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Afghanistan needs more than troops

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 6:47 pm
The observation that stabilizing the weak central government of Afghanistan will require more U.S. troops, which President Donald Trump has promised, comes as no surprise. Read More

Island Voices

Review threatens marine wildlife

Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 12:40 am
Sometimes it’s the things we don’t notice that are the most deadly. Read More


Government enables homeless

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
An enabler is a person or entity who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behavior in another. Read More

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Off the News

Lawsuit takes on Red Hill fuel tanks

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Ideally, conflicts would be resolved briskly with cooperation, compromise and good faith. Sometimes, unfortunately, it takes much more to get results. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Homelessness: Restructure land, building constraints

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm
As a designer, I think there must be a design solution to our housing problem. Not just structures, but the design of the whole housing system. Read More

Name in the News

DOH official takes on medical cannabis dispensaries

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:09 am
Keith Ridley knows something about business, starting with the master’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii. Read More


Kaiakahinaliʻi: Ahu mōkākī ka puna i uka

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Global warming has exacerbated the problem of rising sea levels. Record king tides are expected to become the norm in the near future, inundating coastal cities. And some folks still refuse to acknowledge the serious ramifications of global warming, let alone the fact that it even exists. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii GOP should walk away from Trump’s remarks

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
With that sort of political power, the GOP would be best stepping off the Trump train and repeating the affirmation of Schatz: “He’s not my president.” Read More