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Ige should approve proper ohana zones

In the 1990s, Honolulu’s mayor touted his Aala Park tent city. Today the city says Aala’s tent experiment failed because of crime. Read More
Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Veto bill to ban some sunscreens

Protecting Hawaii’s coral reefs is a good idea, but banning the sale of all FDA-approved sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate is a bad idea. Read More
Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Let non-golfers use Ala Wai Golf Course


• Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm
A recent article noted that a private company may be investing up to $50 million to upgrade the driving range at the Ala Wai Golf Course (“Ala Wai driving range might get $50M face-lift,” Star-Advertiser, May 2). Read More

Choose sunscreens that will protect you


• Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 5:22 pm
In Hawaii, the death rate from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is already 30 percent higher than the national average. Read More

Demand lawmakers support living wage


• Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 1:33 am
The Legislature’s continued reluctance to support a living wage is surprising and disappointing. Read More

$30M won’t cover cost of ohana zones

Ohana zones abound on plantations mostly dedicated to growing weeds, and under the rail transit guideway, between the Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii and The Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu. Read More
Updated on  May 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm
 

Can’t lawmakers just lower taxes?

When are Hawaii’s residents going to be fed up with their beloved Democratic Party that continues to tax us into poverty while feathering its nest? And when is this newspaper going to hold them accountable? Read More
Updated on  May 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Polystyrene ban bad for business

I co-own and operate two take-out plate lunch counters here on Oahu. We have been in business nearly 25 years, supporting our families and about a dozen employees. Read More
Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 6:40 pm
 

Panel followed rules on Souki’s ouster


• Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm
Richard Borreca’s column claimed an abuse of power when the Ethics Commission “removed” former House Speaker Joe Souki from office instead of his fellow legislators or the voters of Maui (“From Souki to a surcharge on property taxes, Legislature makes some unorthodox moves,” Star-Advertiser, On Politics, April 29). Read More

Raise taxes on out-of-state investors

A couple decades ago, I purchased three V.A.-foreclosed houses in Texas — two in Austin and one in Dallas. They were about $75,000 to $89,000 each. Read More
Updated on  April 29, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Shouldn’t hotel workers get more?


• Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm
If Hawaii hotel rates are the highest in the nation and occupancy is high, why isn’t this translating into better wages, better health benefits and pensions for the hotel workers? Read More

New Marshall Plan for North Korea


• Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm
Given that North Korea is well behind South Korea in its economic well-being, I feel President Donald Trump could offer a very broad-based Marshall Plan to North Korea as a means to persuade it to give up all its nuclear arms capability. Read More

Provide racetrack for drifting, racing


• Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm
I read about the City Council passing a bill on Wednesday that would outlaw drifting and drift racing (“Drifting: Bill approved outlawing the driving technique,” Star Advertiser, April 26). Read More

Woman should have replaced Joe Souki

In this #MeToo era, our state’s leaders missed an opportunity by failing to replace former House Speaker Joe Souki with a female representative (“Ige appoints replacement to Joe Souki’s House seat,” Star-Advertiser, Top News, April 17). Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Hawaii GOP riven by fringe groups

The article, “Tupola seeks restraining order against activist” (Star-Advertiser, April 22), is a timely testament that the Hawaii GOP is being fractured by destructive splinter groups like Hawaii Republican Action (HIRA). Read More
Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Help stop youth from smoking


• Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm
As a high school student, I have been increasingly concerned by the rising rates of vaping in my community and around the island. Read More

Vote for those who support Earth Day


• Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm
The most important date on the calendar for environmentalism is not April 22, Earth Day; it is the first Tuesday of November each election year. Read More

Kauai could have used the Superferry


• Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm
The Superferry could have been so much more helpful than a Chinook helicopter in getting much-needed supplies and equipment over to Kauai. Read More

Finance committee subverts the process

House Finance Committee Chairwoman Sylvia Luke and Vice Chairman Ty Cullen killed Senate Bill 2498, a bill to ban the sale and use of polystyrene containers (“Despite support, foam container ban bill fails to pass,” Star-Advertiser, April 14). Read More
Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 7:12 pm

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