Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Our View

Editorial: Governor offers ambitious agenda

The state of the state is, according to its chief executive, at a decision point on state finance and on key educational and housing policy matters. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Generation Z voters want AVR

I’m registered to vote because I got lucky. My school did all the heavy lifting for me, handing out forms during an assembly, collecting said forms, and delivering them to the city clerk’s office. Read More


Letter: Prohibit vaping that attracts kids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Surgeon General recently recognized that we are in the midst of a youth vaping epidemic — a fact we know well in Hawaii as youth vaping rates are now higher than the national average. Read More

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Off the News

It’s Kaholo, not Kahlua, obviously

To our ears in Hawaii, Kaholo sounds nothing at all like Kahlua. But to the owners of the coffee liqueur, Absolut Co. Aktiebolag of Sweden, they both start with “Kah,” have an L, end in a vowel and contain three syllables. Presto! Instant trademark dispute. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Win or lose, Hawaii keeps fighting for rights

As Hawaii marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s remember that it’s more than just a day off. Let’s think about how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go in realizing his dream. 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: Hoʻokahuli aupuni: Piha nā makahiki he 116

Synopsis: 126 years have passed since the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. As we remember this, we are reminded that the right to utilize our language has been effectively overthrown as well. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: For presidential wannabe Tulsi Gabbard, early homophobia is just start of topics to question

Instead of recounting her campaign theme of world peace, she is being forced to answer for her past campaigns against gays and praise for a list of right-wing dictators. Read More

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