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COURTESY PIXABAY
                                On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S., according to estimates. The 2,766 kids in foster homes in Hawaii, along with the adults who care for them, deserve something far better than petty politics from a state that espouses ohana values.

Reconsider; allot foster-care funds

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S., according to estimates. The 2,766 kids in foster homes in Hawaii, along with the adults who care for them, deserve something far better than petty politics from a state that espouses ohana values.

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm
Foster parents tend to be big-hearted people, willing to share their home and give their time to disadvantaged children. Such generosity can be key to a healthy and happy future for a child who has been abused or neglected. Read More

Island Voices

COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                Public advocacy will alert your elected representatives that the renowned and stunning Napali Coast State Wilderness Park deserves increased management as Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park.

Na Pali Coast state park demands, and deserves, support

COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                Public advocacy will alert your elected representatives that the renowned and stunning Napali Coast State Wilderness Park deserves increased management as Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park.

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Social media comments advocating the need to improve management and remove people who establish illegal campsites, desecrate cultural and archaeological sites, and pollute the environment with rubbish and human waste are right on target. Read More

Letters

JAMM AQUINO / 2006
                                “Imagine Siri not just navigating, but doing all the driving — for everyone. Talk about polite. Not to mention the end of road rage,” writes Kalihi resident Kevin O’Leary on self-driving cars.

Yearn for driverless cars amid busy roads

JAMM AQUINO / 2006
                                “Imagine Siri not just navigating, but doing all the driving — for everyone. Talk about polite. Not to mention the end of road rage,” writes Kalihi resident Kevin O’Leary on self-driving cars.

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm
I look forward to self-driving cars to solve most of the pilot-error problems we currently suffer through on a daily basis. Read More

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Off the News

COURTESY ALOHA GREEN
                                Marijuana plants are seen as part of the first harvest of Aloha Green, a legal medicinal marijuana dispensary.

However hazy, there’s a ranking for everything

COURTESY ALOHA GREEN
                                Marijuana plants are seen as part of the first harvest of Aloha Green, a legal medicinal marijuana dispensary.
Our dispensaries’ doors haven’t even opened — yet Hawaii is already scoring a “B” and ranked among states as having the fifth-best medical marijuana program, according to a recent report card for new distribution programs. Read More

Insight

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

AARP CEO: Seniors living longer evolves workforce

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sign waving at the annual March for Meals rally in support of Kupuna Care took place in March.

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
Thirteen years from now, 1 in 4 Oahu residents will have celebrated their 60th birthday. And as a state, demographers say, Hawaii is aging more rapidly and living longer than any other state. Read More

Name in the News

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Longtime hotel honcho keeps active in the military

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                David Carey is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm
David Carey, the just-retired CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, now has more time for meetings as chairman of the Military Affairs Council at the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Read More

Kauakukalahale

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump gestures as he gave the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 17.

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

On Politics

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Rail debacle should prompt developers, bankers to step up

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                The start of HART’s mass transit rail line is in East Kapolei along Kualakai Pkwy.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm
On Thursday, the enormity of Honolulu’s rail project problems smashed through the state Legislature. Read More