Wednesday, May 27, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Stress 'family placement' for foster kids
The life of a foster child can be one of being constantly uprooted: Never feeling at home with strangers, who may not quite be trusting, he or she never quite settles in and, often, moves on to the next temporary home in line. Story »
Island Voices
Recently, the board of directors of the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) announced that it would be re-doing its state elections due to "irregularities in the voting process."  Story »

The city's stepped-up enforcement efforts have made significant progress in clearing sidewalks and other public spaces, but new encampments will appear until we have sufficient transitional and permanent housing units to place homeless individuals and families, with access to supportive services.  Story »

For Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Show aloha for the word ‘aloha' • HSTA board set bad example • Kalakaua might have nixed TMT; and more

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For Wednesday, May 27, 2015
No good deed goes unpunished? • Is there an app for avoiding tickets?
Insight
It is a good time to be rich in Hawaii. During the past legislative session, taxes were cut by as much as 2.75 percentage points for families making over $400,000, while virtually nothing was done for the working poor. Story »

Recently, concerns have been raised about the current state of affairs at the Waikiki Aquarium. As Aquarium director for the past 11 years, I can offer my assurance that the facility is operating under the highest standards of excellence. Story »

I was hired by, and worked directly under, Andy Rossiter. The public should be very concerned about the management of the Waikiki Aquarium. I lasted six months there. Prior to joining the Aquarium staff, I had never been fired. Story »

Housing crisis? What housing crisis? Our state Legislature, based on the results of the 2015 session, seems to have forgotten that they acknowledged our state’s housing crisis in 2011.  Story »

The Waikiki Aquarium is seeking a curator to care for the animals and manage the exhibits staff. This should be a golden opportunity for a talented, skilled individual who wants to share and enlighten the public about the diversity of life in the sea. Story »

Sunday Comic
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NAME IN THE NEWS
Young people concerned about their own health and the well-being of their generation propelled passage of legislation that has Hawaii poised to be the first state in the country to limit tobacco sales to people 21 and older.


ON POLITICS
Look at the state Legislature's cast of characters and you are likely to say, "We have seen this all before."


KAUAKŪKALAHALE
Synopsis: The “TMT and Mauna Kea: Common Ground” series of presentations began May 19. There will be three more presentations, on May 27 at Kula'imano Community Center; June 2 in Pepe'ekeo; and June 9 at Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School Cafeteria. They are from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


BACK IN THE DAY
Every Sunday, “Back in the Day” looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar.

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