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Our View

Don’t let Airbnb hinder efforts to curb illegal rentals

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm
Keeping these visitor units from multiplying unchecked, to the detriment of local neighborhoods, is an objective worthy of the fight. Read More

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


Aid in dying should be legal in Hawaii

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Like the majority of Hawaii residents, I also support legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally capable adults the right to medication they can use to achieve a peaceful and humane death. Read More

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Off the News

City Council committee delays foam-free future

With opposing sides squaring off over whether to ban petroleum-based polystyrene foam food containers, a City Council committee has deferred a bill that requires vendors to switch to compostable. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 1:00 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