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Help make every homeless person count

It’s hard work — rounding up the crew has been challenging for two years now — but it’s work that matters. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Hawaii joins fight for net neutrality

It’s heartening to see 22 state attorneys general — including Hawaii’s — challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s misguided rollback of net neutrality. Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Lawmakers should focus on housing, homeless

Saturday morning’s alert that mistakenly advised of a incoming ballistic missile unleashed an islandwide adrenaline spike that’s likely to still be buzzing when the 2018 Legislature opens Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  January 15, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Take precautions against the flu

Medical clinics and emergency rooms across Oahu are now grappling with an upsurge in flu cases — and one strain appears to be particularly tough. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm

Big store chains hang on in Hawaii

In the embattled retail landscape of brick-and-mortar stores being shuttered, Hawaii has been hit now and then. Read More
Updated on  January 8, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Emergency siren goes nuclear for second time

Emergency management officials are feeling better about the second test of the nuclear air-raid siren this week, the first of the new year. Read More
Updated on  January 4, 2018 at 12:47 am

Enjoy those fireworks safely — and legally

Updated on  December 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm
New Year’s firecrackers may be ignited between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday, according to city ordinance. Read More

Obama’s back in town for Christmas

Not that anyone is terribly surprised that former President Barack Obama has been sighted here at Christmas time — the Obamas usually spent Christmas in Hawaii, even before his election. Read More
Updated on  December 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Health insurance costs going up, again

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm
The certainty about health insurance is that rates will rise. How steep that incline becomes, though, is anyone’s guess. Read More

A low unemployment rate, but at a cost

Updated on  December 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm
The good news is that the jobless rate in this state has hit a record low, 2 percent. But every silver lining comes with a dark cloud. Read More

Waiting to see what the tax bill will bring

All the pundits and economic analysts are trying to work out what the future holds for Americans, given the passage of the GOP tax bill. Read More
Updated on  December 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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