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Monday, September 15, 2014         

Editorials

Our View
 Vacation rentals both a challenge and opportunity
The Hawaii Tourism Authority's estimate that about 26,500 houses and condominiums throughout the state are rented out to visitors on a short-term basis has major implications not only for the tourist industry, but also for elected officials aiming to craft fair taxation and zoning regulations that boost the chances of Hawaii residents being able to find and afford a place to live. Story »
Island Voices
We've all heard that Hawaiian Electric Co.'s energy plan will triple rooftop solar by 2030, lower our bills and exceed the state's goals to install renewable generation. Sounds great — but does HECO have a plan to see it through? Story »

Recent events in Syria and Iraq indicate there is a group of savages who decline to respect the rights of others to live in their plane of existence so long as they do not share the same belief system. Story »

Insight
The consensus of the five executives who met Wednesday with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial board: Hawaii's public schools have made remarkable progress overall, and individual schools are generally much better than they're given credit for. Story »

In the 14 months that Ivan Lui-Kwan has chaired the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, the controversial Oahu fixed-rail project has emerged from an obstacle course -- a daunting one by any standard.

For Monday, September 15, 2014
U.S. not innocent of killing civilians • Public restrooms here are atrocious • We need to show more compassion; and more

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For Monday, September 15, 2014
We're outraged by latest case of road rage • Separation can make heart grow fonder?
2014 Endorsements
Sunday Comic
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Bob Awana is back in politics. The long-serving Linda Lingle adviser, called by the former GOP governor as her "campaign adviser for life," is working on the gubernatorial campaign of former GOP Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona.

With football players and police abusing women, this is a perfect time for the 20th Annual Men’s March Against Violence, on Oct. 23.

Some schools call it Early Prevention of School Failure; others call it Early Intervention for School Success. The names don’t matter since the goal is the same: to spot problems and correct them before they’ve had a chance to grow.


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