Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
February 23, 2018 | 80° | Check Traffic

Our View

‘Airbnb bill’ heads in right direction

Updated on  February 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm
By some counts there are 30,000 illegal short-term rentals in Hawaii, mostly on Oahu, even though the city stopped issuing permits for transient vacation rentals nearly 30 years ago. Read More

Island Voices

A religious, moral and cultural objection to LNG

Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm
Whether or not you believe the Earth was created by a higher power, all of us can agree that we have been given tremendous gifts of natural energy. Read More


Tantalus needs road-safety fixes

Updated on  February 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm
Thanks for your recent article regarding Tantalus Drive car racing (“Solutions to Tantalus Drive car racing sought,” Feb. 15). But this is not new news. Read More

Submit a Letter to the Editor

Have something to say? Want to get your voice to be heard? Click here to send in a letter to the editor

Off the News


Renewable-energy strides being made in Hawaii, in fits and starts

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 8:36 pm
In the past several months, notable developments have occurred to advance Hawaii down the green-energy path. Read More

Name in the News

Shari Chang: Hawaii Girl Scouts CEO helping to develop female leaders of future

Updated on  February 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm
The oldest council west of the Mississippi, Girl Scouts of Hawaii launched its first troops — sponsored by Queen Liliuokalani — just five years after the scouting movement was founded in 1912 in Georgia. Read More


Hilahila ʻoe, make ʻoe

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm
There is value to keeping a little bit of shame around to prevent us from being too audacious and to remind us that we are social creatures whose actions affect others. Read More

On Politics

Holding new ConCon would be prime opportunity to hold high-spending OHA to its mission

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm
It is rare when Hawaii’s government give voters both the problem and a possible solution, but that is what is happening with the astounding state auditor’s report on the out-of-control spending by the Office of Hawaii Affairs. Read More