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Name in the News: Christina Kishimoto

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 12:20 am
The biggest potential public-schools win during this year’s legislative session is a proposal asking voters whether to establish a surcharge on investment real property to serve as a funding stream for Hawaii’s statewide system. Read More

Rental scooters can’t flout rules

Left unchecked, Lime, the dockless motorized scooter that last week started appearing in select Honolulu areas, could fit the description of “too much of a good thing.” Read More
Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Amid towers, Howard Hughes builds a green space

Welcome to the impossible. Howard Hughes Corp., master developer of Ward Village, broke ground Tuesday on a 1.5-acre great public lawn in Kakaako, the first half of an envisioned 3-acre central public plaza. Read More
Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Set up nonprofit beachboy stands

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 12:41 am
The recent events at Kuhio Beach Park involving the beachboys should have never occurred, because it was inevitable that things would blow up due to the various competing for-profit corporations’ self-interest (“City awaits court decision in dispute over beachboy stands,” Star-Advertiser, May 16). Read More

Hospital escape demands answers

Six month ago, Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito was picked up by deputy sheriffs in Stockton, Calif. — three days after he had slipped out of the Kaneohe facility, making his way to Maui and then California before an alarm was even sounded. Read More
Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Regulating ride-hail not ‘outdated’

If we cut through the noise of Uber’s talking points parroted in a recent editorial — “old guard and new guard,” “innovation,” “supply and demand” — the ultimate point was that Bill 35 proposes “outdated restrictions” (“Allow innovation in for-hire rides,” Star- Advertiser, Our View, May 10). Read More
Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Bulb-outs don’t fit historic district

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm
Bulb-outs in Chinatown are examples of over-engineering — using a sledgehammer when a hammer will do (“Bulb-outs are part of Complete Streets,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, May 13). Read More

Taxpayers shouldn’t help illegal B&Bs

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 5:22 pm
It is very wise for Hawaii County to shut down vacation rentals (“County shuts down vacation rentals as residents are left to deal with more lava outbreaks,” Star-Advertiser, May 13). Read More

Ohia killer threatens trees on Kauai

Since scientists discovered the “rapid ohia death” scourge less than five years ago, it has killed millions of trees, spanning more than 135,000 acres on Hawaii island. Read More
Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Get dumpsters off the streets

The fact that the entire character of Kakaako is changing no longer escapes anyone’s notice. There’s now far more traffic, drawn by the development of residential properties in what for decades was a largely industrial zone. Read More
Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm

City takeover of Kakaako parks makes sense

Perhaps the members of the Honolulu City Council have a point in the complaint they have lodged: The Council should have been consulted about the Kakaako Makai park lands transfer. Read More
Updated on  May 13, 2018 at 7:18 pm

Give visitors option of short-term rentals

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm
Under the proposed rules for vacation rentals, would former President Barack Obama be able to rent the Kailua Beach home? Read More

Throw the book at drift racers

The city has sent an essential, strong message to those who clearly need to hear it: Nobody has the right to go thrill-riding on public roads and, in fact, deserve to be punished severely for endangering the lives of others. Read More
Updated on  May 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Keeping building up bridge to college

Updated on  May 12, 2018 at 6:52 pm
Here’s hoping that in years to come, more Hawaii-grown students will be moving cap tassels, from right to left. Read More

Partnerships boost keiki potential

Updated on  May 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm
One critical key to overcoming the multitude of socio-economic barriers that keep learners in our state from reaching their full potential is to hui up resources and efforts. Read More

‘No talk stink’ culture can stop harassment

Updated on  May 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm
When the #MeToo movement first appeared, a local businessman told me he didn’t think it would hit Hawaii because of our “no talk stink” culture. Actually, “no talk stink” can help stop harassment. Read More

Pipe dreams: Water rates, poised to rise to replace old pipes, are just 1 aspect of the supply picture

Updated on  May 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm
According to the Board of Water Supply, Oahu is now seeing about 300 water main breaks a year. And unless ongoing pipeline replacement efforts are ramped up, the annual count of splits, tears and bursts is poised for an unabated climb in coming decades. Read More

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