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COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Hawaii’s public worker unions deserve a right to negotiate over issues that are core to their members’ pay and working conditions; the state and county officials who serve as their employer need the right to manage the labor force in the best interest of the taxpayers who foot the bills.

Bill gives too wide leeway to unions

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Hawaii’s public worker unions deserve a right to negotiate over issues that are core to their members’ pay and working conditions; the state and county officials who serve as their employer need the right to manage the labor force in the best interest of the taxpayers who foot the bills.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm
It’s a difficult balance to strike, without a doubt. Hawaii’s public worker unions deserve a right to negotiate over issues that are core to their members’ pay and working conditions; the state and county officials who serve as their employer need the right to manage the labor force in the best interest of the taxpayers who foot the bills. Read More

Island Voices

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Seniors were treated to three dozen vendors with products and health information on Kupuna Power Day at the state Capitol.

It’s time, finally, to enact kupuna caregivers law

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Seniors were treated to three dozen vendors with products and health information on Kupuna Power Day at the state Capitol.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Governor, our kupuna and their caregivers await your signature. Read More

Letters

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “…there were several vitally important energy bills that were deferred this session, most infuriatingly, because of political horse-trading,” writes Kailua resident Rachel Schutz.

Legislature falls short on clean energy

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “…there were several vitally important energy bills that were deferred this session, most infuriatingly, because of political horse-trading,” writes Kailua resident Rachel Schutz.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm
When I vote for a legislator, I want to know that they are doing everything in their power to address the issues I care about, and that they are driven by their own moral compass, not by political tit for tat. Read More

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Off the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                For the third time in one week, Hui Nalo Canoe Club has had the lashings on their outrigger canoes cut at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. Pictured are paddlers making repairs to the canoes.

Rough going for paddlers, but aloha buoys spirits

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                For the third time in one week, Hui Nalo Canoe Club has had the lashings on their outrigger canoes cut at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. Pictured are paddlers making repairs to the canoes.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm
Hui Nalu’s members were stunned to find their canoes vandalized for a third time in less than a week on Thursday at Maunalua Bay. Read More

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

AARP CEO: Seniors living longer evolves workforce

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
Thirteen years from now, 1 in 4 Oahu residents will have celebrated their 60th birthday. And as a state, demographers say, Hawaii is aging more rapidly and living longer than any other state. Read More

Name in the News

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Longtime hotel honcho keeps active in the military

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm
David Carey, the just-retired CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, now has more time for meetings as chairman of the Military Affairs Council at the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Read More

Kauakukalahale

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

On Politics

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Rail debacle should prompt developers, bankers to step up

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm
On Thursday, the enormity of Honolulu’s rail project problems smashed through the state Legislature. Read More