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Column: Teach children financial literacy, K-12

The current catastrophe should cause all of us to think about teaching the children in our ohana the what, how, why and where of being financially literate. Read More

Column: A leap forward for renewable energy

Recent solar projects across the state are showing us that our resilient clean energy future is arriving faster and at lower cost than anyone expected. Read More

Column: Win or lose, Hawaii keeps fighting for rights

As Hawaii marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s remember that it’s more than just a day off. Let’s think about how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go in realizing his dream. Read More

Column: City lacks justification for taking Portlock lane for public use

The Fifth Amendment of U.S. Constitution protects the rights of property owners by restricting the power of the government to exercise eminent domain. Read More

Column: Homeless may force center to close

Newton explained it best: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Read More

Column: Legacy Land Conservation Program protects priceless lands

The Legacy Land Conservation Program (“LLCP”), the subject of a recent state audit, has empowered local communities across the state to care for cultural sites, grow food, protect drinking water, and save iconic landscapes, beaches and shorelines for future generations. Read More

Column: Expanding access to civil justice

When access is denied, the foundational principle of our nation that all individuals are equal before the law is undermined. Thus, we all have a stake in ensuring access to justice for everyone. Read More

Column: Storing cars a waste of urban space

Now is the time invest in sustainable, forward-looking development, increase access to sustainable transportation, and leave “good parking” in the rear-view mirror. Read More

Column: Put cultural center on Maunakea

Although astronomy has recently been the focus on Maunakea, it’s time now to bring our Hawaiian culture and traditions, and our reverence for the mountain, to the forefront. Read More

Column: For your health and the planet’s, consider a plant-based diet

As we celebrated the end of 2018, many of us made resolutions toward becoming a more productive, prosperous, healthier and happier person in the new year. Read More

Column: How to choose Kamehameha trustees

I believe it’s time for Native Hawaiians and all Kamehameha stakeholders to say in a very public way that we are capable and qualified to speak and make the decisions that affect us, which includes the selection of Kamehameha trustees. Read More

Column: Cost is daunting, but college is worth it

Although the upfront costs of college are daunting, if we apply ourselves and study a major that has the potential for a top starting salary, then all students can have some assurance that the investment is worth it. Read More

Column: Workers need $17 minimum wage

Every day we watch as our country slides further and further away from the values we hold so dear, i.e., love, hope, charity and equal opportunity for all. Read More

Column: New year hope: Fewer victims of sex assault, harassment

With 2019 here, it’s time to reflect on the past year and work to improve this year. We’d like to see the state of Hawaii resolve that paradise is no place for sexual harassment or assault. Read More

Column: Pretrial reforms would boost justice

Innocent until proven guilty. It’s one of the cornerstones of the American criminal justice system. And to some, it can be a source of frustration and anger. Read More

Column: Let’s be smarter and leverage learning

It has long been known that education — the capacity to reason, think critically and communicate — is necessary for democracy to function effectively. Read More

Column: State House GOP agrees with many against ‘gut and replace’

The House Republican Caucus strongly believes in a healthy democracy which relies on open debate and public involvement. Read More

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