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Celebrate our history in public spaces

Sadly, we have too few such occasions where the history of Hawaii can be visually and spiritually portrayed for all to experience. Read More

Whale shark rescue rare bit of good news

Mahalo to them for their actions and also for providing enlightening good news. Read More

Ua mau anei ka pono o nā kānaka ʻōiwi?

The Restoration Day celebration at Thomas Square, where the Hawaiian flag now flies alone, gives hope to those of us who support a completely independent Hawaiʻi. Read More

Not registered to vote? No problem

Every Saturday, we’ll present these short-take editorials that reflect on some of this week’s news. Read More

Name in the News: Rex Quidilla

Rex Quidilla started off his career as a University of Hawaii graduate with a degree in journalism. Read More

Big Isle will need long-term support

Based on Kilauea’s past history of eruptions in the Lower East Rift Zone, if the ongoing lava flow maintains its current high-volume groove, it could take months or even years to wind down. Read More

Stirring ceremony brings men home

On Wednesday I saw the return of the remains of 55 service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read More

To create affordable housing, government should back off

As an appraiser who has valued real estate in Hawaii for more than 45 years, I am not surprised that a panel comprised almost entirely of government employees and people who make a living off the government dole should recommend more government spending on affordable housing (“‘No quick fix’ for shortage of affordable apartments,” Star-Advertiser, July 28). Read More

Hawaiian culture appropriated again

A Chicago-based corporation sent a letter to Hawaii businesses demanding that they stop using the words “aloha” and “poke” together, claiming it infringes on their business name, “Aloha Poke.” Read More

History stands tall at Thomas Square

Thomas Square has been elevated a bit closer to the status it has deserved: a favored green oasis in the city, with its distinct historical context, the Hawaiian flag topping the new flagpole, now in plain view. Read More

Newest state senator takes his seat

His State Capitol website looks lonely: Smiling back from a nearly blank page is state Sen. Jon Yoshimura’s sun-drenched face (the other mug shots are pallid studio standard poses). “No measures introduced,” it says. Read More

Make sure tourists are safe

This year is the Gannenmono, the 150th anniversary of the first group of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Read More

A good start on vacation rentals

In the late 1980s, the City Council adopted a measure that banned the opening of new bed-and-breakfast establishments or transient vacation units in all zoning districts except in hotel-resort zones. Read More

Don’t let guns, fear rule Hawaii

As a concerned citizen, I want to thank the Star-Advertiser for “Challenge ruling on ‘open carry’” (Our View, July 30). Read More

Homeless left out of ‘life of the land’

The recent Thomas Square upgrade visually ties the park to the adjacent Blaisdell Concert Hall and Honolulu Museum of Art, highlighting it as a hub of cultural and historical importance. Read More

A tribute to a king, and an admiral

It’s good to be the king. In this case, it’s King Kamehameha III who gets the honors today, when a 12-foot bronze likeness of the monarch is dedicated at Thomas Square on the occasion of La Ho‘iho‘i Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day). Read More

Voters should be wary of PAC ads

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the advent of “super PACs” — a variant of the political action committee (PAC) — developed a higher profile in Hawaii politics. Read More

Hawaii will still have strict gun laws

Before we start jumping up in arms about the recent federal appeals court ruling regarding open carry, we need to understand why it was ruled unconstitutional (“Open carry,” Star-Advertiser, July 25). Read More

Challenge ruling on ‘open carry’

In recent decades, laws in many states have changed to permit more and more people to carry guns in public places — in plain view. Read More

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