Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Our View

Editorial: Halt erosion of abortion rights

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has a conservative majority that appears inclined to consider an overhaul or even reversal of Roe v. Wade, efforts to ratchet back women’s reproductive rights are moving forward on judicial as well as legislative and administrative tracks. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Isle’s vacation rentals bill holds irreversible consequences

The vacation rental tax legislation, Senate Bill 1292, recently passed in the Hawaii Legislature, now in front of Gov. David Ige for consideration, is a fatally flawed bill that could ultimately cost millions in property tax revenue, hamstring localities’ ability to regulate vacation rentals and ultimately lead to irreversible economic damage by increasing housing costs for average Hawaii residents. Read more

Letters

Letter: Justice system failed victims of beatings

The (cowardly) local male who beat the innocent Japanese visitor and choked his wife unconscious in a Kakaako public restroom gets away with probation? Are you kidding me? Read more

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Off the News

A worrying hurricane forecast

The National Weather Service says this year’s hurricane-season threat consists of five to eight possible storms from June through November — a bump up from the norm of four to five named storms in the Central Pacific. 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: Pedro Haro

A few years back, Pedro Haro was given a diagnosis of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to an earlier personal trauma. Read more

Kauakukalahale

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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