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Letter: Sea level rise needs a shared response

Shoreline erosion and sea level rise are serious and there is no easy fix. If property owners are allowed to armor their shore, it will accelerate erosion on neighboring properties. Read More

Letter: Property never had public right-of-way

I bought my Portlock house in 1982. The driveway to my house, and a footpath, are private property. It has never been a public right-of-way. Read More

Letter: Facts are missing in attack on Trump

Letters to the editor should have at least a modicum of facts. Read More

Letter: Predictable results factor in low turnout

I have voted in every election since the days of John F. Kennedy. This year my candidates seem 99 percent certain to win. Read More

Letter: Too late for kindness amid rising rudeness

Oh wow, Cal Thomas. Such a novel idea: Try a little kindness (“Both sides of political divide should try a little kindness,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 30). Read More
 

Letter: Host of problems testing Christian faith

In the Bible, Jesus Christ exhibits genuine empathy, compassion and care for the suffering and less fortunate. Read More

Letter: Government must fix flooded Ahua Street

Ahua Street needs help. It has been more than 25 years, yet the state and city have not solved the problem of flooding on Ahua Street. Read More

Letter: Visitor applauds Talk Story Festival

I am a tourist from Arizona who attended the 30th annual Talk Story Festival on Oct. 19. Read More
 

Letter: Urgent care boosted by set-pay capitation

Regarding your recent article on the increase in urgent-care facilities (“They’re popping up everywhere,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 22), another contributing factor to the increased use of urgent- care facilities is the capitation- type of program HMSA has implemented with many of its participating physicians. Read More

Letter: Eliminate tax on certain foods

The first and easiest way to eliminate some unfair taxation of the poor is to stop taxing unprepared food, as in Las Vegas. Read More

Letter: Good time to cut national debt

If we citizens spend more than we earn, we can find temporary relief. Read More

Letter: America should stand for justice

Midterm election polls show the U.S. population is not much concerned with foreign policy. Read More

Letter: Don’t allow rail into city center

Regarding “Looking for ways to cut costs” (Star-Advertiser, Oct. 25): Will the powers-that-be finally listen to the thousands of us who have been saying, “Stop at Middle Street,” most recently advocated by Dennis Callan (“HART’s P3 plans built on unbelievable ridership numbers,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Oct. 25)? Read More

Letter: Stop the rail at Middle Street

The only and best way to save money on the rail project is to stop at Middle Street. Read More
 

Letter: Political rhetoric should inform

I agree with the point of the political cartoon (“Dial it back,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 27) that we need to dial back political rhetoric before it incites deadly violence. Read More

Letter: Strike threatens vital convention

The Unite Here Local 5 union’s bullhorn- and drumming-enhanced strike pickets circle the hotels after gathering on Waikiki Beach in front of the Sheraton Moana at 7:30 a.m. Read More

Letter: What labor unions don’t tell workers

In 1959, as a college student, I worked for J&L Steel during a 112-day strike of the steelworkers’ union. In the end, various companies negotiated raises of $1.25 to $4.25 per hour over a three-year period. Read More

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