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Column: Major investment needed for housing

For many Hawaii households, a decent, affordable place to live is out of reach. Read More

Column: Support merit-based immigration system

Through meritocratic immigration policies, America can continue to grow on its great history by accepting the best and the brightest. Read More

Column: Isles’ drone regulation should be consistent, back innovation

Hawaii has long been at the forefront of aviation innovation. Today, a new kind of aviation technology is helping to save lives and natural resources in Hawaii: Drones. Read More

Column: Equal pay law should be improved

The AAUW, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a Hawaii state organization and six local branches, is committed to promoting women’s equality in education, work and leadership. Read More

Column: For equality, remove gender markers from driver’s licenses

Sex markers on driver’s licenses increase the likelihood of harm toward transgender and gender nonconforming members of our community. Read More
 

Column: Young drivers, particularly, need to heed drug-impaired warning

It is time to come together to prepare our keiki to be safe as they become independent. It is time to make our roads safer for all of Hawaii’s residents. It is time to save lives. Read More

Column: Hawaii Democrats should raise minimum wage significantly

Hawaii has a functioning two-party political system — it just isn’t the same as the two-party system that exists in other states. Read More
 

Column: Administrative costs of ‘value-based’ health care too high

The 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy conference on Jan. 15 provided an update on Hawaii’s efforts to transform health care. Read More

Column: Generation Z voters want AVR

I’m registered to vote because I got lucky. My school did all the heavy lifting for me, handing out forms during an assembly, collecting said forms, and delivering them to the city clerk’s office. Read More

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

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