Tuesday, October 21, 2014         

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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
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


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