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Tuesday, April 22, 2014         

Editorials

Our View
 City can't afford 8 percent raise
Members of the Honolulu City Council are expressing a fair degree of sticker shock over proposed city leadership pay raises, and with good reason.  Story »
Insight
In 2012, the state transferred 30 acres of prime real estate in Kakaako to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), in a long-awaited settlement of the state's outstanding debt to Native Hawaiians.  Story »

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Tony Gill is a second-generation labor attorney and former Democratic Party of Hawaii official who believes that only people who publicly support the Democratic Party of Hawaii should be able to pick its candidates.


Sunday Comic
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For Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Save biodiversity at Turtle Bay • Horner can't avoid conflict of interest • ‘Aloha Friday,' but no ‘Happy Easter' • Has society become post-Christian? • and more

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For Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Take a walk to celebrate Earth Day • Patience, please: H-1 in final phase of makeover

Island Voices
When I first began working in conservation in the mid-1980s, invasive species were not an issue on anyone's radar screen.  Story »

Sunshine, warm breezes, clear waters, fiery volcanoes and scenic landscapes make Hawaii not only a picture-perfect postcard for visitors but also an idyllic home for more than a million residents.  Story »

While presumably insisting on its impartiality, the Hawaii Democratic Party has obviously thrown its support to state Sen. David Ige in his challenge of Gov. Neil Abercrombie.


Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.


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