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Tuesday, March 31, 2015         

Editorials

Our View
 Video testimony can bring justice
Thieves know that Hawaii tourists can be easy marks for property crimes. Rules of evidence require that a victim return to Hawaii to testify in person against the alleged offender, assuming that a suspect is arrested in the first place. Story »
Island Voices
Thursday evening I got back from a terrific weeklong family vacation (in Kansas City, of all places, watching one of my sons participate in the terrific NAIA basketball national championship tournament). Story »

The state House of Representatives' approach to lump-sum budgeting for the University of Hawaii system in House Bill 500, HD1, recently passed by the House, reflects a different approach — an approach where insanity is avoided. Story »

For Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Cruz's flat-tax plan would hurt the poor • Taiwanese suffered under Japan rule • As a boy, Kuhio was ‘Prince Cupid' • HECO made bogus excuses against PV; and more

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For Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gabbard isn't challenging Hirono — yet • Watching HART meetings could be dramatic
Insight
Hawaiian Electric is at the forefront in addressing a vast array of complex issues associated with Hawaii's clean energy transformation, and its goals -- including increasing renewables to 65 percent, tripling distributed solar and lowering customer bills 20 percent in real terms by 2030 -- are among the most ambitious in the nation. Story »

When Cynthia Cantero decided to cut her energy bill by installing a solar array on her home in Ewa Beach, she had no idea she was becoming a reluctant foot soldier in the battle over the future of the electricity system.  Story »

The Honolulu City Council faced full-scale community rancor over the proposed Ho‘opili development in Ewa, for which it is poised to approve rezoning in a few weeks. Story »

Recently, Gov. David Ige spoke about his energy policy, emphasizing the need for diverse solutions to break Hawaii's dependence on imported oil. At Hawaiian Electric, we couldn't agree more. Story »

There are a lot of people who could exit the H-1 — and stay off it — if they were more aware of the opportunity to do just that. Story »

Sunday Comic
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NAME IN THE NEWS
Activists often profess to work on behalf of those with no voice at the table, and in Marjorie Ziegler's case, the assertion is literally true. As executive director of the Conservation Council for Hawaii, she strives to protect Hawaii's native plants and animals — species that depend on human intervention to undo ravages caused by mankind's earlier missteps.


ON POLITICS
When Neil Abercrombie crashed in his gubernatorial re-election bid last year, the political flameout also scorched Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi.


KAUAKŪKALAHALE
Synopsis: Will David Matlin, the new athletic director of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, be the savior of the athletics department?


BACK IN THE DAY
The last time Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, produced enough lava to cause any major concern to residents of Hilo was in 1942 when it came within 11 miles of the coastal city.

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