Wednesday, May 27, 2015         

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For Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Show aloha for the word ‘aloha' • HSTA board set bad example • Kalakaua might have nixed TMT; and more
For Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Don't reward disruptive students • Police officers meet highest standards • Are we becoming servants to the rich?; and more
For Monday, May 25, 2015
Criticism unfair to aquarium director • Politicians would roust homeless • Police officer's actions disgraceful; and more
For Sunday, May 24, 2015
Rural Oahu can use bicycle lanes, too • Handi-Van service needs to be fixed • Take care of people before the mountain • Compare types of nonprofit utilities • Seniors suffer from shortage of housing and more
For Saturday, May 23, 2015
Fine was peanuts for Hawaiian Air • Developers take from the poor • Maui bicyclists crowd walkers; and more
For Friday, May 22, 2015
Home-grown energy needed • Hard to believe we burn coal • Natatorium best for volleyball • Blood Bank needs to charge • Violence victims need privacy
For Thursday, May 21, 2015
Impact of coal anything but cheap • Whistleblowers are American patriots • Developer's values don't reflect Hawaii • Preserve Kalaupapa for history, research • Political promises false and costly • Osprey aircraft should be grounded • Christians can sell to LGBT customers
For Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Teachers need voting details • Neighborhood board results? • City won't go back to bicycles; and more
For Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Speed up initiatives to help homeless • Don't run red lights at crosswalks • Train workers in good government; and more
For Monday, May 18, 2015
UH administrators rarely accountable • State certainly can cut slack for couple • Hawaii could host Shia-Sunni summit; and more
For Sunday, May 17, 2015
Elderly in Hawaii got short end of the stick • Family suspected pesticides killed dad • Publicly owned utility would answer to us • Misconduct rules overdue for review • Schools should teach, not be ‘therapeutic’ • and more
For Saturday, May 16, 2015
New cycle track a whiff of sanity • Blood Bank vital to Hawaii's health • Kupuna Care underfunded; and more
For Friday, May 15, 2015
Paper bags will be even worse • Development deprives aquifer • Pesticide article was astroturfing • Mauna Kea has plenty of room • Vino's Furuya a local treasure
For Thursday, May 14, 2015
Many responsible for Kailua's woes • Kawamotos deserve better consideration • Alleged prostitutes facing bogus charge • Ho‘opili will create a traffic nightmare • Pricey condos won't help housing much • Supplying blood involves expenses
For Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Developers not aiming at locals • Old Waikiki disappearing • ‘Residential A' terribly unfair; and more
For Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Ban on animal acts was right thing to do • Cost to run the rail less than for TheBus • What will folks at Ho‘opili eat?; and more
For Monday, May 11, 2015
Police are supposed to serve and protect • Cars heat up fast and endanger dogs • Vacation rentals are not the problem; and more
For Sunday, May 10, 2015
Condo gets a pass but elderly couple doesn't • Boxing fans would agree with headline • Non-Oahu legislators get to hike Oahu taxes • Dog-and-pony show by mayor getting old • Homeless are toying with disease outbreak and more
For Saturday, May 9, 2015
Ige should help elderly couple • Bring couple together again • Help celebrate Nurses Week; and more
For Friday, May 8, 2015
Put stadium at golf course site • Homeless need more restrooms • HEI should be publicly owned • Honolulu not ideal for bikes • TMT is a great opportunity • Direct outrage at housing plans
For Thursday, May 7, 2015
‘King and I' revival is groundbreaking • Where are homeless supposed to go? • Japan's neighbors need to seek peace • Keeping pair apart clearly elder abuse • Build a bike path along rail route • Cycle track unlikely to ever be removed • Medical pot's value is not in the ‘high'
For Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Goliath was true kamaaina • Canceling rail has side effects • More sunshine not HART's job; and more
For Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Changes weaken dispensary bill • Tourists, rentals overwhelm Kailua • Boxing photo sends wrong message; and more
For Monday, May 4, 2015
Hawaii has legacy of aloha for science • Honolulu needs more bicycle tracks • Metered parking would help Waikiki; and more
For Sunday, May 3, 2015
Don't ‘up the ante' for Howard Hughes Corp. • Blame rail bidders, not subcontractors • Get a grip on abuse of work furloughs • Ethics panel unfairly hard on chaperones • Get the word out now about plastic bag ban and more
For Saturday, May 2, 2015
Birthing moms can help others • Tax assessors fair, equitable • Rail will boost sound pollution; and more
For Friday, May 1, 2015
‘Residential A' hurts elderly • Bicyclists at risk as it gets dark • VA clinics here much improved • Use Natatorium for volleyball • Aloha toward tourists waning
For Thursday, April 30, 2015
Audit rail before giving more money • Reusable bags are the best option • Council on verge of forcing rent hikes • Redevelopment in Waikiki is good • Medical pot fees are all about greed • Seems like Hawaii is going nowhere
For Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Vacation rentals have good side • Ethics panel made a bad call • Public fed up with rail flimflam; and more
For Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Quick horn blast saved 2 bicyclists • Business wages depend on profits • Property taxes often inexplicable; and more
For Monday, April 27, 2015
Greed is driving housing shortage • Gaming resort here would draw tourists • Population growth is cause of our woes; and more
For Sunday, April 26, 2015
Vacation rentals bad for neighborhoods • Leasing parking lot hurts area residents • HMSA also bullies physical therapists • Kenoi is a disgrace and should resign and more
For Saturday, April 25, 2015
Use rail structure as a freeway • Nanakuli pride overcomes wait • ‘Adaptive' traffic lights would help; and more
For Friday, April 24, 2015
‘Snow birds' spend more • At-grade rail never hindered • Traffic proves need for rail • Tax laws fuel widening divide • Queen's added inpatient beds
For Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sen. Green cut short needed discussion • Sen. Green still has support of voters • Beach pavilions should stay public • Chaperoned tours great for students • Dagwood has right idea on carpooling • Must science impose on sacred places? • Embrace the future, behold the stars
For Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Indeed, how will rail be funded? • Turkey should admit genocide • Bigger copters needed for fires; and more
For Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Controls on pCards seem awfully lax • Rail should reduce number of cars • Access to top execs much appreciated; and more
For Monday, April 20, 2015
Building purchase lacks traffic data • Improve beach park but keep it local • Preserve access to beaches and parks; and more
For Sunday, April 19, 2015
Homeless people are not a disease • Dispensing meds requires training • Cops drinking should not be carrying guns • ‘Vertical integration' bad for dispensaries • Discharge planning a key to health care and more
For Saturday, April 18, 2015
Humane Society does good work • Senate should consent to Lynch • Impeach Kenoi over pCard use; and more
Expand who can prescribe meds • Using God card is inappropriate • Moiliili resident was a kamikaze • Don't stick with current rail plan • Use rail savings for desalination
For Thursday, April 16, 2015
NextEra statements aren't promises • High fees finance Hawaiian Air CEO • Doctors distracted by so many rules; and more
For Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Hawaiians of old studied the stars • Exploration best from Mauna Kea • Education isn't rich versus poor; and more
For Tuesday, April 14, 2015
TMT is fitting way to honor Hawaiians • Spiritual powers superior to science • HECO saves money buying solar power; and more
For Monday, April 13, 2015
Honolulu locked in to current rail plan • Government chokes housing market • Bill would help solve homelessness; and more
For Sunday, April 12, 2015
State must learn from canceled IT proposal • Have new rail system end at Aala Park • Legislature can't alter state residency rule; and more
For Saturday, April 11, 2015
NEM credits not a gain to HECO • Questions were unanswered • Motorists ignore the laws as well; and more
For Friday, April 10, 2015
Anti-rail rants unproductive • Kenoi should resign as mayor • Homeless are living at school • How could such thefts happen? • Kudos for story on foster kids
For Thursday, April 9, 2015
State can't afford to buy Alii Place • Don't turn away qualified people • Incentives can blunt income inequality • Small fry go to jail; big fish get a pass • NextEra Energy will be good for Hawaii • Who's responsible for cleaning Makua?
For Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Kenoi doesn't deserve to serve • Hoopili project like vandalism • Science supports pesticides fears; and more
For Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ala Moana park must be protected • We must prepare for major storms • Make better use of Kalakaua Avenue; and more
For Monday, April 6, 2015
Why was there no ZipMobile backup? • Pedestrian deaths can be reduced • Look to Atlanta for traffic advice; and more
For Sunday, April 5, 2015
Astronomers seem to be a greedy bunch • Police poorly used during traffic crisis • Open alternate route when freeway closes • Kenoi funny but now joke might be on him • OK, so Kenoi's future isn't bright after all • What does Lau do to get paid so much? and more
For Saturday, April 4, 2015
Cellphone law at fault, not HPD • Bicycle track helped cut traffic • Let thirst guide water-drinking; and more
For Friday, April 3, 2015
Staggered hours could cut traffic • At-grade train wouldn't help • Better leaders are needed • Lack of Plan B unacceptable • Kenoi worthy despite stumble • Plan now for climate change
For Thursday, April 2, 2015
ZipMobiles should be replaced quickly • Hold next meeting for rail in Kapolei • Contraflow 2 lanes of freeway traffic • Cops seemed to do little during crisis • DOT needs better plan for West Oahu • Limit total number of cars on Oahu • ‘Perfect right' for PV users has limits
For Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Billy Kenoi sets a bad example • Oahu streets missing signs • Residents pay, tourists use; and more
For Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Cruz's flat-tax plan would hurt the poor • Taiwanese suffered under Japan rule • As a boy, Kuhio was ‘Prince Cupid' • HECO made bogus excuses against PV; and more
For Monday, March 30, 2015
Charter schools can be excellent • College graduations a better indicator • Homeless at Capitol are an opportunity; and more
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


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