Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Friday, January 18, 2019
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Our View

Editorial: More oversight for rail project

The Legislature wanted greater oversight of the Honolulu rail project, and part of that impulse led to the assignment of the state auditor to do a series of reviews. Read More

Island Voices

Column: City lacks justification for taking Portlock lane for public use

The Fifth Amendment of U.S. Constitution protects the rights of property owners by restricting the power of the government to exercise eminent domain. Read More


Letter: Headlines filled with city’s misdeeds

In reading Tuesday’s headlines (“City’s top civil attorney included in feds’ inquiry,” “Rail delays to cost $160M more,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 15), it looks like Honolulu is vying with Chicago to be one of the most corrupt, if not the most corrupt, and unmanageable cities in the United States. Read More

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Off the News

Don’t trash the trash-collecting machine

Tugboats towed System 001 — a 2,000-foot-long, U-shaped trash-collecting barrier — into Hilo Harbor on Thursday so that Ocean Cleanup, its nonprofit operator, can take stock of needed repairs. Read More


Shifting gears: Fewer teens seeking driving permits

Once upon a time, teenagers burned with impatience before finally coming of age — 15-1/2 years old in Hawaii — for getting their learner’s permit and getting behind the wheel. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Dr. Chuck Miller

Hawaii’s “Our Care, Our Choice Act,” which took effect this month, allows terminally ill adult residents facing a prognosis of six or fewer months to live, to obtain a lethal medication prescription. Read More


Column: Hakakā kūloko no ka hoʻomana o Loko

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, half of Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation, are at odds over the nature of questioning in the vetting of a judge selected for U.S. Circuit Court. Claims of religious bigotry are raised. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: As with Ed Case, Democratic Party’s political trust of Tulsi Gabbard won’t come easy

For Gabbard, much like Case, political trust is not assumed; it is still something measured daily. Read More

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