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For Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Get solar power before too late • Mariota made us all proud • Hawaii talent could lead UH • Jay deserves Hawaii's thanks • We need more bicycle tracks • ‘Conflict' zones oddly are green • Cycle track lacks a payoff • Kailua also had quaint charm
For Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Honolulu is going in right direction • Cyclists using track will gain in number • Bike track designer should be fired • Anti-Zionism about Israel expansionism • Christmas a time for wishful thinking • Traffic accidents should be big news
For Monday, December 15, 2014
Please speak out for the monk seals • Our leaders should heed these letters • Big-name coaches critical to success • NextEra should engage with public • Bike track serving very few bicyclists • Bike track making it safer for everyone
For Sunday, December 14, 2014
Separate public sector from charity drives • King Street bike track just needs some time • Bike track needs more obvious signage • Campaign ‘reform' would muzzle speech • CIA director should not support torture and more
For Saturday, December 13, 2014
Burch, Vizzone are real heroes • Cycle track likely to cause accident • 'Stupidity' claim is easily proven • Endure flags or leave Kailua • Aid to homeless encourages them
For Friday, December 12, 2014
Homelessness needs analysis • Hawaii should copy Denmark • Political parties can trump PACs • Christmas not about shopping • Jay should stay for '15 season and more
For Thursday, December 11, 2014
NextEra committed to customers first • Technology makes Act 195 obsolete • Leaders ignorant of responsibilities • Locals can't afford houses on Oahu • Electric skateboards good idea for youth • King Street parking could be hazardous
For Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Rules can hinder pain treatments • Rail project wreaks havoc • HECO should be publicly owned • 70-plus folks can contribute much • Fed-up fans will fire Chow • Save football with new coach • Public housing could use ADUs
For Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ratepayers should be HECO's owners • Mopeds are noisy and dangerous • Encourage building of mobile homes • Only magic will get rid of the homeless • Kudos to Suzuki for lighting decorations • Ho‘opili OK reflects flawed process
For Monday, December 8, 2014
Police misdeeds are disappointing • Prosecutor tilted cases for accused • Homelessness fault of illegal aliens • Bike track must cost more than $100K • Honolulu becoming more livable city • Age limits should apply to politicians
For Sunday, December 7, 2014
Most DOE workers are upstanding folks • Public schools need to focus on students • Micronesians deserve more media coverage • UH provides timely, affordable education • Solar farms better than golf courses and more
For Saturday, December 6, 2014
OHA was asking wrong question • Anti-Zionism hard to fathom • Downtown used to be pleasant • Mexico has long bond with U.S. • HECO income should stay here
For Friday, December 5, 2014
Quit blocking more housing • Punishment was inadequate • Shopping mall demotes Santa • Don't rescind mileage order • Bike lane looks rather perilous
For Thursday, December 4, 2014
It was nice to hear Ige honor his wife • It's time to get real about public toilets • Bike lane causing driver confusion; and more
For Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Aloha Tower not fulfilling mission • Rail plan would lose vote today • HART reacted to deal properly; and more
For Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Status of documents mischaracterized • Why stop at calls to reform elections? • Toys for Tots event was great success; and more
For Monday, December 1, 2014
Put public toilets in commercial areas • America exploits Latin Americans • What took so long to look at contract?; and more
For Sunday, November 30, 2014
Military personnel deserve all they get Housing allowance sets local rental rates Bicycle lanes coming, so let's welcome them UH needs more deans like William Ditto HandiVan managers should be riders, too and more
For Saturday, November 29, 2014
Americans can be pretty stupid • Kaiser principal inspiring leader • Hawaii should back amendment • Our power costs should be lower • Cosby, Clinton treated unequally
For Friday, November 28, 2014
Was Kaneshiro not forthright? • Army departure offers benefits • Article showed Army's mindset; and more
For Thursday, November 27, 2014
New bike lanes are start toward civility • All societies have social problems • Football supports other programs; and more
For Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Molokai, Lanai part of state, too • New bike lane goes overboard • Kudos for series on child abuse; and more
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving shows America at its best • Enjoy loved ones every day you can • Obama plays games with immigration; and more
For Monday, November 24, 2014
Obama adviser considered us fools • Smaller Army here could be a blessing • China still behind U.S. standards • Politicians fiddle while Hawaii burns • Republicans should have heralded Djou • and more
For Sunday, November 23, 2014
UH football program needs better finances • Tour operators wrong to sell ‘free' tickets • Palace vandal given pretty light sentence • Enforce anti-noise law against boom boxes • Thanksgiving history not well understood and more
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
Homeless should avoid spotlight • Brower violated property rights • Boating safety not a racial issue • Let ticket buyers name buildings • Neon green best when running
For Friday, November 21, 2014
Abused kids need attention • Is it lava or fire that destroys? • UH should ditch athletics costs • Uber's novelty not an excuse • Blank votes are not ‘no' votes
For Thursday, November 20, 2014
Does justice beckon for missing child? • Kudos to all who helped save forest • Bicyclists must pay fair share of roads; and more
For Wednesday, November 19, 2014
High-rises will block good views • Military raises cost of housing • GOP already backtracking; and more
For Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Oahu critical for Army training • Commentary was well-balanced • UH should place students first; and more
For Monday, November 17, 2014
Question left out critical information • Cut government and spend wisely • OHA candidate good bet for future; and more
For Sunday, November 16, 2014
Give Coach Chow his walking papers now • Interim hoops coach was excellent choice • Earn' does not apply to concept of aloha • Cycle track will make King Street safer and more
For Saturday, November 15, 2014
Democrats, GOP addicted to debt • Gabbard just fine as a Democrat • City band played state anthem first • Veterans don't want apologies • At least 9 cables serving Hawaii • Religion is good but often abused
For Friday, November 14, 2014
New evaluations a waste of time • Iraq 'advisers' recall Vietnam • Gabbard seems to have conflict • How about GMO people? • Samoans have come long way
For Thursday, November 13, 2014
Concrete blocks a possible danger • Sometimes aloha has to be earned • UH needs better coach contracts; and more
For Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Veterans Day cartoon awful • Ige has chance to achieve a lot • Maybe Gabbard should join GOP; and more
For Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Drivers should give bicyclists their aloha • Election was for more of the same • Veterans picked on from left and right; and more
For Monday, November 10, 2014
These ideas might help increase voting • Maui voters put health over profit • Maui mayor avoids helpful dialogue; and more
For Sunday, November 9, 2014
'Opposition' party offers no solutions • Democrats brought Hawaii out of the past • Too bad Foodland is leaving Ala Moana • Fair property tax is sorely lacking • Younger generation needs a chance, too and more
For Saturday, November 8, 2014
Voter ID laws have foul intent • New bike lane seems dangerous • Coach Arnold deserved better; and more
For Friday, November 7, 2013
Thanksgiving unappreciated • Get ready for more GOP harm • Kudos to all who were candidates • Hawaii unwise to not vote GOP • Let's unite for Hawaii's future • Lax bank rules fueled crisis and more
For Thursday, November 6, 2014
Kudos to all who were candidates • With GOP at helm, expect more wars • Maui anti-GMO vote not praiseworthy • Nothing changes, so why vote? • Hawaii Democrats behave like sheep • Finally, a rest from political robo calls • Military in Pahoa on a power trip
For Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Many seniors doing just fine • Shapiro right about boomers • GOP insincere about vote fraud; and more
For Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Linguistic diversity should be valued • Is HCDA doing its due diligence? • SHOPO president needs reality check; and more
For Monday, November 3, 2014
Basketball coach fired prematurely • Once again, UH pays for no work • Elect those who will fight defense cuts • Ige best option among candidates • GMO moratorium aimed at polluters • and more
For Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hawaiians deserve DHHL housing credits • Retirement age for judges unnecessary • Djou represents mainland GOP values • Djou will work for all of Hawaii's people and more
For Saturday, November 1, 2014
Vote on Election Day, not before • 'Closely held values' suspect • Who controls Super PAC? • Toxic chemicals on Maui, Molokai • Too much sports on front page
For Friday, October 31, 2014
The rich once helped society • Like lava, court causes disaster • Same laws for police, civilians • Plan for more preschools • Vote for Maui GMO initiative
For Thursday, October 30, 2014
Public paying price for Citizens United • Complaints about coverage dubious • Galuteria misleads with endorsements; and more
For Wednesday, October 29, 2014
HPR provides local offerings • Djou doesn't represent us • Hawaii needs Djou in House; and more
For Tuesday, October 28, 2014
HECO supports all customers • Paper irresponsible to publish poll • Personality drives voters, poll shows; and more
For Monday, October 27, 2014
Listeners should contribute to HPR • HPR doesn't mean community radio • Homeless could get meals, help in jail; and more
For Sunday, October 26, 2014
Publicly financed elections way to go • Ignore ugly ads from third parties • Preschool measure will benefit neediest • Students will thrive under Common Core • Everyone should sing anthems at games and more
For Saturday, October 25, 2014
City should buy new trash trucks Important issues need attention Coverage unfair to all candidates Grace serves homeless well
For Friday, October 24, 2014
District 41 leans Republican • Editorials, news kept separate • Ag amendment helps farmers • Litter-picker's work inspires • GOP sows fear about Ebola
For Thursday, October 23, 2014
Amendment favors corporate farming • Public can fix mess by going to polls • Preschool measure is questionable; and more
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fukunaga ought to be thanked • Not voting at all is best choice • Friday furloughs were HSTA idea; and more
For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Governor unseen as storm advanced • Candidates should win by a majority • Ebola could become tool of terrorism; and more
For Monday, October 20, 2014
Obama library here would be a burden • HECO should wean itself from oil, coal • Leadership needed to fix mess we're in; and more
For Sunday, October 19, 2014
DBEDT comments were poorly worded • Amendments 2 and 5 deserve support • Preschool initiative about the children • Candidates should stick to the positive • Ancient Hawaiians might oppose protest and more
For Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sign wavers are ambassadors • Too many people is major problem • Rosenblum gets a sweet deal • Consider cutting parking spaces • PV owners being mistreated?
For Friday, October 17, 2014
Care for kupuna during disasters • Aiona's religion not an issue • Support ConAm on preschool • HECO needs to adapt soon • Restrict flights from West Africa
For Thursday, October 16, 2014
Candidates should leave out religion • CVS tobacco ban in line with science • Make portable toilets available; and more
For Wednesday, October 15, 2014
E-cigarettes misrepresented • Buildings could have dual uses • Bleached coral is a warning; and more
For Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Homeless making a mess of beaches • Will Aiona mix religion, politics? • Some TV ads being unfair to Aiona; and more
For Monday, October 13, 2014
Island Air's low fare is short-term tactic • Scams should get more coverage • Maui initiative about health and safety; and more
For Sunday, October 12, 2014
Public OK'd making city bike-friendly • Make politicians wear logos of their donors • HCDA review period shouldn't be curtailed • Say's constituents should decide his fate and more
For Saturday, October 11, 2014
Police chief treated poorly • Recycling center ripping folks off • Most seniors are not 'affluent' • Higher bus fare would cut riders and more
For Friday, October 10, 2014
'We can't keep on desecrating' • Say's heart truly in Palolo Valley • We need more peacemaking • Training areas well cared for • Our kids have to move away
For Thursday, October 9, 2014
Smokers worse when they litter • Preschool proposal leaves out ‘income' • Don't let GMO firms experiment on us; and more
For Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Isle politicians silent on drones • City neglecting parks upkeep • Maui initiative is clear, sensible; and more
For Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Rental housing fine for many people • Punish those who ‘bribed' Cachola • Regular folks have life problems, too; and more
For Monday, October 6, 2014
Building in Kakaako hurt governor, too • School in Haleiwa deserved award • Teachers should run our schools • Classrooms could be cooled down • Award for Sakai must be a prank and more
For Sunday, October 5, 2014
Biological control better than before • Homeless in Hawaii need access to toilets • Laws in Hawaii seem made to be broken • Encourage TV stations to let Davis in debates and more
For Saturday, October 4, 2014
Still time for city to adopt light rail • Where's mayor's alternate routes? • Rail maintenance will sap city funds • Monsanto made poison for war • Workers don't work equally
For Friday, October 3, 2014
U.S. should back 2-state solution • Clean restrooms easy to ensure • Some restrooms actually unsafe • Award to Sakai hard to believe • Super PACs back candidate
For Thursday, October 2, 2014
Politicians ignore demand for parks • Superferry could help in lava crisis • Were votes for rail compromised?; and more
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Rail lawsuits pushed up costs • Makiki good for Obama library • Be sure to draft chicken hawks; and more
For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jeter reminds us about character • Stop blame game on homelessness issue • Waikiki restrooms world-class awful; and more
For Monday, September 29, 2014
Defining ‘Hawaiian' needs an update • People could live in shipping containers • Police and public are treated alike; and more
For Sunday, September 28, 2014
Anti-war movement has shifted its focus • Water board must provide billing proof • Citizens need to take back their nation • School gains not due to Race to the Top • Starting a draft might silence calls for war and more
For Saturday, September 27, 2014
U.S. violated its own treaties • Best Hawaii asset is 'perfect people' • HECO failing at lowering bills • We already have 'Big Marijuana' •
For Friday, September 26, 2014
Be bold about climate change • Homeless need birth control • HECO delaying sustainability • PV owners now being penalized • Media needs to be discreet
For Thursday, September 25, 2014
U.S. should identify credible threats • Treat public, police in the same way • Kealoha must show policies followed; and more
For Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Public streets are up for sale? • ‘Education' not always terrific • GMO defenders ignore pitfalls; and more
For Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Koa, sandalwood project admirable • Terrorists can wreak havoc easily • Stop plans to build on Mauna Kea; and more
For Monday, September 22, 2014
Concrete barriers spawn more walls • Plan for Kawainui is case of overkill • There's no chance for maglev rail here; and more
For Sunday, September 21, 2014
It's a generalization to blame all Muslims • It's up to HPD now to enforce ‘sit-lie' laws • Some homeless will choose jail gladly; and more
For Saturday, September 20, 2014
Let's get serious about housing • Many bicyclists rude on the road • Conserve power to help tourists?; and more
For Friday, September 19, 2014
HECO conquers by dividing us • Have Punahou host library • NIH funding helps Hawaii • Palama agency looking forward • HMSA payment rates too low
For Thursday, September 18, 2014
Fossil fuels fuel global terrorism • It's not HECO's call about tax rebates • Solar production was boon for HECO • Let the fans pay for UH athletics • Housing shortage caused by zoning • Tobacco ban at CVS a cynical maneuver
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Prosecute cop caught on video • Isles unfriendly to new doctors • Turtle Bay sets example for UH; and more
For Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Show zero tolerance for domestic abuse • Police do great job of protecting us • ‘Residential A' tax needs to be fixed • How do we help those who refuse it? • Mayor should sign ‘sit-lie' bill into law • Columnist correct about ‘casino lust'
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
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Plan for possibility of Pahoa being cut off • Hawaiian Electric should use more LNG • People who use grid should help pay for it • Sit-lie bills aimed at just a few homeless • Shifting bike lane is asking for trouble • Being safe better than being legally right • UH soccer games should stay in Waipio • Let Middle Easterners fight their own wars
For Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
State's older pedestrians are at a high risk of getting hit by vehicles • Bicycle lane on King Street in the works • Pot patients lack access to medicine, state finds • City could lose $700,000 under proposal for 1-time tax break • PV system permits plummet on Oahu • Billing system drowns in errors • Woman's assault by officer costs him badge, gun
For Saturday, September 13, 2014
Alternatives to sedatives exist • HECO being fair to non-PV users • Trio of heroes deserve thanks • Public restrooms are embarrassing • Jews rise above their persecution
For Friday, September 12, 2014
Blaisdell Center marks 50 years • Homeless must be dealt with • Homeless series enlightening • Think of seniors in home design • Provide more fun things to do
For Thursday, September 11, 2014
Return to politics of cooperation • News stories inflate Aiona's chances • Put players' names on football jerseys; and more
For Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Bring back camera vans • HMSA chief being overpaid? • U.S., Hawaii were separate nations; and more

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