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Our View

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                HCDA’s board of directors plays a crucial role in setting the rules that guide development, enabling a planning and approvals process more coordinated and thoughtful than normally occurs through city permitting channels. That’s why the next two vacancies on the board are so important.

HCDA board needs diverse viewpoints

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                                HCDA’s board of directors plays a crucial role in setting the rules that guide development, enabling a planning and approvals process more coordinated and thoughtful than normally occurs through city permitting channels. That’s why the next two vacancies on the board are so important.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm
HCDA’s board of directors plays a crucial role in setting the rules that guide development. That’s why the next two vacancies on the board, to be filled through appointment by Gov. David Ige, are so important. Read More

Island Voices

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                                “It is time for the Hawaii Legislature to protect our human right to autonomy in health care, including a legal option for medical aid in dying,” writes Malachy Grange, a retired registered nurse and Hawaii hospice volunteer.

Like other states, Hawaii is ready for medical aid in dying

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                                “It is time for the Hawaii Legislature to protect our human right to autonomy in health care, including a legal option for medical aid in dying,” writes Malachy Grange, a retired registered nurse and Hawaii hospice volunteer.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm
It is time for the Hawaii Legislature to protect our human right to autonomy in health care, including a legal option for medical aid in dying. Read More

Letters

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                                HB 625 and SB 1201 propose granting the cell phone industry access to all public rights-of-way throughout the state for 5G small-cell infrastructure. Kohala resident Ron Becker writes that allowing this without any health and safety studies is careless and irresponsible.

Beware health risks in 5G infrastructure

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                HB 625 and SB 1201 propose granting the cell phone industry access to all public rights-of-way throughout the state for 5G small-cell infrastructure. Kohala resident Ron Becker writes that allowing this without any health and safety studies is careless and irresponsible.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm
Allowing total access to the cell phone industry for 5G small-cell infrastructure without any health and safety studies is careless and irresponsible. Read More

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Off the News

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                                State Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump. She’s hoping to become a Democrat but does not know whether the Democratic Party will accept her.

Unlike other places, Republicans struggle here

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                                State Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump. She’s hoping to become a Democrat but does not know whether the Democratic Party will accept her.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 7:16 pm
The Republican Party is in its zenith in Washington, with the White House and both houses of Congress in tow. Read More

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2014
                                The HPOWER waste-to-energy facility in Campbell Industrial Park has been able to increase the amount of garbage diverted from landfills due to expansion. A giant claw, above, picked up trash at the facility.

New landfill site elusive, but HPOWER burning more waste

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2014
                                The HPOWER waste-to-energy facility in Campbell Industrial Park has been able to increase the amount of garbage diverted from landfills due to expansion. A giant claw, above, picked up trash at the facility.

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm
City officials have made progress at turning a mountain into a molehill — the mountain being Oahu’s mammoth heap of trash. But the fact remains that there will always be excess material, and the need to stow it someplace. Read More

Name in the News

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dean Hazama, chairman of the city’s Planning Commission.

Hazama has a passion for building better communities

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                                Dean Hazama, chairman of the city’s Planning Commission.

Updated on  March 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Dean Hazama is now in his fifth year on the city’s Planning Commission, currently serving as chairman of the nine-member panel. Read More

Kauakukalahale

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Getting angry does not solve anything when we’re on the road. Let’s heed some of the words from our kūpuna.

Hōlapu ke ahi, koe iho ka lehu

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Getting angry does not solve anything when we’re on the road. Let’s heed some of the words from our kūpuna.

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Road rage is something probably everybody experiences, but we should find ways to curb it because the consequences may be permanent. Getting angry does not solve anything. Let’s heed some of the words from our küpuna. Read More

On Politics

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                                “If Republican fiscal conservatives are holding elections-have-consequences parties, others, including those just hanging on, could discover that the consequences for Hawaii are bleak,” writes Richard Borreca.

Federal gov’s proposed belt-tightening will put huge squeeze on Hawaii’s budget

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                                “If Republican fiscal conservatives are holding elections-have-consequences parties, others, including those just hanging on, could discover that the consequences for Hawaii are bleak,” writes Richard Borreca.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 12:10 am
There is a flood of scary government budget news this month and it is likely to just get worse. Read More

Back in the Day

Oct. 16, 1964: Shoemaker, Hitch, Cool to Foreign Trade Zone

Every Sunday, “Back in the Day” looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm