Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Editorial: Strict stun-gun law benefits isles

In recent years, several states have made it easier to carry or buy guns and electronic arms, such as stun guns. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Honolulu should reconsider its property tax rate structure

While the ballot measure on using property taxes to fund public education was disallowed by Hawaii’s Supreme Court, completing rail construction will require the use of property taxes. Read More


Letter: Set WWI memorial away from beach

Yes, we should honor our past. We should rebuild a memorial set back from Kaimana Beach that honors our soldiers who served in the First World War. Read More

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Off the News

Assessing the impact of Navy SEALS

To be sure, the Navy SEALs and other special-ops forces do dangerous, mission-critical work on behalf of the American people — many times under cover of darkness, literally and figuratively. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Memorials are touchstones to our honored dead

Today, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is an honor to the legacy of service of all women veterans. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Trish Morgan

Nearly a year after Trish Morgan was named as a national winner of a $100,000 grant through Farmers Insurance’s Dream Big Teacher Challenge, her “Innovative Invention Imaginarium” set-up is near completion. Read More


Column: He aupuni hoʻokamani: no ka lehulehu na ka lehulehu

Synopsis: “For the people, by the people,” that is the hypocrisy of democracy. This idea is not an easy one to swallow for the many whose trust in democracy is implicit. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Putting aside election bad blood won’t be easy for Ige, legislative leaders

Two things from Tuesday’s election: First, Hawaii just doesn’t vote, and second, there are no early indications of any significant changes in state government. So if you liked 2018, you are likely to love 2019. Read More

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