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Our View

Build affordable rentals to last

The vision is a promising one, but one dares not hope too high, for fear of jinxing things. Read More
Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 12:17 am

Island Voices

Learning starts with physical fitness

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The framework is in place; our voices need to be heard so as to give our children the tools needed to develop healthy lifestyles. Read More


How did Saito get through TSA check?

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 12:21 am
Aside from the obvious incompetence of hospital employees, can anyone tell me how a certified homicidal lunatic on the run has no problem getting through Transportation Security Administration security in Maui and boarding a jet passenger plane using an alias? Read More

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Off the News

Low unemployment rate has a dark side

Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, which had been dropping in recent months, hit a new record low last month — 2.2 percent. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 6:51 am


Many hurdles ahead in farming our land

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Stepping up local food production in our island state is a sensible goal. With greater access to fresh, homegrown products, Hawaii could reap economic, environmental and health gains. Read More

Name in the News

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chairman focuses on environmental, social justice

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm
The Democratic Party of Hawaii represents almost the entire political spectrum in the state. That’s the way DPH Chairman Tim Vanderveer sees it. Read More


Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it. Read More

On Politics

State’s new role over city’s bloated rail project amounts to huge hill of bean(counter)s

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Thanks to a special legislative session this summer, Caldwell got the the money for his way-overbudget rail project. Read More