By David Shapiro, Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted on March 18, 2018 • Updated on August 27, 2018 at 10:13 am
Hawaii advocates for “death with dignity” legislation to allow the hopelessly ill the choice to end their suffering on their own terms have felt for 20 years like Charlie Brown and his football — so close, but always snatched away.
By David Shapiro on February 18, 2018 • Updated on February 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm
By David Shapiro Posted on February 18, 2018 • Updated on February 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm
There was Mayor Kirk Caldwell at one of his dog-and-pony news conferences, portraying himself as the voice of reason in a dispute with the World Surf League over scheduling dates on the North Shore.
By David Shapiro, Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted on February 11, 2018
Without a state plan, we could face a future where even more locals leave Hawaii for economic survival and those who remain are increasingly divided between the rich living in luxury condos and the poor living on the sidewalks below.
By David Shapiro Posted on February 4, 2018 • Updated on February 3, 2018 at 10:29 pm
A “death with dignity” bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain lethal prescriptions to end their suffering hasbeen spit out by the Hawaii Legislature like a political poison pill for 16 years.
We discussed what a shame it would be if we got blown to smithereens before we could celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, which was only a week away. But strangely, I was mostly unconcerned as my mind analyzed scenarios.
Attorney General Douglas Chin’s announcement that he’s running for Congress is no surprise, but Gov. David Ige’s decision not to ask Chin to resign while he campaigns is surprising and troubling.
By David Shapiro on December 3, 2017 • Updated on December 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm
By David Shapiro Posted on December 3, 2017 • Updated on December 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm
It turns out the police crackdown on gun-toting medical stoners predated Ballard’s recent appointment as police chief, and she has now ordered a review of the policy following the uproar over the gun confiscation letter that went out in her name.
The strong show of support for new Honolulu police Chief Susan Ballard by fellow officers at her swearing-in bodes well for her chances of lifting the department out of the funk left by the corruption scandals of federally indicted former Chief Louis Kealoha.
By David Shapiro on October 22, 2017 • Updated on October 22, 2017 at 8:38 am
By David Shapiro Posted on October 22, 2017 • Updated on October 22, 2017 at 8:38 am
If Gov. David Ige and his advisers really think his low voter approval and perceived vulnerability are only because he hasn’t communicated his success, they could face a grim primary election night.