Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Officials’ ethics lapses must stop

There’s a message in the recent move by the Hawaii State Ethics Commission to fine George Szigeti, Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO, and it’s not directed only at him or even the agency he heads. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 12:20 am

Island Voices

Revamp environmental laws to protect wildlife

There is a crisis looming for all of Oahu’s endangered and threatened wildlife that needs to be assessed. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 12:21 am


No contractors to finish rail project

Cleverly buried under the headline, “Consultant to explore partnerships for rail’s final stretch” (Star-Advertiser, Dec. 9), and obscured by tortuous language is the news that no construction company could be found to build rail in the city center — after two years of trying. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

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Off the News

Even at No. 2, Hawaii’s still very healthy

Thanks in part to plentiful fitness opportunities in year-round T-shirt weather, and in part to a high level of health insurance coverage and high spending on public health, Hawaii is again on the podium with the nation’s healthiest states. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 12:20 am


How I became a medical cannabis patient here

Those familiar with marijuana street sales may find prices high. The dispensary response: That’s because of expensive testing and growing requirements, among other factors. Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Name in the News

Lee helps local folks get into homes in tight market

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm
Sue Ann Lee, president of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, had a lifetime of juggling many things to make her way in the working world. Read More


Nalo ka wahine i loko o ka huaʻōlelo aikāne

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Synopsis: There is an implication attached to the word aikāne, that it only applies to males. Females are not represented based on its overt construction. Its meaning, generally understood through English translations, can carry negative connotations. Read More

On Politics

Congressional Republicans’ tax-cut reforms will end up slashing Hawaii GOP further

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:02 pm
The headline running across the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s front page on Aug. 9, 1974, quoting the new president, Gerald Ford, summed it up: “Our Nightmare is Over.” Read More