Sunday, March 29, 2015         

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For Sunday, March 29, 2015
'Invasive species' often misrepresented Remove parking stalls along cycle track Proposal to privatize Medicare is big story Have more empathy for the homeless and more
When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? Have your children ever seen the Milky Way? Recently, when I took my astronomy class to the planetarium, one student asked, "What are the clouds in the sky?"
For Saturday, March 28, 2015
Island Air execs lack decisiveness • Use property tax to pay for rail • All rail expenses should be public; and more
For Friday, March 27, 2015
It's finally time for audit of rail • Let's try out ‘mopedbus' • Stop rail or find new funding • Parking laws are predatory • A little leg work can go long way • Letter to Iran was bellicose
For Thursday, March 26, 2015
It's easy to get used to reusable bags • Rail proponents should be ashamed • Vacation rental laws not being enforced • Ala Wai Canal could be tourist attraction • Hawaii already has diagonal crossings • Military budget huge for a reason
For Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Amemiya would be great choice • Stadium should be UH operation • 'Off limits' idea is very troubling; and more
For Tuesday, March 24, 2015
It's sad to see what's going on in Haleiwa • All species here are ‘invasive' species • U.S. military budget not about ‘defense' • Unlicensed dogs a minor problem • My enemy's enemy is still my friend • Rail reinforces case for opening casino
For Monday, March 23, 2015
Ching nomination was poor judgment • HECO/NextEra deal shouldn't be rushed • Stop rail at stadium to stem project costs; and more
For Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mandate 100 percent renewable power • Blood donations from gay men just as safe • School principals need more autonomy • Damon should keep park free for public • Fighting graffiti will add to cost of rail and more
For Saturday, March 21, 2015
Bring back Aila to lead DLNR • Ariyoshi era had a dark side • Hawaii missing legal pot benefits; and more
For Friday, March 20, 2015
Police can help with B&B issues • Police should try fishing nets • Do more to stop fatalities at bay • Cut losses now on rail system • Ige is supposed to represent us
For Thursday, March 19, 2015
Ige has to do better with DLNR choice • Ala Moana park should be left alone • Murderer should have been executed • Keep the memory of Eddie Aikau alive • Let's try Elvis' idea of ‘return to sender' • Ala Moana REIT avoided state tax • Despite changes, Oahu still enjoyable
For Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Haleiwa redo gratifying to see • Change how crosswalks work • B&B proposal not a solution; and more
For Tuesday, March 17, 2015
False claims harm local agriculture • Don't use bus funds for rail construction • Critics miss point on Carleton Ching; and more
For Monday, March 16, 2015
Keep Kewalo Basin for public to enjoy • Traffic woes need immediate answers • HECO not losing money from solar; and more
For Sunday, March 15, 2015
Hydrogen cars may not be all that green • Rail maintenance will be heavy burden • Democrats failed to pursue rail transit • Lawmakers should be substitute teachers • Military needs dictate military presence and more
For Saturday, March 14, 2015
Hawaii’s nature is not a ‘brand’ • Facts support Gabbard’s views • Honolulu needs cycle tracks; and more
For Friday, March 13, 2015
Charter school should be shut • Counties could cut state income • Extremists driven by Islam • Blame GOP, not Clinton • TPP threatens environment
For Thursday, March 12, 2015
Burning cane fields part of Maui life • Use buses with shorter rail route • Lanes for buses, vans would work • President should heed advice on Iran • ‘Antis' shouldn't block dairy farm • Tell us more about smiling convicts • Palestinians need own homeland
For Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Take pride in public parks • Don't redo park, just maintain it • Rail costs will keep going up; and more
For Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Celebrate Awo's achievements • To make millions, get fired by UH • GOP partisans put U.S. security at risk; and more
For Monday, March 9, 2015
What a great state, if we can afford it • Rail's cost overruns will be never ending • Let D.R. Horton build condo towers; and more
For Sunday, March 8, 2015
Most Maui residents fine with cane fires • Defenders of ag land unreasonably finicky • Christmas-time fares discourage students • What was the basis for Kealoha's grade? • Legislators should OK deal for Maui hospital • Rail cost overruns were to be expected and more
For Saturday, March 7, 2015
Mayor's legacy will be huge debt • Rail is solution to traffic mess • There must be a way to peace; and more
For Friday, March 6, 2015
Make better use of available land • Transplants take advantage • Fund rail with lottery revenue • Keep police commissions • Make REITs pay proper taxes • Carnival didn't cause problems
For Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rail offers smooth, hassle-free ride • Don't be driven to war with Iran • Nuclear deal would be very dangerous • We must build on forefathers' legacy • President shouldn't get library here • Rail should end at Middle Street
For Wednesday, March 4, 2015
GET extension not needed yet • An Angel shares his expertise • Population boom burdens Hawaii; and more
For Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Iran would destroy more than Israel • Ethanol, rail transit full of false promise • Officials ignore good rail solutions; and more
For Monday, March 2, 2015
Subsidized goods involve social loss • PV owners are not being subsidized • HART should seek remaining bids now; and more
For Sunday, March 1, 2015
It's proper to keep cost estimates secret

With the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) awaiting proposals from contractors to build rail stations, Mayor Kirk Caldwell's decision to withhold internal cost estimates for the construction is not only in the best interest of Honolulu's taxpayers, but is fiscally prudent.

For Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ala Moana Beach needs good sand • Israel need not fear nuclear Iran • Almost getting hit is life-changer; and more
For Friday, February 27, 2015
Malaekahana better off rural • Don't buy stuff you can't afford • Giuliani insulted all of Hawaii • HECO all about cash, not safety • Caldwell speech praiseworthy
For Thursday, February 26, 2015
End rail fiasco now and cut our losses • Caldwell going back on promises on rail • Folks want to know what's in their food • Play it safe and live to jog another day • Limit expenses for legal defense • Isle delegation puts Obama over DHS
For Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Don't turn Ka Iwi into tourist trap • Vacation rentals violate law, too • Kunia violators not the problem • Mayor should share rail data; and more
For Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Plastic bag ban likely will backfire • Promote literacy by reading to your kids • Is A&B sabotaging its Kailua tenants?; and more
For Monday, February 23, 2015
City, state officials like Keystone Cops • Term limits might reduce complaining • Poverty explains educational woes; and more
For Sunday, February 22, 2015
Counties should craft vacation-rental rules • Ige's choice of Ching for DLNR is baffling • Where is the courage to take on ISIS threat? • Something wrong at Paiko sanctuary • Limits of Oahu growth need to be explored • Sailing is a bright spot among UH activities and more
For Saturday, February 21, 2015
Ala Moana area needs a cleanup • Courts taking away voter rights • Story on tax vote was underplayed • Afuso epitomizedcourt system staff
For Friday, February 20, 2015
Ask pedestrians for safety ideas • Street closures poorly reported • Increased hours in class backfire • What's the asset if rail defaults? • Public sector has housing role
For Thursday, February 19, 2015
Roadside rules not enforced in Lanikai • Make tax surcharge for rail permanent • Added rail expense not really a surprise • Let other companies bid to purchase HEI • Poverty contributes to underachieving • We should do more to help caregivers
For Wednesday, February 18, 2015
AARP fights for issues that matter • DHHL hopes to improve service • Red lights don't matter on Oahu; and more
For Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It's not too late for Oahuans to stop rail • Prosperity is not about splitting ‘pie' • Hawaii should back ban on ivory sales; and more
For Monday, February 16, 2015
Kudos to Schatz for boycotting speech • Schatz hypocritical about partisanship • Medical insurers need more freedom; and more
For Sunday, February 15, 2015
Ban on plastic bags will add to expenses • Ige nominees raise doubts about future • Sacrifice for rail not as bad as some think • Language programs have deeper value • Aiding Cancer Center is to invest in life and more
For Saturday, February 14, 2015
Order returning to Chinatown • Represent your neighborhood • UH scientists are at your service; and more
For Friday, February 13, 2015
Cut UH athletics, not languages • Cars cost more than rail project • Lack of signal is a clear danger • Williams goes but not Cheney? • Let Oahu stew in its own mess • Connector ads inappropriate
For Thursday, February 12, 2015
Makapuu Trail needs restrooms • Caregivers should be offered training • AARP ignoring needs of members • Connector woes bear more scrutiny • Let's work to train, retain isle doctors • Homeless do need own ‘bill of rights' • Pressure UH regents to fix financial mess
For Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Transit should be age-friendly • Pilikia at Paiko offers a lesson • City gave away store to Kyo-Ya; and more
For Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sports committee not very ‘diverse' • HPD Chief Kealoha should be replaced • Cancer Center could be a science mecca; and more
For Monday, February 9, 2015
Feeding homeless encourages abuse • ‘Buck' is a real stud and he's available • Obama budget would help nation; and more
For Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ward Warehouse can continue in our lives • Land Use Commission should be eliminated • Counties have done terribly with land use • Don't leave Oahu beholden to cars • Army downsizing would involve pain and more
For Saturday, February 7, 2015
Penalties levied were disgraceful • Ala Wai marina always so filthy • U.N. should help stop terrorism; and more
For Friday, February 6, 2015
NextEra won't be cat's meow • Oahu becoming a big nuisance • Use rail funds for buses instead • Don't give HART a blank check • Minor issues distract police
For Thursday, February 5, 2015
Women's health care deserves support • Bike path is good for safety and traffic • Other Oahu areas need bike paths, too • Benefits unlikely if Army departs • It's time to rethink entire rail project • HSTA leaders risk public's support
For Wednesday, February 4, 2015
There are ways to aid homeless • Put legalization of pot on ballot • Stop rail line at Aloha Stadium; and more
For Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Reforms needed at education board • Rail cost overruns were to be expected • Rail contractors pay excise tax, too; and more
For Monday, February 2, 2015
PV owners have their expenses, too • Ward Warehouse will be missed • Let new doctors work off their loans; and more
For Sunday, February 1, 2015
Barbers Point hasn't turned out so well • NextEra would create visual blight in Hawaii • Zoo is a treasure and city should support it • There is hope for Hawaii's homeless • Governor should veto any drug-tolerant bills and more
For Saturday, January 31, 2015
Maybe put rail back on ballot? • Air-conditioning hikes living cost • Pedestrians no match for cars; and more
For Friday, January 30, 2015
Bonds for rail always the plan • Mayor's excuses keep changing • Ivory ban will boost poaching • Doctor shortage due to less pay • Climate change fuels hyperbole
For Thursday, January 29, 2015
DLNR nominee needs fair hearing • Make changes to rail transit system • No confidence in city, state leaders • Rail offers commute and a lovely view • Don't depend on military for money • Ask hard questions about NextEra now • Hold solar project hearings in Waianae
For Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Don't give HART a blank check • Rail facilitating crass land grab • Lead was buried on airline story; and more
For Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pro golfer's story sounds a bit fishy • Military helicopters risky to those below • Brain drain applies to not just young; and more
For Monday, January 26, 2015
Pleas to keep Army in Hawaii insulting • Build fewer stations to save on rail costs • Front page ignored holiday for King; and more
For Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tort reform would cure doctor shortage • Refinery residuals also should be burned • It's way easier for Portland to fund rail • Never assume drivers can see pedestrians • Building trust, unity should be a priority and more
For Saturday, January 24, 2015
Protect people from pesticides • Cut military on Big Island, too • City doesn't care about our needs; and more
For Friday, January 23, 2015
Tax surcharge likely to stay • Keep lobbyists away from PUC • Obama seems to ignore voters • NFL exploiting federal tax law • Equal rights is U.S. heritage
For Thursday, January 22, 2015
Attitudes separate bikers and drivers • Military is a vital economic partner • Johanson betrayed campaign donors • Not all homeless are irresponsible • To drive and text is to risk fatalities • Beach rentals could help fund park
For Wednesday, January 21, 2015
It's tragic if rail won't ease traffic • Little upside for taxed tourists • ‘Justice' too easy under lax system; and more
For Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Try out cycle track, then form opinion • Safety campaign rough on wallet • UH football will never be ‘cash cow'; and more
For Monday, January 19, 2015
Heinous acts need different treatment • Kakaako waterfront not place for library • People can adapt to plastic bag ban; and more
For Sunday, January 18, 2015
Draw down military to help end poverty • HPD has hard task educating pedestrians • Kakaako becoming a miniature Dubai • There are 2 sides to Common Core coin • Kudos to all helping to improve Waikiki and more
For Saturday, January 17, 2015
Removal of trees was devastating • Uncertainty is only certainty • Many homeless just irresponsible; and more
For Friday, January 16, 2015
We need more low-cost homes • Decentralized power is better • GOP bigwigs finance losers • Flashing lights could save lives • Old Puuloa looking great and more
For Thursday, January 15, 2015
Supporting Army here is criminal • 3-strikes law would help dampen crime • Hawaii should legalize casinos • Mariota made many isle residents proud • Furoshiki is option to using plastic bags and more
For Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Unclear rules hard to follow • Crosswalks need flashing lights • Education board not open enough; and more
For Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Take honest look at costs of Army • HEI brass profit, ratepayers suffer • Keystone benefits U.S. and its ally; and more
For Monday, January 12, 2015
Commission should remove chief now • Legislator going outside his purview • Rail needs to stand on its own merits; and more
For Sunday, January 11, 2015
Zoo is a huge waste of prime real estate • Homeless deserve humane treatment • Closing Leahi Hospital would be unfortunate • Where is the aloha at Hawaiian Airlines? • Rail's advantages will make up for its costs and more
For Saturday, January 10, 2015
Restoring stream would be great • 'Super senior' an inspiration • Obama doesn't deserve thanks; and more
For Friday, January 9, 2015
‘Co-chief' job isn't practical • Kealoha has proven himself • Size limit for ahi still too small • Bulky items not being picked up • Stand united for free speech
For Thursday, January 8, 2015
It's good to monitor pedestrian safety • Mariota's statistics eclipsed Winston's • Movie criticism too politically correct • U.S. commits abuses in Cuba as well • Let's just finish rail the best way we can • It's obvious rail will go over budget
For Wednesday, January 7, 2015
We can control vacation rentals • Being green just about money? • More vehicles emitting soot; and more
For Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Aila did a great job as director of DLNR • Aila will be missed by DLNR employees • Vacation rentals getting off too easy; and more
For Monday, January 5, 2015
Let's hope Schatz controls spending • Kailua residents get lesson in karma • Not all sports teams reported on equally; and more
For Sunday, January 4, 2015
Fixing potholes isn't enough sometimes Johanson changed parties but not views Arms treaty should be a Senate priority Homelessness goes back to '60s reforms Hawaii lucky to call Mariota a native son and more
For Saturday, January 3, 2015
Electricity poles so 20th century • ‘The Interview' is irresponsible • Jay speaking in the wilderness?; and more
For Friday, January 2, 2015
Legalize existing vacation rentals • Sue to stop rail transit project • Can NextEra lower our costs? • UH can't afford big-time football • City misleading us on cycle track
For Thursday, January 1, 2015
Gov. Ige already showing good sense • Don't spend money on Obama library • Letter on Obamas was very welcome; and more
For Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Mayor should be enforcing laws • Medical science always evolving • No need to study homelessness • Sidewalks often inaccessible and more
For Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Vacation rentals better neighbors • Contractors control cost of rail transit • Oahu improved by transit projects; and more
For Monday, December 29, 2014
History will be kind to Barack Obama • Christmas was day for great memories • Keiki's drawings wonderful to see; and more
For Sunday, December 28, 2014
Don't make taxpayers pay for private roads • Best option for rail is to stop building it • Sale of HEI to NextEra comes with questions • Stop treating pot like a Schedule I drug • Let's hope cycle track is just the beginning and more
For Saturday, December 27, 2014
We can't afford Obama library • Spare us from bungling officials • Could NextEra be Trojan Horse? • Rail's finances mind-boggling • Kudos for terrific UH hoops games
For Friday, December 26, 2014
Make it easier for pot patients • New budget bill goes backward • Cyclists should obey laws, too; and more
For Thursday, December 25, 2014
Times are hard, but be thankful anyway • Tell your keiki how much you love them • Taiwan and China benefit each other; and more
For Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Rail costs likely will soar higher • Money for rail had better uses • It's not too late to alter rail plan; and more
For Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Rail reflects failure to grasp limitations • Slater and Cayetano were right after all • Like H-3, people will grow to like rail; and more
For Monday, December 22, 2014
Ohana zoning could help provide homes • Require bicyclists to carry insurance • Wheelchair results were not reported • Plant-based diet best for the planet • Stop lava by cooling it into solid rock
For Sunday, December 21, 2014
Obama library here would benefit many Kakaako waterfront should remain open Many questions about NextEra bid for HEI Sony should have rejected movie script and more


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