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High rail costs demand audit

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Even those who support the idea of completing a 20-mile Oahu rail system, as designed, harbor the same burning question that nobody has come close to answering. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Homelessness: Problem tests us, risks loss of aloha

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm
How are you feeling about the trajectory of a society known for aloha? I’m concerned. Read More


Medical marijuana can lead to abuse

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm
When our Legislature passed the medical marijuana bill, I thought it was intended as a vehicle to help patients with pain management outside of conventional medication. Read More

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Off the News

The early riser will see the eclipse, if sky is clear

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Solar eclipse mania is sweeping across the U.S., especially along the path of totality from Oregon to South Carolina. Hawaii won’t get the full effect of Monday’s event, but dawn risers will see a partial eclipse. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Homelessness: Restructure land, building constraints

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm
As a designer, I think there must be a design solution to our housing problem. Not just structures, but the design of the whole housing system. Read More

Name in the News

DOH official takes on medical cannabis dispensaries

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:09 am
Keith Ridley knows something about business, starting with the master’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii. Read More


Kaiakahinaliʻi: Ahu mōkākī ka puna i uka

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Global warming has exacerbated the problem of rising sea levels. Record king tides are expected to become the norm in the near future, inundating coastal cities. And some folks still refuse to acknowledge the serious ramifications of global warming, let alone the fact that it even exists. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii GOP should walk away from Trump’s remarks

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
With that sort of political power, the GOP would be best stepping off the Trump train and repeating the affirmation of Schatz: “He’s not my president.” Read More