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Rail’s last segment fraught with risk

Updated on  September 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Honolulu’s taxpayers can be forgiven if they’re still quite nervous about the “recovery” financial plan that in theory puts the city’s fiscally troubled rail project back on track. Read More

Island Voices

A good teacher can be a leader, too

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Back in June, I was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, the first Hawaii teacher to be selected. Read More


Public paying for rail, not politicians

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 12:33 am
Andy Robbins, the new executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, is quoted as saying, “We have to manage the project to this budget. Read More

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Off the News

Threatened iiwi (scarlet honeycreeper) needs help

Updated on  September 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm
With slightly more than 500 listings (80 animals and 424 plants), Hawaii is the nation’s hands-down endangered and threatened species capital. Largely responsible for that ranking: island isolation and pests. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Scientists follow the data published in peer-reviewed journals and government reports, none of which has demonstrated negative impacts from aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii. Read More

Name in the News

Bobby Lee: The firefighters union chief sees hard lessons in the Marco Polo condo fire

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 1:09 am
The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) serves as the bargaining representative for some 1,900 active-duty and 1,000 retired firefighters in Honolulu, other counties and firefighters protecting our state airports. Read More


Hawahawa ka lima o ke kālepa kaʻa

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm
The living conditions following Harvey and Irma have been miserable, but the generosity of people has emerged. This is now being overshadowed by those who, among other questionable activities, are reselling damaged cars without proper disclosure, as required by law. Read More

On Politics

Unlike watershed Con Con in 1978, complacency is today’s attitude on political activism

Next year, Hawaii voters get their once-a-decade chance to register not only their displeasure with the state of government, but their hope that democracy can fix it. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm