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Editorial: Hopes high in Waiawa for housing, energy

In the year 2030, if the decade unfolds according to projections, more than half of the state’s electricity sales will be from clean-energy sources, up from this year’s goal of 30%; and Honolulu’s long-delayed and overbudget 20-mile rail line will be in its fifth year of full operation. Read more

                                This homeless person gets drenched by the heavy rain as seen in Kaimuki on Waianae Avenue.
Editorial: Some progress on homelessness

When Gov. David Ige first declared a state of emergency over the homeless crisis, in October 2015, Hawaii had the largest rate per capita of any state in the nation — with 7,260 homeless people in the islands, according to the annual Point in Time count, which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read more

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Editorial: More restrictions on youth vaping

Hawaii lawmakers must put a priority on curbing the marketing of vaping products to youth, now that the Trump administration, which has wavered for months in its resolve to do the same on the federal level, has finally come down in favor of an ineffectual partial ban. Read more

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