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Column: Adapting to climate change requires a mix of responses

We are beginning to learn a great deal about the current risks associated with climate change. We should not let what we don’t yet know keep us from doing the things we ought to be doing now. Read More

Column: Water-rate hikes to boost upkeep of aging system

This long-term look is the best approach to sustain, expand, repair and replace critical water infrastructure to support Ka Wai Ola for the people of Oahu. Read More

Column: Technology helps improve, recycle Oahu’s wastewater

On the surface, most people just want to be assured of no adverse side effects from using biosolids on farm crops or reclaimed water for more purposes. The two ways to do that are through studies and education. Read More

Insight: Hawaii has long history of strict firearms laws

While a recent court ruling tests “open carry” here, Hawaii’s history of strict firearms laws is assessed. Read More

Column: School tax would help kids and deter rich outside investors

As voters we have a choice: Do we vote for our keiki, or do we vote for these wealthy developers? We must choose our keiki. Please vote YES on the amendment to fund our schools and our keiki. Read More
 

Column: Schools’ problem, fundamentally, is dysfunctional DOE

We strongly oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that purportedly would increase DOE funding. Read More

Column: High cost of living makes Hawaii fertile ground to grow gig economy

With Labor Day weekend recognizing the invaluable contributions made to our country by the labor movement, a new group of workers has recently swelled in number. Read More
 

Hawaii Opioid Initiative: Remedy for relief

Unlike cases soaring across the U.S., Hawaii’s rate of opioid misuse is low — and an action plan is working to keep it that way. Read More

No roof, no problem: How ratepayers can share in the solar revolution

If things continue to progress at their current pace, more of Hawaii’s electric ratepayers soon will start to feel some warmth from the solar energy revolution, even if they own neither a roof nor a photovoltaic cell. Read More

Colleen Hanabusa explains why she deserves your vote

In a tight contest, the two main Democratic gubernatorial candidates discuss key issues and why they deserve your vote. Read More

David Ige explains why he deserves your vote

In a tight contest, the two main Democratic gubernatorial candidates discuss key issues and why they deserve your vote. Read More

U.S.-China trade war casts wary eye on Hawaii impacts

The first shots in the U.S.-China trade war were fired on July 6. Apparently, these won’t be the last based on the latest move by President Donald Trump. Read More

New vision for Kamehameha Schools

As a group, Native Hawaiians are struggling with academic achievement. Read More

UHPA adjusts fee terms, but sees unity as vital for faculty, community

The Janus v. AFSCME decision fundamentally changes how public labor unions will charge and appeal to their members, bringing huge shifts in union-strong Hawaii. Will memberships survive — and thrive? Read More
 

America withdraws from the world, but we the people persist

The drastic decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive, and a clarion call to the world that the United States is walking away from universal values it spearheaded to shape after nationalism and racism ravaged the globe in World War II. Read More

Tariffs on Canada are a bad deal for Hawaii’s economy

The relationship between Canada and the United Stated is deep, multifaceted and complex. But one thing is true: for the last 150 years, our spirit of partnership has been unparalleled. Read More

Why are isle residents struggling, income-wise?

Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development updates its calculation of the area median income (AMI) for a family in a given location, and in April, Honolulu got a bit of a shock. Read More

‘Complete Streets’ just an excuse for government to spend

Clean and sustainable transportation will come with the bulk electrification and automation of urban vehicles. Technology, ingenuity and ride-sharing are solutions. Complete Streets are not. Read More

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