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Racial hatred poisons nation

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Reminiscent of the Third Reich and Ku Klux Klan night marches and rallies, the white supremacist, anti-Semitic chants and such expressions seem remote from the Hawaii experience. Except … perhaps it is not entirely foreign to the islands, either. Read More

Island Voices

Lawmakers can advance affordable housing with rail

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 12:08 am
In all of the debate about how best to fund the Honolulu rail project, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of why a majority of Oahu voters have twice voted to support it. Read More


Is Trump trying to become dictator?

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm
I only hope people are paying attention, especially those in the Republican Party who facilitate this racist Trump. I think he wants to be a dictator. Read More

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Off the News

The early riser will see the eclipse, if sky is clear

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Solar eclipse mania is sweeping across the U.S., especially along the path of totality from Oregon to South Carolina. Hawaii won’t get the full effect of Monday’s event, but dawn risers will see a partial eclipse. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

U.S.-North Korea: Congress must do more to protect Hawaii

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm
With its latest and escalating actions, North Korea again reminded us of the constant dangers to the safety and security of our western states, and none more so than Hawaii. 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

Workings of Hawaii government hew to satirical Parkinson’s Law

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm
This is the Honolulu Corollary to Parkinson’s Law: The bigger the issue, the less attention is paid; the more manini the issue, the more we scrap. Read More