Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Friday, November 16, 2018
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Editorial: Caution needed for aid in dying

Those who advocated for Hawaii’s new medical aid in dying law — and those who opposed it — have been on a decades-long journey, finally ending in its enactment. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Honolulu should reconsider its property tax rate structure

While the ballot measure on using property taxes to fund public education was disallowed by Hawaii’s Supreme Court, completing rail construction will require the use of property taxes. Read More


Letter: Use yellow paint, lights, reflectors

How many people have to die before the city takes pedestrian safety seriously? Read More

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Off the News

Watch out for Freeway Service Patrol

Should you, while motoring along the H-1 or H-2, spot a state Freeway Serv­ice Patrol truck parked next to zipping freeway traffic, show our flat-tire first responders some respect. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Memorials are touchstones to our honored dead

Today, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is an honor to the legacy of service of all women veterans. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Linda Santos

Dogs and cats and turtles, oh my! As it turns out, that was the path, starting in childhood, that led Linda Santos to her post in charge of Honolulu’s lions and tigers and bears. Read More


Column: He aupuni hoʻokamani: no ka lehulehu na ka lehulehu

Synopsis: “For the people, by the people,” that is the hypocrisy of democracy. This idea is not an easy one to swallow for the many whose trust in democracy is implicit. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Putting aside election bad blood won’t be easy for Ige, legislative leaders

Two things from Tuesday’s election: First, Hawaii just doesn’t vote, and second, there are no early indications of any significant changes in state government. So if you liked 2018, you are likely to love 2019. Read More

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