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New members can help HART board

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) convened its Nov. 6 board meeting with four additional members — watchdogs sent by the Legislature to keep an eye on the city’s massively over-budget rail transit project. Read More

Island Voices

Natural solutions like reforestation can mitigate climate change

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Hawaii is likely to experience — some would say is already experiencing — negative impacts from climate change. Read More


Too many shootings, not enough love

There is an adage that says, “If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” Considering who’s been doing all the shootings, maybe we should only allow outlaws to have guns. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

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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

InsightIsland Voices

Film on veterans’ struggles tough to see, but spurs talk of peace

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm
“Thank You for Your Service” is a graphic and disconcerting accounting of the emotional, psychological, physical and sociological effects that haunt service members upon their reintegration to society post-combat. 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


He aha lā hoʻi kēlā mea e kau mai ala i luna?

Synopsis: Ignorance is revealed in many ways. Knowing one’s place is more valuable than knowing what one might view as fact. Read More
Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

On Politics

Congressional race will reveal Democratic Party’s divide and future course

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm
The uncertainty and disunity within the dominant Hawaii Democratic Party is showing up as the race to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District begins. Read More