Monday, April 21, 2014         

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For Monday, April 21, 2014
Attacks on Horner were mean-spirited • Governor not one to talk about age • Isle GOP platform driving folks away; and more
For Sunday, April 20, 2014
Council encouraging the ruin of Honolulu • Give incentives for people to vote • Autistic children need more services • Donated cord blood can be the difference • OHA just trying to get true value of its land • Why block OHA from development spree? • OHA efforts benefit Hawaiian community and more
For Saturday, April 19, 2014
Others help pick HCDA directors • TheBus too cold to keep riding • Don't phase in wage-floor hike • Poll result was disappointing • Condo project sounds alluring • Milk is a perfect food for cows
For Friday, April 18, 2014
Is it ‘selling out' or prostitution? • Keep residential zoning strict • Nanakuli to get its own library • Big money puts voting in peril • ‘Problematic' is problematic
For Thursday, April 17, 2014
Choose candidate based on merits • Abercrombie not helping Schatz • Let OHA do what it wants in Kakaako; and more
For Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rally for kupuna at Capitol today • GOP was wrong, ACA succeeds • Dairy farms are good neighbors; and more
For Tuesday, April 15, 2014
OHA knew what it was getting into • Don't let developers buy exemptions • Snowden's idealism was misplaced • Political correctness becoming the norm • Emulate health care of New Zealand • It's no surprise rail needs more funding
For Monday, April 14, 2014
Nice to see repairs to roads, rifle range • Smart meters not required just yet • Most doctors back Medicare for all; and more
For Sunday, April 13, 2014
Christian spirit about acceptance and love • Push for tolerance becoming intolerant • Banking executives don't earn their pay • Coqui frogs are here to stay, so enjoy them and more
For Saturday, April 12, 2014
Killing OHA bill would be insult • Blame Obama for HMSA hikes • Connector has failed dismally • Food trucks getting off easy • Better snorkels might save lives
For Friday, April 11, 2014
Chang, Manahan just rolled over • Rescue deserved more publicity • Honest people still abound • Wasn't funding for rail planned? • More mopeds mean fewer cars • Sick-pay abuse has a solution
For Thursday, April 10, 2014
JPAC lab can't ID what it doesn't have • Sex education must be age-appropriate • Prisons and jails do not rehabilitate; and more
For Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Adults must be pono to students • Save kids from testing madness • Learn about Micronesians; and more
For Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kakaako future lacks supermarket? • Legislators letting paradise disappear • Homeless camps should be named • FBI raid of collector worthy of old USSR; and more
For Monday, April 7, 2014
House bill would rein in moped noise • Enforce noise laws against all vehicles • Writers on U.S. wars left out the victims • Endorsement helps level playing field; and more
For Sunday, April 6, 2014
Nene on Oahu signal need for protection • Long-term care issue ignored for too long • Make transition from hospital to home easy • Use Natatorium for sand soccer games • and more
For Saturday, April 5, 2014
Reardon was just doing his job • Give publicity to good teachers • Choice of words is not the issue • 2 more tips for pedestrian safety • Soccer fans will miss ‘Big Al'
For Friday, April 4, 2014
Keep rein on Kakaako growth • Reardon should stick to the facts • Obamacare is a good deal • Not so simple to dissolve OHA • Pot legalization needs more time
For Thursday, April 3, 2014
Reardon's rant was inappropriate • Black was hostess with the mostest • Crimes in Hawaii are undercounted; and more
For Wednesday, April 2, 2014
TVUs and B&Bs are about money • Building artifacts worth salvaging • Cobey Black was good role model • Not all doctors accept ‘gifts'; and more
For Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Of course it costs more to visit Hawaii • Obama's vacation not really news • Hobie Alter was watersports giant • Beware of doctors who accept ‘gifts' • Prostitute issue put HPD in a bad light • Enforce noise rules against mopeds now
For Monday, March 31, 2014
Don't be fooled into single-payer system • Time to resurrect the Superferry • Condotels don't offer clients aloha • Child abuse needs more attention; and more
For Sunday, March 30, 2014
FCC must be strong to buck media owners • Labels could tell us which foods GMO-free • Hawaii GOP needs to get back to basics • Watching cable news can twist your mind • State workers should work on election day and more
For Saturday, March 29, 2014
Local contractors get railroaded? • Why not a $100 minimum wage? • Time to legalize marijuana is now • Oldest profession legal elsewhere • Cops' blue lights best when left on
For Friday, March 28, 2014
Pot bill not broad enough • Parents can quit Pono Choices • Canada system far from perfect • Blaisdell Arena linked to Elvis • Covert cops need exemption
For Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mopeds somehow evading noise rules • Isle motorists earn poor reputation • Consult librarians on Obama library • Gay marriage might cut AIDS epidemic; and more
For Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Don't prosecute all prostitution • Can seawalls serve public? GOP two-faced on Russia issue Caldwell doing great with roads; and more
For Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Union responsible for sick-leave abuse • Gun range concerns easily addressed • Auto inspection can end up costing a lot • Be less judgmental about sexual issues • Child abuse articles seem sensationalist • Quit pointing finger and stop child abuse
For Monday, March 24, 2014
Climate change undeniably real • Hawaiian Airlines did the right thing • Medicine labeling seemed reasonable • Privacy law protects B&B operators; and more
For Sunday, March 23, 2014
DHHL problems need federal attention • Governor, Legislature responsible for DHHL • Most locals do not support gay marriage • Life of hateful man ended up doing good • National sales tax better than flat tax • Change how teachers assigned to schools • REITs operating here should pay income tax and more
For Saturday, March 22, 2014
OHA entering brave new world • Rhoads and Luke also are hostile • Medicare would be single payer • Exemption bid is deplorable
For Friday, March 21, 2014
Jailing thieves requires prisons • Hawaii is not 2-airline market • Bill 16 would protect tourism • Volleyball idea not without cost • Romney was right on Russia • Brill columns are excellent
For Thursday, March 20, 2014
It's better to repave highways at night • Narrower lanes on H-1 can be scary • U.S. disrespects sovereignty often • UH sports events shouldn't conflict; and more
For Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Estate should fix Haleiwa school • GMOs are tied to pesticide use • Climate change predates humans • Videos can help catch burglars; and more
For Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wilson will be an excellent justice • Jail time for felony property crimes • Kauai's ‘antis' intimidate locals • Plans for Kakaako lack green spaces; and more
For Monday, March 17, 2014
Existing B&B laws need to be enforced • ‘Single payer' will save us billions • It's not accurate to call a tax a fee • Small things make Waikiki attractive; and more
For Sunday, March 16, 2014
Photo illustration was inflammatory • Activist' not related to acts of vandalism • Garbage trucks add to rush-hour traffic • Overreaction to pot ruining kids' futures • Single payer' will be all who pay taxes and more
For Saturday, March 15, 2014
Roadwork better done at night • 2 more teachers deserve kudos • UH-Hilo inspires doorgate scandal • Fireworks bill should be killed • Stay safe when drinking alcohol
For Friday, March 14, 2014
Let's embrace sailing contest • Coach Torres brought pride • Carnival is not a school event • UH's Lassner awfully quiet • Get government out of marriage?
For Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sadness reigned as trees were cut down • State should buy Hawaii Kai parcel • Neighbors do not support carnival • Waikiki high-rise will be improvement; and more
For Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Single-payer plan is best way to go • ‘Single-payer' was always goal • HCDA should drop ‘community' • Kakaako needs open spaces; and more
For Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Taxes, fees help build a better city • Minimum wage raises cost of living • Seniors' discount costs too much • Millennial values will weaken U.S. • Pedestrians better able to spot dangers • Waikiki has become big concrete jungle • Put money where mouth is on solar
For Monday, March 10, 2014
State Bar ratings deny due process • Hawaii Kai carnival helping area school • Unlikely we have second-worst traffic • 22 of 25 top donors are liberal-leaning • Marriage is about legal relationship • Obama hypocritical in Ukraine crisis
For Sunday, March 9, 2014
Evidence supports Housing First plan • Teacher evaluations meant to aid teachers • City center parking is good role model • Police here demonize medical marijuana and more
For Saturday, March 8, 2014
Private stewards of land do better • Homeless need clean shelters • Minimum wage not living wage • Heed advice about big stick • Cars rarely come to complete stop
For Friday, March 7, 2014
Affordability is the problem • Don't let state run Connector • Connector was a sweet deal • Bible doesn't tolerate gays • Kudos to those who backed rail
For Thursday, March 6, 2014
Anti-smoking policy is bias run amok • Vacation rentals often are illegal • We need more jobs that pay living wage • Bush wrong about WMDs but didn't lie • School secretary made a difference • Hard-core homeless don't want our help
For Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Drones can make our lives better • Military cutback a danger to U.S. • PPV UH games a big disservice • U.S. DOE great for some people • Everyone needs patient advocate • Conventioneers a good example and more
For Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ukraine-Russia fight is for them to settle • Minimum-wage hike is right thing to do • UH wrong to not put TV deal to bid • Tourists neglect cautions on turtles • Back bill that would support caregivers • Public policy ought to be free of bias
For Monday, March 3, 2014
Pedestrians don't deserve to die • Windward side has good representation • If there is a surplus, then cut our taxes • Politicians can't seem to stop taxing • Don't put a condo on every empty site • Christians supposed to love thy neighbor • Hanohano learned nothing from past • Start each day by reading to your kids
For Sunday, March 2, 2014
Reform system to aid youth offenders early • Protected bike lane sounds dangerous • Hawaii health system following wrong path • Part-time workers need health care, too • All professions gain from evaluations • John Reppun a guy who deserves kudos • and more
For Saturday, March 1, 2014
Embrace our ethnic diversity • Aloha Run didn't get due coverage • Publicizing site was foolhardy • Laniakea needs a wiggle road • Pvt. Kealoha was true warrior
For Friday, February 28, 2014
Swap tip credit with cut in taxes • Higher wages help cut welfare • Corporations control our food • Expensive doors at UH-Hilo • Don't give pass to racist rants • Guests making hosts shut up
For Thursday, February 27, 2014
Morita should be rehired to lead PUC • Churma set bar high for FilCom leaders • Hallelujah, the train is going to be built • Safety ultimately falls on motorist • Raising wage floor honors aloha spirit and more
For Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Decoupling does not ensure profit • Do away with bottle deposits • State supports Housing First • SB 2777 would deny county rule • Dental board needs balance • Peacocks are invasive species • Hanohano has set bad example
For Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hanohano's voice belongs in the mix • Minimum wage should be indexed • Minimum wage a women's issue • Home rentals are part of tourist allure • Opinions on youth don't match up • Every problem here studied to death
For Monday, February 24, 2014
Cartoon supported GOP's elitist views • Butterflies falling prey to poisons • HECO must adapt or lose relevance • Don't assume cars still moving will stop • Obamacare having popularity problem • Most homeless want middle-class lifestyle
For Sunday, February 23, 2014
Teachers have right to engage in politics • Hanohano is part of system she loathes • Religious freedom' is code for anti-gay • Independent party unlikely to succeed • Rail plans still involve traffic mitigation
For Saturday, February 22, 2014
Let's try cutting city expenses • HECO dragging its feet on change • Will state enforce Law of Aloha? • Some caregivers owed back pay • Brower shows bills won't work
For Friday, February 21, 2014
Being shocked not always bad • Resentment understandable • Let's be honest about Hanohano • Hawaiians MIA on palace harm • Stop protecting smokers' rights • Obama library best in Chicago
For Thursday, February 20, 2014
Original goal of rail has been cast aside • Don't give Niihau unfair legal status • Garbage fee will be easy to keep raising • Property taxes obviate need for fee • Kudos to student who reported bully • Parents can do job of early education
For Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Child porn a heinous crime • Make better use of elections cash • Elections should be fully funded • HECO engineers doing their jobs • Uninsured cars could be snared • Education cuts limit our future; and more
For Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Taxpayers already pay for trash pickup • Abolish tip credit if wage is increased • Hanohano should show compassion • Training did little to teach lawmaker • Include public input in Chinatown plans • UH athletes provide good PR for state • ‘Honorable' title must be earned
For Monday, February 17, 2014
Surfing is a natural as a school sport • Felons not only ones denied vote • Library not about drawing tourists • Tweak law against phone use in cars • Best alternative for HCDA is to abolish it • Rooms with a view fade fast in Kakaako
For Sunday, February 16, 2014
Clubbing peacocks is shocking behavior • Mandates and taxes aren't helping much • Property tax already pays for trash service • Little fire ants need to be exterminated and more
For Saturday, February 15, 2014
Complainers can leave Kakaako • HCDA victory sad for future • Federal agents need restraint • Early education a welcome idea • Garbage 'fee' really a tax hike
For Friday, February 14, 2014
Register, inspect mopeds yearly • Licenses for the undocumented • Drivers should be careful, too • Kenny Brown served diversity • Rail should go as far as UH
For Thursday, February 13, 2014
Leave Kakaako park just the way it is • CVS could carry new policy further • Tobacco ban will make us healthier • E-cigs more friendly to the environment • Pot and tobacco barely comparable • Fuel storage sites could be dangerous • Engage community rather than talk to it • Wall Street bailouts preceded Obama
For Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Cheap housing within reach • Pedestrians face unsafe roads • Pedestrians must be more careful • Ask Bruno Mars to help out UH • Giraffe killing was horrific • And more
For Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Building in Kakaako is blasphemous • Kakaako's no great shakes right now • ‘Stepping Out' was better than expected • UH should tackle administrative bloat • Give UH a break on Aloha Stadium use • Parents concerned about Pono Choices
For Monday, February 10, 2014
Err on the side of the environment • Each island unique and needs own laws Voting by mail yields great results • Roosevelt incident a lesson for all of us • Don't always blame police for violence • Will marijuana be next health hazard? • Calling bill bogus was irresponsible
For Sunday, February 9, 2014
Radiography program one of best in nation • Jiggering of tax code explains state surplus • HECO making money off some PV users • DOE didn't respond soon enough in case • McDermott should drop anti-gay efforts • From the forum @ staradvertiser.com • and more
For Saturday, February 8, 2014
Ancient law can be misapplied • Kakaako vision is inappropriate • Joni Mitchell foretold future • Minimum wage hurts job market • Put Snowden on trial in absentia
For Friday, February 7, 2014
Homelessness still a problem • Scalia's remarks were appalling • Mars ticket sales handled poorly • Coming soon: HECO highrise • Obama missed reset moment
For Thursday, February 6, 2014
Higher power rates not fault of solar • Hawaii and Illinois could co-host library • ‘Squeaky wheels' not the aloha way • Hawaii losing aura that draws tourists • Break down DOE into smaller units • Bruno Mars was star of Super Bowl
For Wednesday, February 5, 2014
NIMBYs a bit late in complaining • Kakaako condo obscenely costly • State legislatures breed arrogance • School incidents reflect society • NAMI Hawaii ready to help • Only now do we fight the fire ant • Executive orders erode Congress • Vog victim made poor decisions
For Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Do more to help mentally ill youth • Mars was terrific in NFL half-time show • Use city garages to shelter homeless • High-rises are great, but not in Hawaii • 15-year-old mother sends odd message
For Monday, February 3, 2014
Higher wage floor doesn't cost jobs • HECO has put stop to solar firm growth • Uninsured vehicles help clog our traffic • U.S. corporate taxes not world's highest • Officials and police ignoring homeless • Don't allow bus ads, bring back van cams
For Sunday, February 2, 2014
Juvenile offenders need focused care • Sanctions bill would sabotage Iran talks • Obama's talk about 'war footing' ignored • Let OHA make use of its Kakaako lands 7bull; Kakaako's future not looking so good and more
For Saturday, February 1, 2014
Waikiki not what it used to be • Legal pot will cause problems • Free health care leads to abuse • Don't change school's name • Make legislators work in the heat
For Friday, January 31, 2014
Hats off to folks at Roosevelt • Responders did their jobs well • HCDA not living up to mandate • Executive order the way to rule? • Give voters more power
For Thursday, January 30, 2014
We are losing our aloha over GMOs • Higher wage floor could be awkward • Prices won’t go up enough to cut jobs • Early education not right priority and more
For Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Seeger's music a big hammer • Shut off Capitol air conditioning • Give homeless rights they need • Build housing for the poor first • Street ‘parklets' block bicyclists • Sowell should apply facts, too • State has surplus — of problems • Fireworks ban hurts families
For Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Kakaako homeless getting a free pass • Give special heed to needs of Waikiki • Kudos to governor for preschool stance • Letter contained unjustified attack • Apply all of surplus toward pensions • Hawaii can't afford more UH spending
For Monday, January 27, 2014
Higher wage floor harms the homeless • Government crooks rarely get punished • Bus advertisements not such a big deal • Homelessness could ruin tourism sector • Deeper GMO issue is about seeds • For change, vote against incumbents
For Sunday, January 26, 2014
Terminally ill should be let out of prison • It's a nightmare to get a safety inspection • Let counties add surcharge to GET • Waikiki today seems like a shantytown and more
For Saturday, January 25, 2014
Breaking the law can be patriotic • NFC-AFC playoffs need a change • Grove Farm cut into pieces • Obama doesn't deserve a library • Bus ads wouldn't be so degrading
For Friday, January 24, 2014
DHS succeeding at fighting fraud • It's fair to tax pension income • Cost of living already too high • Woman's words spoke volumes • Homelessness a safety issue
For Thursday, January 23, 2014
Use budget surplus on vital services • Pay down liabilities, cut taxes, fix roads • Maybe nature has right to speak, too • De Blasio ate pizza as an Italian would • Bus ads are hardly as bad as homeless • Require helmets for bikers under 21 • Sea could swamp Obama library
For Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Quit coddling these squatters • Good doctors merit good pay • Judge Kobayashi unfairly dissed • Some politicians need to move on • Buy trash cans that are sturdy • Ads on buses a bad tradeoff • Don't let state hijack GMO issue • Immigrants need to obey the rules
For Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Limited pension tax just foot in the door • Legal pot threatens health of youngsters • Sex ed helps youth protect themselves • Teacher evaluations discourage teachers • Empower teachers to improve quality • Homeless solutions just a matter of will
For Monday, January 20, 2014
Tax surplus should go back to taxpayers • Caldwell’s legacy rests with bus ads • Don’t follow trend of legalizing pot • Snowden did wrong but result was good • Kudos to Kauai for taking on Big Agra • What do homeless say about plight?
For Sunday, January 19, 2014
Innovation center needs modern home • Provide public toilets to keep streets clean • Heritage Foundation out of step with public • Obamacare faulty but it's still good idea • We can't really afford preschool program • Family Court glitch could be dangerous • Impose grand felony in pedestrian deaths • Institute paid parking in neighborhoods, too
For Saturday, January 18, 2014
Real U.S. history in memory hole • Walking Waikiki very unpleasant • Some homeless almost familiar • Politicians cater to the noisiest • Schofield sets good example
For Friday, January 17, 2014
Counties should get more of TAT • Pre-K schooling deserves funds • Preschool funds will be wasted • Food trucks should play fair 7bull; 'Slur' was used by Reagan aide
For Thursday, January 16, 2014
Organic farmers have bright future • Port-A-Potties worth a try in short term • Kakaako Park has become a disgrace • Kamehameha's law applies to homeless • East-West Center has proven itself • Middle East conflict filled with nuance • Judge's pep talk ennobled jury duty
For Thursday, January 16, 2014
A more serious Legislature, like it or not • You, too, can exert your influence at Capitol
For Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Wait for vote on preschools • Homeless need a place to rest • Don't demonize the homeless • Farmers need freedom to farm • U.S. does well helping disabled • Ire against Israel not even-handed and more
For Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Organic farming can't feed the world • Make parents spend time at schools, too • The poor pay for solar power for rich • Krauthammer wrong about Israel • Chinatown's future is headed downhill • UH students should get what they pay for
For Monday, January 13, 2014
Bar homeless from business restrooms • Sand Island ideal for homeless site • Hawaii's No. 1 asset includes homeless • Higher assessments hurt homeowners • Firefighters' raise seems excessive • Presidential library would lure tourists • Nothing good about deal for drone tests


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