Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Monday, June 17, 2019
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Our View

Editorial: Hawaii is healthy, but can improve

The challenge of being at the top? It’s difficult staying there — and, in all likelihood, there’s nowhere to go but down. Read more

Island Voices

Column: A constitutional convention can check runaway government

Among the disappointments of the recently-ended session of the Hawaii Legislature was the demise of Senate Concurrent Resolution 131, a resolution that calls upon Congress to convene a national convention, in accordance with Article V of the U.S. Constitution, to reform campaign financing. Read more


Letter: Trump has support of authoritarian leaders

The letter by Ben McGowan is based on a fantasy view of Donald Trump (“Thankful for Trump’s strong leadership,” Star-Advertiser, June 11). Read more

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Off the News

Trump, Ige together at last

It’s not that we expect the Democratic governor of this blue state to become buddy-buddy with the GOP president, but it was probably wise to extend the olive branch that Gov. David Ige did Thursday at a White House working lunch. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Unity and access to political system advanced AIDS research and support

I believe the LGBT community grew stronger and wiser during the tragic years of AIDS, and patiently, while we continue to educate ourselves about ourselves, we have also worked to educate the world about the positive contributions and the magic gay people have contributed throughout history. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Larry Kimura

Larry Kimura was surrounded from birth by first-language speakers of Japanese (his father’s side) and Hawaiian (his mother’s). Read more


Column: Ua mau ka ʻea o ka ʻāina a haumia maila

Microplastics are filling our oceans but they are not doing it without our help. We need to rethink our own convenience and learn to take steps to clean our planet. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Hawaii needs and deserves modern, functioning airport in Honolulu hub

Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye airport is crowded, dirty, needlessly confusing and remains this way despite decades of promises to do better. Read more

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