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Time is right for political change

The respite between campaign seasons grows shorter with every passing election cycle. That is dispiriting, not only because the political noise can be tiresome but because there seems no assurance that the next race will usher in new talent capable of improving the effectiveness and openness of government. Read More
Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 12:25 am

Island Voices

Headed for court? Mediation offers more control, lower cost

“I’ll see you in court” is a declaration we often read in books, and hear in movies and television shows, ultimately leading to a dramatic courtroom scene with witness meltdowns and fiery closing arguments by the attorneys. Read More
Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm


Trump tax plan benefits only rich

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm
In announcing his tax reform framework, President Donald Trump said: “Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not the highest earners.” Read More

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Off the News

Another luxe tower opens in Kakaako

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Another piece of the Kakaako revitalization puzzle has fallen into place, with Wednesday’s blessing of the Anaha luxury-condominium tower at Ward Village. 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

John Hara: The distinguished architect emphasizes environmentally friendly projects

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Architect John Hara’s practice is devoted to planning and design of sites and buildings, with an aim to continually “redefine the contemporary language” of Hawaii’s architectural traditions. 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