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Protect marine monuments for the future

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm
The future of large sections of the Pacific Ocean protected from commercial exploitation — areas designated as marine national monuments — has become more uncertain in recent days. Read More

Island Voices

A good teacher can be a leader, too

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Back in June, I was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, the first Hawaii teacher to be selected. Read More


Wahine coach needs better dress code

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm
Hawaii is the land of elegant informality. It should be easy for Ah Mow-Santos to represent herself with a little class. For her own sake. Read More

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Off the News

HPD whistleblowers need commission’s kokua

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm
The already tangled, serious allegations involving former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his city deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine Kealoha, continues spinning more web. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Scientists follow the data published in peer-reviewed journals and government reports, none of which has demonstrated negative impacts from aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii. Read More

Name in the News

Bobby Lee: The firefighters union chief sees hard lessons in the Marco Polo condo fire

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 1:09 am
The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) serves as the bargaining representative for some 1,900 active-duty and 1,000 retired firefighters in Honolulu, other counties and firefighters protecting our state airports. Read More


Hele i Kealia, ua napoʻo ʻē ka lā

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Contemporary editorials in Hawaiian need to reach Hawaiian language speakers online. Read More

On Politics

Unlike watershed Con Con in 1978, complacency is today’s attitude on political activism

Next year, Hawaii voters get their once-a-decade chance to register not only their displeasure with the state of government, but their hope that democracy can fix it. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm