Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Hawaii must fix infrastructure

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm
Hawaii’s aging infrastructure, which tends to fare poorly though short of dead last in national rankings, landed in the bottom spot on a recent report bluntly titled “States That Are Falling Apart,” which was based on four criteria: condition of roadways, how much is spent on highways versus overall public spending, structural fitness of bridges and safety of dams. Read More

Island Voices

Hawaii’s Medicaid spending is worth it

For the past 10 months, the U.S. Congress has focused heavily on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm


Smoke-free cars bill poor use of taxes

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm
The city would waste our taxpayer dollars focusing on something that will be nearly impossible to enforce (“Bill urges smoke-free cars,” Star-Advertiser, Oct. 12), and not doing what it should to address major issues such as getting homeless off the streets; getting mental help to those who need it; and speeding efforts to address infrastructure problems. Read More

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Off the News

A safe zone could use a PV system

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm
The appalling amount of damage to Kakaako Waterfront Park from homeless encampments underscores the reliance those without shelter have on electricity for certain comforts of life. 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 14, 2017 at 12:21 am
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