Monday, May 25, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Tap private sector to fix Handi-Van
Problems with Honolulu's public transportation system for disabled people have persisted for so long that it's time for the city to at least test a different approach. Story »
Island Voices
A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more renewable fuels, for cleaner air, a cleaner environment, reduced dependence on oil and greater local economic security. Story »

For the past four years, I have had the honor of participating in the Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony representing all Gold Star Mothers and families worldwide. Story »

For Monday, May 25, 2015
Criticism unfair to aquarium director • Politicians would roust homeless • Police officer's actions disgraceful; and more

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For Monday, May 25, 2015
Keeping lid on tuition increases a wise move • Protect our ocean: Check those pipes for leaks
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
If you think being lieutenant governor in Hawaii is one of those "it is what you make of it" jobs, you would be wrong. The job is all about what the governor makes of it.


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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