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Make long-term plans to protect Ka Iwi coast

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm
An ongoing community effort aimed at preserving the Ka Iwi coastline started in the early 1970s, when plans were in the works to develop lands between Sandy Beach and Makapuu as a resort and residential site. Read More

Island Voices

A good teacher can be a leader, too

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


Feral cats cause ecological harm

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Some are up in arms over proposed changes to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ feral cat rules. Why should we tolerate wild felines any more than dogs? Read More

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Off the News

Safety videos for tourists can scare you straight

It’s not a lighthearted welcome-to-Hawaii viewing for visitors, but it’s must-see TV. Search for Real Hawaii TV on YouTube to find them. Read More
Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm

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

Brennon Morioka: The former HART deputy director leads HECO’s efforts to expand use of electric vehicles

Brennon Morioka, 48, newly the Hawaiian Electric Co. manager for electrification of transportation — dealing with electric vehicles of all kinds and the systems that link them to the power grid — has been on the learning curve a few times already. 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