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Aquarium bill needs reworking

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm
One function lawmakers fulfill is setting reasonable limits to human activities or government programs. Read More

Island Voices

State’s tax system modernization on track

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Smart, fast, efficient technology is essential to improve our state’s tax collection system. Read More


Medicare for all most efficient plan

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm
A national health care plan costs less and would restore health care outcomes in the U.S. back into the Top 10, internationally. Read More

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Off the News

Welcome progress in rape kit testing

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:54 pm
After years of inactivity or sluggish pace, it’s good to see a step-up in testing of sexual assault evidence kits. Read More


Cashing in on hemp slowly but surely

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Why all the hoops to jump through to put a new crop into the ground, especially considering that Hawaii agriculture needs replacements for sugar? The issue here is that hemp and marijuana are two varieties of the same species: cannabis sativa. Read More

Name in the News

Conservation leader wants indigenous cultures to take a prominent role in sustainability

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Born and raised in Nuuanu, Sam ‘Ohu Gon III still lives on a verdant edge of the valley in which Honolulu’s downtown is nestled. Read More


Pūhā hewa ka honu i ka lā makani

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 12:14 am
Got a problem with the traffic at Laniākea and want to move the turtles? Let’s not blame it on them. In what way is it their fault? It is a human problem requiring a solution respectful of nature. Read More

On Politics

Legislators want answers to $1.3B question for more rail funding

For politicians, the best way to trigger a bout of no action is to ask for a straight up-or-down vote on a tax increase. Read More