about former state Department of Human Services Director Rachael Wong’s ethics complaint against former House Speaker Joe Souki (“Souki accused of harassment,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 1). Read More

President Trump hit a home run

This year’s State of the Union speech moved me greatly and I was so proud to be an American. Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Pass progressive laws for Hawaii

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm
Gov. David Ige is facing a tough re-election race. Eyes are also on new House Speaker Scott Saiki. Both were once outsiders who argued for reform. Read More

Rehabilitation better than incarceration

Commendations are due Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick for his insightful article about our criminal justice system (“Instead of building a new jail, spend money on rehabilitation,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Jan. 25). Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Traditional values can restore Kawainui

Updated on  January 28, 2018 at 8:35 pm
Let’s help their dedicated descendants work their magic again. Together we can make Kawainui truly be her given name: “The Big Freshwater.” Read More

House bill would save Ewa wildlife

Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 6:29 pm
In the implementation of the Second City within the Honouliuli ahupua‘a, no consideration for the endangered species to be displaced by their loss of habitat was afforded, let alone recognized. Read More

McConnell will yank support for DACA

This latest federal shutdown was the result of President Donald Trump failing to follow through with a promise to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer to save Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and prevent the deportation of Dreamers. Read More
Updated on  January 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Democracy relies on consensus

Don’t despair as the vitriol and pettiness calcifying our national government drone on. This reflects, perhaps, a low quality of elites who are nonetheless bound within a brand of democracy that is uniquely American. Read More
Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Increase minimum wage to livable one

I pay my one employee $25 an hour. When I had a larger staff, before 2009, I paid all my employees $10 an hour when the minimum wage was around $7. Read More
Updated on  January 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Look for solutions to alert’s failings

Updated on  January 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm
Like all of us, I look forward to the legislative inquiry into the false missile alert. I have three concerns I hope are addressed. Read More

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