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Editorial: Hirono, Gabbard, Case for Congress

Hawaii’s presence on Capitol Hill is becoming more visible, as members of our congressional delegation raise their profiles through outspoken public positions on hot-button political issues. Read More

Editorial: Ige, Green best choice for isles

For the next four years, Hawaii faces consequential challenges that will require wise, farsighted decisions by the state’s top leadership. Read More

Editorial: Hawaii could do better on energy

Years ago Hawaii set off boldly down a green-energy path that’s now defined as a 100-percent-renewable-energy policy. That’s why its placement as No. 16 on a state scorecard for energy efficiency seems underwhelming. Read More

Editorial: Police shootings need close review

In Hawaii, police officer- involved shootings are relatively rare. But not this year. Read More

Editorial: Keep Convention Center in shape

Hawaii has a history of pursuing new construction — while showing little love for maintaining what’s already built. Read More

Editorial: A stronger plan to fight bullying

Our public schools are tasked with providing a safe and reasonably pleasant learning environment for all students. And that’s achievable only with a zero-tolerance approach to bullying and related offenses. Read More

Editorial: Prisons require outside oversight

The management of Hawaii’s state prison system has caused no small degree of consternation in recent years. Read More

Editorial: Policies needed on sea level rise

Here’s what climate-change researchers proffer as a certainty: sea level is rising and the rate of change is accelerating. Read More

Editorial: Get tough about closing cesspools

A tough stance is needed: at least half of the state’s identified cesspool inventory looms as a risk to our water resources due to proximity to aquifers (tapped for our drinking water), stream channels and watersheds. Read More

Editorial: Common sense in Moiliili

Calm and common sense seem to have prevailed in Moiliili over a disputed road, thanks to the practical ruling of Circuit Judge Bert Ayabe. Read More

Editorial: Expand coverage of dental care

In a laudable move, two local health insurers are putting their money where their mouth is — or more precisely, their patients’ mouths via better dental health. Read More

Editorial: Many ways to make Hawaii street safer

On Saturday, it was a homeless man lying in the driveway of an office building. On Sunday, a doctor walking his dog in Mokuleia. Read More

Editorial: Arizona Memorial deserves better

It’s unfortunate that for nearly five months now, thousands of visitors who show up daily to see one of the most revered spots in American battle history have been unable to set foot on the USS Arizona Memorial. Read More

Editorial: State takes risk with Cromwell’s

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources is tasked with managing and protecting nearly 1.3 million acres of state lands, beaches and coastal waters, as well as 750 miles of coastline (the fourth-longest state jurisdiction nationwide). Read More

Editorial: More UH students a boon for Hawaii

Last summer, when student headcount at the University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus was poised to continue a downward slide, the 10-campus system’s president, David Lassner, announced a push to bump up enrollment and retention figures. Read More

Editorial: HART, city face tight deadlines

One down, two to go — on three weighty conditions that the Federal Transit Administration is demanding within 60 days from Oahu’s troubled rail project, now entering its final and most complex urban stretch. Read More

Editorial: Dues keep flowing to unions

For union-strong Hawaii, the negligible membership erosion due to a recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling has to be encouraging, for now. Read More

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