Saturday, August 30, 2014         


Our View
 Proposed rule for surf breaks wasn't practical
Government regulation is one tool that can manage the shared use of a resource, but it's usually only effective if enforcement is a practical matter. That was decidedly not the case in a proposal aired by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for Oahu spots favored by surfers.  Story »
Island Voices
World headlines barrage us nearly daily of strife in places like Ukraine, Gaza and Syria. Nearly every week we hear of another crisis resulting from issues like climate change, human rights violations, social injustice and refugee crises which transcend borders.  Story »

On Tuesday, we celebrated Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the day when women were given the right to vote in the United States.  Story »

Too often, analysis of Gaza is reduced to bumper-sticker declarations: "Israel has a right to defend itself" or "10,000 rockets was enough." But the story of the siege on Gaza is far more complex.  Story »

We view the transformation of Hawaii's energy future through the lens of "Faster, Better and Cheaper." For us, faster is vital because of the detrimental impact of high oil prices on the average resident and business.  Story »

On Aug. 26, the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) will release much-awaited plans for its vision of Hawaii's energy future. HECO is in good company: States everywhere are taking a fresh look at energy and the companies that provide it. Story »

One hundred years ago today -- Aug. 24, 1914 -- a Hawaiian Electric ad in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin promoted Westinghouse electric fans, asking readers to "count up the minutes and hours lost on account of the heat at the desk that has no fan."  Story »

Political iconoclast Ed Case was back in the media spotlight on primary-election night, but not because he was running for office.

For Saturday, August 30, 2014
HECO plan will ensure its profits • Lack of housing is the problem • Homeless issue can't be ignored • Social priorities are all skewed


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For Saturday, August 30, 2014
Every misfortune isn't a 'disaster' • Expect more tourists from Asia
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Layoffs are coming next week for some of the state's public employees because it doesn't have enough money to pay them. On Aug. 22, the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. wrote its 4,000 employees explaining that it would "implement a systemwide reduction in force."

Synopsis: A new City Council bill raising the smoking age to 21 advances.

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