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Adjust spending, not just taxation

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm
The price of paradise keeps rising, and so does the cost of governing it. Read More

Island Voices

Make your voice heard: Sign up to vote

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Many Hawaii residents — by one estimate about 250,000 — are eligible to vote, but haven’t yet registered. This is especially critical now, a time when so many public policy issues require attention from citizens. Read More


Coaches’, athletes’ hard work shine

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm
I recently watched the televised game between Kaiser and Campbell high schools and came away thinking it was one of the best football games that I’ve seen. Read More

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Off the News

HPD whistleblowers need commission’s kokua

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm
The already tangled, serious allegations involving former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his city deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine Kealoha, continues spinning more web. Read More


ROC comes alive as the rail system’s brain and belly

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm
So much about the rail system now snaking along its 20-mile route lies below the surface. 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


Hele i Kealia, ua napoʻo ʻē ka lā

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Contemporary editorials in Hawaiian need to reach Hawaiian language speakers online. 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