Tuesday, September 30, 2014         

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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
For Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Homeless people still have right to life • Homeless unwilling to obey the rules • Offer prizes to fans at UH football games; and more
For Monday, September 8, 2014
Hawaii has history of ‘illegal' invasions • Homeless lacking social engagement • Abercrombie was own worst enemy; and more
For Sunday, September 7, 2014
Think outside the box for cheap housing • True eyesores are any public restroom • UH academic levels lower than in Pac-12 • HECO profiting well from PV customers and more
For Saturday, September 6, 2014
Keep light on 'Arizona' scandal • Teachers can't force attendance • Prosecutors being sore losers • Third Deedy trial most welcome • Overuse of word has big impact
For Friday, September 5, 2014
Homeless policy is mean-spirited • Don't allow drinking, guns • Bad cops bad for all police • 'Inouye century' a bit overdrawn • Media being unfair to Obama and more
For Thursday, September 4, 2014
Sand Island users need to be heard • Case shows he still has the right stuff • Maybe turn HECO into a nonprofit; and more
For Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Kakaako rendering was misleading • Nature will resolve Natatorium debate • Brooks heralded virtues to emulate; and more
For Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Candidates should focus more on ‘how' • Reaching the needy is priority for DHS • HEI salaries related to high energy cost?; and more
For Monday, September 1, 2014
Solar payoff takes more than 2-3 years • Why is HPOWER operating for profit? • Memo author right about annexation; and more
For Sunday, August 31, 2014
HECO energy plan will kill PV industry • Changing rules now unfair to PV owners • Taxi companies must adapt to competition • University has its priorities mixed up • Justice in Palestine must involve all sides and more
For Saturday, August 30, 2014
HECO plan will ensure its profits • Lack of housing is the problem • Homeless issue can't be ignored • Social priorities are all skewed
For Friday, August 29, 2014
Albizia trees might be useful • Put more toilets at rail stations • Abercrombie fans are fading • It's government that's greedy • Rail isn't about reducing traffic
For Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hawaii killing goose that lays golden egg • Political elite bear blame for rail costs • Rail an example of 'bait and switch'; and more
For Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Return of sign earns gratitude • Beach supposed to be dog-free • Small businesses mostly insured; and more
For Tuesday, August 26, 2014
No wonder Davis feels he's ignored • Makakilo ecosystem could use some rain • Sai memo confirms illegal occupation; and more
For Monday, August 25, 2014
ACLU should tackle bigger voting issue • Politics influenced election decision • Shooting unarmed man not justified; and more
For Sunday, August 24, 2014
UH should invest in academics, not sports • Tourism workers sent into the storm • Measures could boost affordable housing • General election can foster change and more
For Saturday, August 23, 2014
Don't let abusers own firearms • Wage increases lead to inflation • Makeup election held too early • Muslims must find own peace • No justice in Deedy verdict
For Friday, August 22, 2014
Churches silent on sit-lie bills • Use albizia trees for lumber • Ban imports of circus animals • Rail only about development • U.S. teams in finals, always
For Thursday, August 21, 2014
Racial disconnect in Ferguson, Mo. • Jay's comments will hurt recruiting • Hawaiian Air fees hurt local travelers; and more
For Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Hawaii treated Deedy unfairly • Add drop-off site in town for trash • Sustainability is a nuanced issue; and more
For Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Lingle predicted rail cost overruns • Ige, Abercrombie cut from same cloth • State should adopt voting by mail; and more
For Monday, August 18, 2014
Trash collection plan should be fair • Canadians won't return to Waikiki • Public should buy ‘Magnum P.I.' house • West Oahu should be main UH campus • Geothermal energy needs more support • and more
For Sunday, August 17, 2014
'Ige' the new word for improbable wins • Special interests cost Abercrombie election • New prosecutor for another Deedy trial • Airplane banners pollute isle's beauty • Bicycles should keep to side of the road • 'Residential A' rate unfair to homeowner and more
For Saturday, August 16, 2014
Trash pickups will cost more • Housing hurt by vacation rentals • Developers control Hawaii • State bungles elections again • Pedestrians cross on red lights
For Friday, August 15, 2014
Puna needed Superferry • Abercrombie alienated voters • Wrong to delay trash pickup • Chancellor for Manoa campus • Re-use materials in Ward project
For Thursday, August 14, 2014
Age could be factor in some elections • Show our aloha for Puna residents • Control prices after natural disasters • Next time, don't buy bottled water • Voters should have planned for storm • and more
For Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Abercrombie couldn't paddle • Conservative voters spoke • Declare war on ISIS terrorists • Photo showed spending waste • Madame Pele protected Oahu • Price gouging common in isles • After the storm, lots of Spam • OMPO leaders fail to perform • Hawaii deserves large stadium
For Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ige's win a victory for public education • Families will pay for affluent seniors • Puna residents need more help • ‘Volunt-heroes' manned the polls • Voters rejected polarizing pols • A lot of workers for a fallen branch • and more
For Monday, August 11, 2014
Defacing of signs shows lack of aloha • Whale strandings concern Navy, too • Deedy trial remains important news • HECO making it hard to install solar • Chronic vagrants killing the goose • and more
For Sunday, August 10, 2014
UH administration needs more openness • Next UH president should be a puppet • Put pain on Putin for downing of airliner • Deny federal funds to corporate deserters • BOE making progress on 'leave without pay' • Immigrants welcome, but balance required and more
For Saturday, August 9, 2014
UH needs better management • Have new system to see VA doctors • Special session was just a ruse • Vinyl records still have fans • Sign-waving distracts drivers
For Friday, August 8, 2014
Water available from your tap • Political ads getting tiresome • Being forceful can be useful • Takai will make a better leader; and more
For Thursday, August 7, 2014
Tax exemption not well explained • Developments ruin beauty of Oahu • Racial tensions rife in Deedy case; and more
For Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bicyclists help maintain roads • Voting important for our country • No drumbeat for war these days; and more
For Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Drivers must heed orders from police • Election poll shows voters intelligent • ‘Soaking the rich' bad for the poor; and more
For Monday, August 4, 2014
Benefits for seniors in bad fiscal shape • Education should be decentralized • Nondeposit glass can be used here; and more
For Sunday, August 3, 2014
Apple sabotaged by special interests • Hawaii needs to cap property-tax growth • Tax may force sales of kamaaina homes • New property tax affects rental units • Council members fail on homeless issue • Abercrombie bought by rich developers and more
For Saturday, August 2, 2014
Apple's dismissal not private issue • Did punishment fit the crime? • Every vote now extra important • Candidates lack detailed plans • Primary restricts votes to parties • Kauai fishpond in serious danger
For Friday, August 1, 2014
Does UH need a chancellor? • Politics trumps principle often • Schatz guilty by association? • Violence not always answer • Don't let trees shade PV panels • Geothermal good for Hawaii
For Thursday, July 31, 2014
Deedy trial getting too much publicity • There are no laws against stupidity • Thank teachers at start of school year; and more
For Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Politicians help only themselves • Ala Moana will be traffic central • Using rail after a flight is fine; and more
For Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Lack of sit-lie bill is disappointing • Mayor needs more help at City Council • Bus baggage rule not applied evenly • Interisland fliers might like using rail • Politics should be for the people • and more
For Monday, July 28, 2014
Vandalizing signs is poor politics • U.S. weapons fuel horrible conflicts • People who talk also need to walk; and more
For Sunday, July 27, 2014
Rail station at airport will reduce anxiety • Too bad Schatz hasn't fired his chief of staff • Palestinian violence shouldn't surprise • Take cab keys away from Abercrombie • Pension tax better than hiking the GET and more
For Saturday, July 26, 2014
How many more truck bed deaths? • Some people like Laniakea barriers • Power Five teams should join NFL • 'Addiction' same as 'dependent' • Some Hawaiians proud of U.S., too
For Friday, July 25, 2014
Homeless need support system • Bus should use microchip card • Hawaiians not served by 'trust' • Suicidal youth a rising concern • Kudos to DOT for adding lane
For Thursday, July 24, 2014
Criticism of hotel is short-sighted • Call Batman hotline to bust aerial ads • Some homeowners face daunting tax; and more
For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Fleeing children could use love • Stadium seating should be 50,000 • Judge King was proved correct • Proposed bans about arrogance • Rachel's suitor is inconsiderate • Public opposes aerial billboards • Political signs littering island • UH mission isn't to fund football
For Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tourists likely won't like rail to hotels • Same-sex marriage still election issue • No need to identify candidate's religion • VA has issues but still doing good job • Council bill would punish homeless • Consensus among Hawaiians unlikely
For Monday, July 21, 2014
Candidates should address aging issue • Newbie candidates deserve our thanks • Political sign-waving an insult to voters; and more
For Sunday, July 20, 2014
Stairway to Heaven should be dismantled • Veterans' medical care should be outsourced • Local VA doctors doing fantastic job; and more
For Saturday, July 19, 2014
Queen's ouster not inside job • Birth control not like getting sick • Don't subsidize Chinatown rich • Sears joins firms that outsource • Drivers must be extra cautious
For Friday, July 18, 2014
‘Christian right' a vocal minority • Gaza is one big open-air prison • HTA windfall could fix trails • Just label food without GMOs • Art deco display deserves kudos
For Thursday, July 17, 2014
Marsh plan lacking in many key details • Regular visitors fear loss of old Waikiki • Leave King's Village as is, not for affluent; and more
For Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Thieves target store customers • Oahu has lost its tropical charm • Condo group appreciates law; and more
For Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Candidates should focus on real issues • Tourism up, even with the homeless • Israel should show more self-restraint • Hawaiians risk losing designation • Will labels explain why GMOs are bad? • Red tape burdens small businesses • Ban traffic from N. Shore beaches
For Monday, July 14, 2014
Kudos for reporting on memorial fun run • Let public have say on archery range • Let homeless use sheltered camp; and more
For Sunday, July 13, 2014
Law is murky about sovereignty issue • Haole landowners overthrew the queen • Hawaii News Now covering candidates • Schatz not forceful on illegal immigrants • Driver error often to blame in deaths and more
For Saturday, July 12, 2014
Rescind rule at HPD on tattoos • Fund cleanup of Kahoolawe • Water board grateful to Yuen • Smaller stadium is small thinking
For Friday, July 11, 2014
Hobby Lobby ruling a travesty • LED lights could be in crosswalks • Support probe into VA problem • Have students at polling places • School makes useful compost and more
For Thursday, July 10, 2014
Remove crosswalks without signals • Annexation based on illegitimate act • Preserve name of Sans Souci Beach; and more
For Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Preserve trees in Chinatown • You can choose not to drive • Build stadium near Ala Wai; and more
For Tuesday, July 8, 2014
No basis to deny climate change • Russia-Ukraine ties like U.S.-Hawaii • Hawaiians should respect DOI officials; and more
For Monday, July 7, 2014
Prosecutor should probe PRP smear • Tweak punishment for ‘sit-lie' measure • DLNR biting more than it can chew; and more
For Sunday, July 6, 2014
New disclosure law will help build trust • Prosecutors are why defense cost so much • Online businesses not paying fair share • Common sense missing in action and more
For Saturday, July 5, 2014
Tour buses were cause of traffic • Park regulations applied unfairly • Kingdoms come and go, always • Corporations get special status
For Friday, July 4, 2014
Barriers seem to be working • Isle delegates clearly partisan • New stadium best in Kapolei • Remove some stadium seats • Headlines tell different story and more
For Thursday, July 3, 2014
Money for homeless seems unreasonable • Demand outpacing our infrastructure • Foam food-box ban worth extra cost; and more
For Wednesday, July 2, 2014
State had plenty of time to inspect TV stations need to cover forums Hawaiians have history at marsh Marsh plan about tourism and more
For Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Hawaiians need to work together • Take responsibility for pain medication • Restrict access to restore marsh; and more
For Monday, June 30, 2014
Keep Zipper Lane for afternoon drive • Homeless in photos should be named • Homeless in Waikiki don't deserve pity; and more
For Sunday, June 29, 2014
Only teachers held to 'instructional time' • Sedona, Ariz., offers example for DLNR • Plan provides upside for Kawainui Marsh • Marsh plan will benefit just a few • Incentive isn't there for affordable housing and more
For Saturday, June 28, 2014
Chinatown needs public toilets • Public can use charity's toilets • Admit mistakes and move on • Center in marsh is not despoiling • Read the plan and be alarmed
For Friday, June 27, 2014
Hard workers have hard time • Gift of canoe was admirable • VA simply needs more physicians • Cayetano has no right to grumble • Smear adviser on Schatz's staff
For Thursday, June 26, 2014
Sovereignty could turn out very badly • Higher pay would offset need for aid • Pain killers become a pain themselves; and more
For Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Expect more dirty politics • PRP ‘apology' was inadequate • Don't execute criminals here; and more
For Tuesday, June 24, 2014
UH doesn't need presidential library • Airports were there before the houses • Electric car has met all expectations; and more


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