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Go on EVs, other clean-fuel transit

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The clean-energy movement is picking up speed. If the transportation and related industries do their part to meet consumer demands, smart policies from local leadership could give the accelerator a nudge. Read More

Island Voices

Halt new OCCC plan; focus on reforms

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm
While other states, through bipartisan efforts, are reducing their incarcerated population, and saving millions of dollars by downsizing jails and prisons, our state is planning to build a new jail and allow room for expansion. Read More


Church, state rightly separated in display

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

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Off the News

Finally, some good news for Island Air employees

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm
After the jet stream of bad news for former employees after Island Air’s abrupt shutdown last month, it was good to get a bit of positive news. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

HECO working to make sure Hawaii isn’t next Puerto Rico

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm
The destruction and ongoing misery caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as well as the sluggish emergency response, is especially troubling to those of us who live on islands twice as far from the U.S. mainland as Puerto Rico. Read More

Name in the News

Lori Lau: Lanakila Meals on Wheels director and her volunteers deliver joy to homebound seniors

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 4:14 pm
For Lori Lau, taking on the director’s job at Lanakila Meals on Wheels had the feel of coming home. Read More


Na ke kāleka ia e hōʻoia i ke kanaka?

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm
Synopsis: If you have to renew your state ID, be sure to take all the necessary documents — birth certificate, Social Security card, and two documents verifying your resident address. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii’s lackluster politics in 2017 should make for contentious elections in 2018

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm
This year ends giving Hawaii’s politicians little assurance for smooth sailing into the 2018 elections. And even more worry for a public saying, “Is this all we get?” Read More