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Tighten scrutiny of vacation rentals

In the debate on how to put right sketchy operations of online vacation-rental brokers in the islands, Gov. David Ige is insisting that transparency is key to a viable solution. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Island Voices

Public investments to ease housing crisis can boost economy

Carl Bonham, executive director of UHERO (University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization) in his remarks to state legislative leaders weeks before Wednesday’s start of the 2018 Legislature, issued a sharp challenge to them and the political leadership of the state at all levels. Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm


Hawaii survived a real attack in 1941

In contrast with other letter writers, we seniors who lived through an actual attack on Oahu in 1941 have a much different perspective on the missile attack miscue. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm

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Off the News

Help make every homeless person count

It’s hard work — rounding up the crew has been challenging for two years now — but it’s work that matters. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm


Stacks of rules for ‘affordable’ renters

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm
It seems counterintuitive, but one of the challenges in providing affordable rentals appears to be securing the tenants who are willing to apply, and who qualify to move in. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Jerri Chong

Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm
When Jerri Chong became president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, it completed a kind of circle. There was a time when she would have needed its services. Read More


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