Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Editorial: Waianae homeless must foster trust

Pu‘uhonua O Waianae, the self-styled homeless community searching for a new home on the Leeward Coast, has a long road ahead to achieve its goal — but at least there is forward motion and no small measure of determination. Read More

Island Voices

Column: No more recriminations: Legalize recreational cannabis

If we want to strengthen the bond between citizens and civic life, if we want to increase revenues without further taxing existing goods and services, if we want progressive ends — without regressive means — we must decriminalize the recreational use of cannabis. Read More


Letter: Fewer whales are cause for concern

The Maui humpback whale count for 2018 was down close to 50 percent (“Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 26). Read More

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Off the News

Editorial: Hawaii is healthiest, but obesity a concern

In this year’s round of America’s Health Rankings, Hawaii emerged as the overall top state, based on assessment of a total of 35 core health-related behaviors, community and environment issues, policy, clinical care and various outcomes. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Why minimum wage shouldn’t be increased, from restaurateur’s perspective

We are the owners of a small business on Oahu with about 130 employees. As chief financial officer, the one thing that keeps me awake at night is the very real worry that the Legislature and the governor will devastate our business by forcing through a minimum wage hike. Read More

Name in the News

Avalon Group CEO navigates challenges of building affordable housing

Avalon Group CEO navigates the challenges of building affordable housing. Read More


Column: ʻO ka maʻa ka hopena o ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa

Synopsis: Learning language out of context can yield an ability to create decontextualized sentences, but is worthless for actual communication. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Troubling questions surround Kaneshiro, once Dems’ law-and-order man

Going from being the darling of the old Hawaii Democratic machine to now someone under federal investigation, Keith Kaneshiro’s career as the Honolulu prosecutor appears ready to flame out. Read More

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