Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Explore options for Ala Moana rail hub

The best option in almost any development plan can be elusive, but it can be worth making the extra effort to nail it down. Read More

Island Voices

Visitor lodging hurts neighborhoods

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is proposing a rezoning bill that would permit short-term tourist rentals (STRs) islandwide. Read More


Tourism hurts communities, too

In a commentary, Erik Kloninger and Matthew Kiessling, executives at firms connected with the tourism and real estate industries, appeal to city officials to allow “alternative accommodation homeowners and operators … to continue reaping the benefits of these options” (“Isles’ economy, jobs at risk if lodging restricted,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Aug. 12). Read More

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Off the News

It’s a beauty: A stamp honoring the Na Pali coast

After months of recovery from April’s record rains and flooding that devastated Kauai’s north shore, Thursday promises to be an “O Beautiful” day in Hanalei. Read More


No roof, no problem: How ratepayers can share in the solar revolution

If things continue to progress at their current pace, more of Hawaii’s electric ratepayers soon will start to feel some warmth from the solar energy revolution, even if they own neither a roof nor a photovoltaic cell. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Lee Putnam

Over a span of three decades of University of Hawaii employment, Lee Putnam’s career path took some unexpected turns. Read More


He aloha ē ka iʻa i ka poke ʻia

The appropriation of language is certainly of importance, but we must not forget some of the more egregious inequities inherent to existence under colonial rule. Read More

On Politics

The election’s clear winner — voting by mail — should be implemented statewide

The primary election is complete and one question has been answered. I can’t talk about who won or lost because this column had to be written before the Saturday election, but I already know one thing. Read More