Friday, April 24, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 HCDA should raise bar on rentals
Howard Hughes Corp., in pursuing a permit amendment for its 988 Halekauwila project to allow construction of rental units in lieu of condos, created an opening for state authorities to seek a final product that would better meet the community's housing requirements. Story »
Island Voices
Since its inception in 2002, the state and county pCard (purchasing card) program has saved taxpayer dollars, increased buying power through rebates, improved efficiency through the reduction of paperwork, processing time and government employee hours, and has maintained stringent controls for protection and accountability. Story »

Imagine that a loved one is suffering from a serious mental illness and has thoughts of hurting themselves or others, but can't get in to see a psychiatrist to get medication because there aren't any accepting new patients. Story »

Over the past five years, the number of applications to American law schools has dropped over 25 percent nationwide. High tuition, heavy student debt and a very tough job market in the nation's biggest cities are factors behind this decline. Story »

For Friday, April 24, 2015
‘Snow birds' spend more • At-grade rail never hindered • Traffic proves need for rail • Tax laws fuel widening divide • Queen's added inpatient beds

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For Friday, April 24, 2015
It was quite the logistical feat last fall when some 1,700 students and 300 staffers were abruptly upended from seven schools in lower Puna, due to threat from approaching lava. • Another major study has confirmed what legitimate researchers have been saying for years: Childhood immunizations do not cause autism.
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
As the chief academic officer of Hawaii's public schools, Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe was the point man for a reform movement that demanded more of teachers and principals in an all-out effort to boost opportunity and achievement for students.


ON POLITICS
The issues swirling around the Big Island's proposed Thirty Meter Telescope are so intense it now appears to be no longer about winning, but just not losing.


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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