Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Editorial: Council must be forceful to reduce illegal short-term rentals

The impulse to sympathize with a homeowner operating an illegal unit as a means to make financial ends meet is understandable, given the high cost of living here. But now outweighing such sympathy for individual cases are looming big-picture concerns for Oahu. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Bring back beach at Waikiki Natatorium site

Of the four plans studied in the draft environmental impact statement for the Waikiki Natatorium, two are under serious consideration. Read More


Letter: A good, timely death should be embraced

When death is imminent and suffering is great, the end of life is a blessing and a time to celebrate. Live well and die well. Read More

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Off the News

It’s going to be a Marathon weekend

Some 27,000 entrants are expected to lace up for this weekend’s Honolulu Marathon events. Read More


Climate change: Time to walk the talk

In these past few weeks, you probably noted news of several major reports about the devastation already caused by climate change worldwide, and the frightening future ahead of us if we do not fix this problem now. We do not think you should be concerned — you should be terrified. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Ed Stone

Ed Stone, executive director of the Thirty Meter Telecope, has seen plans diverted by the course of history long before an uprising over Hawaiian cultural and environmental concerns threatened to up-end this latest project atop Mauna Kea. Read More


Column: Ke kūkala hōʻeuʻeu a ka luna kūkālā

Synopsis: The role of the auctioneer at a cattle auction is to make sure everyone leaves the event happy. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Dreaming big for Hawaii mired by small goals, petty politics

To be good, a governor’s inaugural address should not be about the person delivering it; rather, it should speak with confidence and hope and about those governed. Read More

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