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Feds should help Hawaii with COFA

The Compacts of Free Association (COFA) give freedom of migration to the United States for citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau. Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Island Voices

Kahuku wind farms won’t destroy wildlife

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Recent quotes made by opponents of the Na Pua Makani Wind Energy project in Kahuku need to be put in perspective (“Group pushes for revision of wind farm’s plan to protect endangered bats,” Aug. 9, Star-Advertiser). Read More


Dangerous to ignore safety on streets

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm
The crosswalk law has been in effect for a few years now and regardless of this law, pedestrians are constantly breaking it. Read More

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Off the News

An awesome event, hidden by clouds

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm
The greatest show on Earth — well, actually, in the heavens — united us mere mortals for a couple of hours Monday, as a stunning solar eclipse was enjoyed across America’s path of totality, from Oregon through South Carolina. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Homelessness: Restructure land, building constraints

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm
As a designer, I think there must be a design solution to our housing problem. Not just structures, but the design of the whole housing system. Read More

Name in the News

DOH official takes on medical cannabis dispensaries

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:09 am
Keith Ridley knows something about business, starting with the master’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii. Read More


Kaiakahinaliʻi: Ahu mōkākī ka puna i uka

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Global warming has exacerbated the problem of rising sea levels. Record king tides are expected to become the norm in the near future, inundating coastal cities. And some folks still refuse to acknowledge the serious ramifications of global warming, let alone the fact that it even exists. Read More

On Politics

Hawaii GOP should walk away from Trump’s remarks

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
With that sort of political power, the GOP would be best stepping off the Trump train and repeating the affirmation of Schatz: “He’s not my president.” Read More