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Sharks Cove plan draws skepticism

A “rural community commercial center” doesn’t seem the sort of thing to inspire neighborhood resistance. Read More
Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Reimbursement squeezes primary-care docs — and patients

Primary care is comprehensive medical care by those specifically trained in first contact and continuing care for patients, serving as the central hub for all of the patient’s health care needs. Read More
Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Proposed rules could tame monster houses

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm
Bravo to the Star-Advertiser for taking on the monster house issue (“Getting around the house rules,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 28). Read More

Listen for the wailing siren on Dec. 1

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 12:16 am
The launch of a North Korean missile early Wednesday morning (local time) serves as a serious reminder to listen for a distinct wailing siren on Friday — a test of an “attack warning” to alert residents here of incoming missiles carrying nuclear warheads. Read More

Let siren remind us to seek peace

On Dec. 1, Hawaii will begin a monthly test of the siren warning of imminent nuclear attack. The elementary school “drop drills” in the 1950s created lasting trauma as we hid under our desks in implied protection from atomic bombs. Read More
Updated on  November 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Need housing? Tax vacation rentals

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 12:16 am
Two pending actions, one at the state level and one at the City and County level, have the potential to make a significant dent in the Oahu homeless problem as well as bring reasonable regulation to vacation rentals. Read More

Don’t let ISPs choke internet

With the internet now folded into our everyday lives, most of us take for granted matters such as open and equal access to online content. Read More
Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Shine a light on child sexual abuse

Thank you for your excellent reporting on the Kamehameha Schools abuse case (“Broken trust, shattered lives,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 26). Read More
Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Ah Mow-Santos, Wahine do Shoji proud

It’s under a new coach, but the postseason streak continues for the University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball team. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Vigilance needed to fight child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse leaves a lifelong scar on its victims, the wound being especially deep when it’s inflicted in childhood. The message it conveys is one of powerlessness. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Defense spending about local pork

A recent article on defense spending offers a tacit explanation of why the Pentagon budget keeps expanding, while funds for social programs diminish (“Defense bill includes over $300 million for Hawaii,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 20). Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm

UH aims to make all its own energy

Two years ago, Gov. David Ige signed a law directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Rail stations get Hawaiian names

A working group came up with Hawaiian names for the nine rail stations at the Ewa end of the line, intended to reflect the ancient culture and history of the surrounding area: Kualaka‘i, Keone‘ae, Honouliuli, Ho‘ae‘ae, Pouhala, Halaulani, Waiawa, Pu‘uloa and Halawa. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Hawaii joins fight against climate change

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Even in America, one coast is in flames, the center and south is under water, and storms crash the East Coast. Working with others globally, our commitments in Hawaii can conquer civilizational challenges. Read More

Giving thanks: A collection of readers’ thoughts

Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 1:10 am
Intriguing times are sweeping through our nation and Hawaii — but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s pause to reflect on blessings. Here’s a collection of readers’ thoughts. Read More

HFD doesn’t need another fireboat

Updated on  November 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm
The Port of Honolulu does not need another fireboat maintained and operated by the Honolulu Fire Department. Read More

Hospital needs better strategies

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm
This current focus on the State Hospital must prod the state to complete its facility overhaul, as scheduled, by 2021. The current master plan is a revision of one drafted more than a decade ago. That plan was never funded or implemented — and, not surprisingly, we’re witnessing the spilling of consequences. Read More

Heed severe lessons of ‘Reaganomics’

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:32 pm
Today’s homeless can look directly at Reagan and his GOP tax plan for much of their misery. Read More

Religious diversity is a true blessing

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
I’m confident that our nation will to do better and remain hopeful of our intentions to accept our differences and disagreements. I’ll always be thankful for the “great American experiment” that offers these possibilities. Read More

God tops all life’s blessings

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Despite our conflicts and disagreements we have had from childhood until now, which is a part of life so that we learn and progress, I thank God for my very loving family. Read More

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