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Speed up work on Red Hill tanks

Despite a fast-approaching deadline for a defensible plan to upgrade protection of drinking water sources near its Red Hill fuel farm, the U.S. Navy has continued to drag its feet. Read More
Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Island Voices

Hilton’s fireworks show deserves better than DLNR fee hike

Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm
As a community, we should do everything we can to help improve and enhance Waikiki, the economic driver of our state, for the benefit of both residents and visitors. Read More


Divisive politicians won’t face the truth

Both major political parties are having an identity crisis. They define themselves mostly in terms of their opposition to the other party, which they characterize as destroying the country. Read More
Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm

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Off the News

Coming soon: a Donki in the supermarket

Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 7:36 pm
News that The Don Quijote Group is buying Hawaii’s Times Supermarkets chain raises a lot of questions for consumers. 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