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Health care plan has serious flaws

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm
Republicans, defending their efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, attempt to ward off criticism of the most recent Senate proposal by insisting that it’s not the final measure, that it will undergo further revision in the amendments process. Read More

Island Voices

Being a landlord didn’t make us rich

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm
My husband and I recently celebrated our golden anniversary. We have been landlords for 47 of those 50 years. At the end of this year, we hope to end this saga. Read More


Medical marijuana eases opioid abuse

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 1:09 pm
Hawaii’s soaring opioid-related medical issues and costs should see some relief once the licensed medical marijuana dispensaries are able to sell products. Read More

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Off the News

Here come the king tides again

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Volunteers with the ongoing king tides project are fanning out along low-lying shoreline areas this weekend to document expected flooding and high-water levels. Read More


Cashing in on hemp slowly but surely

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Why all the hoops to jump through to put a new crop into the ground, especially considering that Hawaii agriculture needs replacements for sugar? The issue here is that hemp and marijuana are two varieties of the same species: cannabis sativa. Read More

Name in the News

Conservation leader wants indigenous cultures to take a prominent role in sustainability

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Born and raised in Nuuanu, Sam ‘Ohu Gon III still lives on a verdant edge of the valley in which Honolulu’s downtown is nestled. Read More


Pūhā hewa ka honu i ka lā makani

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 12:14 am
Got a problem with the traffic at Laniākea and want to move the turtles? Let’s not blame it on them. In what way is it their fault? It is a human problem requiring a solution respectful of nature. Read More

On Politics

Legislators want answers to $1.3B question for more rail funding

For politicians, the best way to trigger a bout of no action is to ask for a straight up-or-down vote on a tax increase. Read More