Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Editorial: Involve public in air tour updates

Currently, the rules governing helicopter and fixed-wing air tours over the airspace of the islands are largely limited to those in the Hawaii Air Tour Common Procedures Manual, a Federal Aviation Administration document that was issued in 2008. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Stop U.S. funding for human rights abuses in Philippines

Hawaii and the Philippines share a long history. The expansion of the U.S. beyond the North American continent began with the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Read more


Letter: Professional drivers should operate rail cars

A driver with TheBus has a challenging, essential job. He or she is the captain of the ship. What they say, goes. Obviously, rules must be enforced. Crowd management techniques, coupled with a professional deportment, are the keys to a safe and pleasant journey for the driver’s clientele. Read more

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Off the News

A tuition break for UH students

In a move that’s sure to get applause from many graduating high school seniors and University of Hawaii students, the UH Board of Regents has approved a plan to freeze undergraduate tuition at 2019-20 rates for three years at all 10 campuses, and trim rates for UH-Manoa graduate students — by 2% for residents and 10% for nonresidents — effective 2020. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Rundown of bills that passed or failed relating to mental health in Hawaii

May — Mental Health Month — is a good time to take stock of what was accomplished, or not, by the state Legislature in this area. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: James Griffin

Some people can remember when global warming was just a rumor, and clean energy a fad. Read more


Column: ʻAʻohe kani lohe wale ʻia e ka māka

Synopsis: Robocalls are now becoming robotexts, ostensibly so as not to bother the receiver. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Oahu’s runaway train taking with it runaway budget

This year’s 10 million visitors to Hawaii include a group not in search of sun and mai tais, but money. Read more

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