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Travel ban ruling has some positives

Hawaii raised its profile nationally with the state’s initiative to challenge President Donald Trump’s executive order, otherwise known as the “travel ban.” Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Island Voices

UH fails to address longstanding mismanagement of Mauna Kea

‘We have in many ways failed the mountain.” Read More
Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm


SCOTUS proves judges wrong

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling allowing part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to proceed clearly shows that the judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Hawaii’s federal district judge are either incompetent or ignorant of the law regarding the Constitution’s clear description of executive powers given to the president regarding immigration. Read More

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Off the News

A lot rides on getting DMV computer working again

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm
Technology — or, the lack of it — reared its ugly head this week, leaving citizens across the state unable to obtain or renew driver’s licenses and conduct other vehicle-related business. 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