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Kaiser adults poor role model for youth sports

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm
The homecoming football game, a time-honored tradition on a high school’s Homecoming Week calendar, won’t happen for Kaiser High School this year. And that’s a real shame. Read More

Island Voices

A good teacher can be a leader, too

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Back in June, I was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, the first Hawaii teacher to be selected. Read More


Foul breeders spark call for pet-store ban

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
Hawaii’s Legislature would do well to follow California’s lead and become the second state that bans pet stores from selling dogs, cats and birds. Read More

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Off the News

A fond farewell to animal activist Burns

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm
In one’s professional life, a sure hallmark of success is to have your good name closely and positively linked with your company’s. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Scientists follow the data published in peer-reviewed journals and government reports, none of which has demonstrated negative impacts from aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii. Read More

Name in the News

Brennon Morioka: The former HART deputy director leads HECO’s efforts to expand use of electric vehicles

Brennon Morioka, 48, newly the Hawaiian Electric Co. manager for electrification of transportation — dealing with electric vehicles of all kinds and the systems that link them to the power grid — has been on the learning curve a few times already. Read More


Hawahawa ka lima o ke kālepa kaʻa

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm
The living conditions following Harvey and Irma have been miserable, but the generosity of people has emerged. This is now being overshadowed by those who, among other questionable activities, are reselling damaged cars without proper disclosure, as required by law. 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