Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Stop-gap sweeps don’t fix problem

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm
The routine sweeps of homeless encampments seem necessary as a stop-gap measure — especially when they are located in areas where continued wear-and-tear on infrastructure can pose a serious public risk. Read More

Island Voices

Beyond companies, Chambers help all in islands

Few people in Hawaii know the link between the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (established in 1903), Aloha United Way (1919), Mental Health Association of Hawaii (1937), Blood Bank of Hawaii (1941), Tax Foundation of Hawaii (1945), Better Business Bureau of Hawaii (1945) and CrimeStoppers Honolulu (1981). Read More


Kupuna need help, not bureaucracy

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Kudos to Rob Perez’s reporting on “Aging in Place” (Star-Advertiser, Oct. 15). Read More

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Off the News

Cancer detection still vital, insurance-covered or not

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm
It’s hard to break an old habit — especially where it was viewed, in the past, as a good-health habit. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Free speech advances society with diverse views

America will observe Free Speech Week from Oct. 16 to 22. Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Name in the News

CFS’ new head, Karen Tan, focuses on help, “from twinkle to wrinkle”

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Karen Tan now occupies a different job at the nonprofit Child & Family Service — president and chief executive officer, moving into her office at the health and human services agency’s downtown location. Read More


Ho‘ohāli‘ali‘a i ka Mō‘īwahine aloha

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit in remembrance of Queen Liliæuokalani. The exhibit, curated by Keahiahi Long, has been on display in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiæi at Mänoa. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii’s preparation for possibility of North Korea nuclear bomb is MADness

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Today the news is of fears of a North Korean nuclear attack. Read More