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Column: Maunakea vital to science of astronomy

As the former director of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, and the current director of science of the European Space Agency, I would like to give an outside/inside view on the conflict about the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii. Read more

Column: Homeless Healthcare Hui can change lives for better

“Everything is a possibility today,” said recent Chaminade University graduate John Aiwohi III when he finished his fourth year of nursing school. While that statement may seem common for a recent graduate, it has a much deeper meaning for Aiwohi, who struggled with addiction and homelessness for most of his life. Read more

Column: Council bill freezes out non-union labor

The City Council is quickly advancing legislation, Bill 37, that would allow government agencies within the City and County of Honolulu to deny the majority of Hawaii’s construction workers the opportunity to work on taxpayer-funded projects through something ironically called a community workforce agreement (CWA). Read more

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