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Clear the path for more teachers

Updated on  September 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Long regarded as the great equalizer, public education holds the potential to enlighten and open doors for every student. But in Hawaii, and elsewhere across the nation, qualified teacher staffing is more equal among some schools than others. 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


Schools should end football programs

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Kaiser High School recently canceled its football program for this year (“Kaiser forfeits rest of football season,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 20). Read More

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Off the News

Nuclear attack sirens? Try wait

Updated on  September 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm
It’s a serious subject, of course, but there’s something absurdly surreal about the state postponing its planned nuclear-attack air raid testing because the counties can’t quite deal. Uh, North Korea, just hold off attacking for now. 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