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Don’t give up on sprinklers

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm
It’s not really a surprise that the City Council would hesitate to require older residential high-rises to install automatic fire sprinklers. Read More

Island Voices

Natural solutions like reforestation can mitigate climate change

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Hawaii is likely to experience — some would say is already experiencing — negative impacts from climate change. Read More


Trump’s border wall won’t stop migrants

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm
The fact that Randall Saito easily bypassed multiple security systems and physical barriers during his escape vividly illustrates the futility and potential ineffectiveness of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. Read More

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Off the News

City Council committee delays foam-free future

With opposing sides squaring off over whether to ban petroleum-based polystyrene foam food containers, a City Council committee has deferred a bill that requires vendors to switch to compostable. Read More
Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 1:00 am

InsightIsland Voices

Film on veterans’ struggles tough to see, but spurs talk of peace

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm
“Thank You for Your Service” is a graphic and disconcerting accounting of the emotional, psychological, physical and sociological effects that haunt service members upon their reintegration to society post-combat. Read More

Name in the News

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chairman focuses on environmental, social justice

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm
The Democratic Party of Hawaii represents almost the entire political spectrum in the state. That’s the way DPH Chairman Tim Vanderveer sees it. Read More


Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it. Read More

On Politics

Congressional race will reveal Democratic Party’s divide and future course

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm
The uncertainty and disunity within the dominant Hawaii Democratic Party is showing up as the race to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District begins. Read More