Sunday, April 19, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 For lawmakers, time to hash out major issues
Legislative activity heats up now, during the waning weeks of the session. The conference committee process has lawmakers from the House and Senate hashing out the details on contentious issues such as extending Oahu's rail tax, privatizing public hospitals and establishing medical marijuana dispensaries Story »
Island Voices
Have you ever taken the time to ask: What do we want for our children? I believe that those who answer would say that we want our country to provide an equal playing field for all of our children; that we want all children to have great childhoods, to succeed in school, and to grow into healthy and productive citizens. Story »

The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps sent a chill through our bones and served to remind us of the inexorable law of probability that sooner or later, another one of aviation's finest would attempt the unthinkable. Story »

For Sunday, April 19, 2015
Homeless people are not a disease • Dispensing meds requires training • Cops drinking should not be carrying guns • ‘Vertical integration' bad for dispensaries • Discharge planning a key to health care and more

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For Saturday, April 18, 2015
Wow, Wie is playing really well • Bankoh banks on future customers
Insight
Work on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea is temporarily halted — but much activity has swirled around the project since March 6, when the state Land Board signed off on a notice to proceed with construction Story »

The Thirty Meter Telescope is committed to supporting Hawaii's next generation of STEM students. I am evidence of that. It helps sponsor the Akamai Workforce Initiative, which provides college students with internships at observatories and companies throughout Hawaii.  Story »

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, negotiations are in their final phase and the policy debate is in full swing. Unfortunately, it's shaping up as a debate about trees, not forests; it ignores the central goal of the TPP: to renew the Asia-Pacific trading system and firm up America's role in it.  Story »

The Star-Advertiser's coverage of opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has recently focused on the opinions of Kānaka Maoli who support the project because it "has been done right," presumably in contrast to the 13 telescope projects preceding it.  Story »

Get mad about poor education • Sacredness lies in knowledge • A yearning to know more • A spiritual place for navigators • Esoteric studies won't help us • Compromise on telescopes and more  Story »

Sunday Comic
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NAME IN THE NEWS
Myles Breiner is a former city deputy prosecutor from the days when Charles Marsland was Honolulu's chief prosecutor, who now leads the charge for the rights of defendants — and by extension, he says, all of us — as president of the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HACDL).


ON POLITICS
It is time for the state Legislature to flip into its Red Zone offense if it wants to use the two remaining weeks left to pull together a list of accomplishments.


KAUAKŪKALAHALE
Synopsis: Some events in Hawai'i and elsewhere to show support for Mauna Kea.


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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