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Tax collections should be fairer

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm
Hawaii’s tax receipts are healthier than expected. So why are lawmakers making a big deal about increasing revenue further? Read More

Don’t let vacation rental rules hurt economy

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Lawmakers and stakeholders should be looking to shape sustainable tourism that benefits all communities, rather than regressive policies that would adversely impact the industry that is the very backbone of our economy. Read More

Join celebs in discussing mental health

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Let’s help develop this movement that can normalize the topic of mental health and eliminate the stigma and shame that prevents people from receiving help and seeing that hope does exist. Read More

Confusion over Waianae camp

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 6:09 pm
For some 200 homeless people encamped on borrowed time on state land in Waianae, a lot can change in one short week. Or not. Read More

Bicyclists should warn pedestrians

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm
If the riders are going to be allowed to use the sidewalks, they must be more aware of people walking and use a bell and/or announce that they are going to pass. Read More

E pā Mau ana kahi Kukunaokalā mālamalama

Synopsis: In remembrance of an awesome husband, father, mentor, coach, friend and leader, Sulu Mau Tafaoimalo. Read More
Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Youth rejuvenate our democracy

There’s nothing but inspiration to be drawn from the stunning movement by the nation’s youth to marshal forces around the issue of gun control. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Innovative firms succeed in ‘sandbox’

The Star-Advertiser’s “Off the News” piece on Hawaii Technology Development Corp.’s “Sandbox” (“Innovation in a government-issue sandbox,” March 9), ignores a history of achievement and a demand in the entrepreneurial community for state-of-the-art facilities. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Make Alzheimer’s support a priority

Even though the number of people affected is alarming — in Hawaii, there are 27,000 individuals who have Alzheimer’s and 66,000 unpaid family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s — there continues to be a lack of priority placed on implementing the Hawaii State Plan on Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (ADRD), which was created in 2014. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Control spread of invasive albizia

An albizia is easy to spot in Hawaii’s lineup of lush foliage. Fitted with a feathery, top-heavy canopy, it’s typically the tallest tree species dotting various roadways and ravines in the islands. They’re beautiful. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Innovations in agriculture can help Hawaii farmers thrive

As we come together this month to celebrate the importance of agriculture on National Ag Day, March 20, it is important to take stock of Hawaii’s vital contributions to the way we grow, sell and consume food, and where the industry will take us next. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Foster social and emotional learning in our schools

Following the mass shooting in Florida last month, and the many other tragedies that occurred before it, we find ourselves asking if it’s possible to keep our children safe and prevent violence in our schools. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 12:42 am

Keiki need help in East Hawaii

The sprawling area extending from Honokaa to Ocean View on Hawaii island includes some of the most underserved communities, parts of which have come to be known as the “wild west” — an ironic moniker for what’s defined as East Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm

A serious need for addiction treatment on Kauai

With addiction to prescription painkillers on the rise in Hawaii, state lawmakers have responded with legislation that requires patient counseling on the risks of opioid medications, and limits prescriptions. Read More
Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Honor kupuna caregivers with funding

Hawaii often inspires me, but last December, when the state Executive Office on Aging rolled out the Kupuna Caregivers program, it outdid itself. Read More
Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm

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