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Column: Collaborative solution for Hawaii tourism

Tourism has been an increasingly hot issue in Hawaii, and understandably so. Tourism dominates the economy and by its nature impacts communities and public spaces, creating a classic “love/hate” relationship. Read more

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Editorial: Maui postfire gaps need urgent action

The housing situation in Maui is dire. A new report commissioned by the Hawai‘i Land Trust (HILT) documents the distressing detail, with only 25% Maui’s housing units lived in by owners, and speculation-driven home prices rising through the roof. Read more

Off the news: DNA company offers to ID human remains

Mysteries attached to five sets of unidentified human remains found on Oahu over the past 24 years could be at least partially solved — by identifying the individuals who died — with DNA analysis that’s been offered as a gift to Honolulu’s Department of the Medical Examiner. Read more

Column: Act now to safeguard isle food supply

It is no surprise that Hawaii’s food prices are high — some of the highest in the nation. Studies give many reasons, including the cost of importing food, food spoilage during transport, grocery stores in high-rent districts and Hawaii’s high energy costs. Read more

Column: UH must cut ties with U.S. Navy, Israel

RIMPAC, the maritime war exercise that brings 29 nations to Hawaii, comes just two weeks after FestPAC (Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture), the cultural celebration of 27 Pacific nations. Read more

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