Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Monday, February 18, 2019
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Editorial: Stop foot-dragging on water leases

Native Hawaiian groups and environmentalists are justified in their anger about House Bill 1326, which prolongs for up to seven years compliance with hard-fought requirements pertaining to distribution and protection of the state’s water resources. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Prepare for retirement with Hawaii Saves

We cannot accept the status quo any longer. There is a cost to workers, society, families and taxpayers of ignoring this impending crisis when thousands are in danger of retiring broke or are forced to work because they cannot afford to retire. Read More


Letter: Felix right to urge changes to rail plan

Heartfelt kudos to one of Hawaii’s most revered senior statesmen, John Henry Felix, on his commentary on stopping the rail at Middle Street (“To preserve Hawaii’s sense of place, stop rail at Middle Street,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Feb. 14). Read More

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Off the News

Lincoln notwithstanding, it’s Presidents Day

There may be many remaining of a certain age who remember when the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was feted on his own birthday holiday — Feb. 12. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Don’t put money from pot ahead of protecting safety and health

The Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui police departments strongly urge lawmakers to put the public’s safety and health ahead of money and to not legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Dr. Daniel Cheng

As a group, homeless individuals are disproportionally heavy users of hospital services. Read More


Column: E akaaka anei i ke kahako a me ka okina?

Synopsis: A bill was just passed by the Legislature requiring the use of macrons and glottal stops in all government papers, signs and seals. Although it appears to be benign, there is opposition. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Contrary to buzz, legislators still have hefty concerns about recreational marijuana

Hawaii, in 2000, became the first state to legislatively approve having and using marijuana for medical purposes. Read More

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