Letters to the Editor
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Second Amendment needs amending

Thanks to your paper and the media for allowing further debate on the Second Amendment, or the right to bear arms. Read More
Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Koa Ridge will add to water burden

Updated on  November 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm
Here we go again (“Koa Ridge finally reaches building stage,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 3). Read More

Drones spread terror among innocents

The slaughter of innocents on a New York City bike path was undeniably horrific. How readily, though, we forget that the sword in this terror war cuts both ways. Read More
Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Sanders pushes Trump propaganda

Updated on  November 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm
Thanks to Steve Holck for the (unintended, I’m sure) laughs (“Huckabee event uplifting, unifying,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Oct 30). Read More

Airport hangar fiasco unbelievable

Updated on  November 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Kevin Dayton’s report on the call for an audit of the hangar for Hawaiian Airlines was very informative and full of unbelievable things that happened on this particular project (“Lawmaker wants audit of airport hangar project,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 31). Read More

NYC attack belonged on the front page

Updated on  November 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
I found it beyond surprising that the day after a horrific attack took place in New York City… Read More

Hold meetings on Ka Iwi byway

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Congratulations to the new wave of defenders who defeated the vacation cabins and preserved the land. The byway can be a wonderful achievement. Read More

Vacation rentals do too much harm

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm
While lamenting the overtaking of our neighborhoods by multi-generational families and their vehicles, Lisa Adlong acknowledged that such doubling up is usually by necessity (“Multi-generational homes bring tumult,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Oct. 29). Read More

Housing hard to find for not-rich kupuna

Updated on  October 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I gave public testimony at Honolulu Hale to provide a wake-up call to the Airbnb and vacation rental owners, and City Council members, about the state of the housing crisis. Read More

TV show of authentic Hawaii is needed

Updated on  October 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm
I don’t understand why we are still making shows about or set in Hawaii that have nothing to do with Hawaii and with predominantly mainland casts. Read More

Old tactics won’t work on homeless

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Redundancy prevails in our government regarding the tons of rubbish from the homeless camps hauled out each time. Read More

State lags in building affordable housing

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm
Bravo to the state Employees Retirement System for earning 13.4 percent this past year and now having a total of $15.6 billion in assets (“State retirement fund gains 13.4 percent,” Star-Advertiser, Aug. 15). Read More

Don’t demonize homeless youth

Updated on  October 25, 2017 at 7:01 pm
The article on street youth and violence makes it appear that hordes of homeless youth are committing violent crimes on the streets of Honolulu (“Homeless teens raise concerns,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 25). Read More

Economic growth can be damaging

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Nearly everyone seems to have swallowed the absurd idea, with which we are bombarded continuously, that anything impeding economic growth and more jobs is to be rejected, regardless of how devastating it is to the environment and to the future welfare and even existence of humanity. Read More

DHHL’s weakness on homes unbelievable

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm
I couldn’t believe what I read in the newspaper: that DHHL (Department of Hawaiian Home Lands) stated that it is not in the housing business (“Lawmakers press DHHL director,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 22). Read More

Government won’t solve our problems

Updated on  October 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Former state Sen. Gary Hooser offers up more government solutions to affordable housing and income equality that just don’t work (“Bold leadership can increase affordable housing, curb poverty,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Oct. 19). Read More

Housing needs fall to investors, developers

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm
Homeless people need homes. Pretty obvious, I know. But we seem to think we can push our homeless out of their chosen lairs and expect them to do what, exactly? Read More

We should choose where homeless stay

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm
We should solve the homeless crisis not just out of sympathy, but for simple economics. Read More

Trump tax plan benefits only rich

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm
In announcing his tax reform framework, President Donald Trump said: “Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not the highest earners.” Read More

We must do better for Puerto Rico

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm
David Shapiro wrote a nice commentary on Puerto Rico’s dire situation (“Hawaii could face winds of scorn that hit Puerto Rico,” Star-Advertiser, Volcanic Ash, Oct. 14). Read More

Share holiday time with kupuna

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm
With the holiday and Christmas seasons upon us, I can’t help but be reminded of Hawaii’s precious kupuna — especially those who depend on adult children and others to help them with everyday tasks. Read More

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