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                                Signs posted near the shoreline by the Marine Corps warn people not to enter the Puuloa Range Training Facility in Ewa Beach.
Editorial: Seek alternatives to Marine Corps’ sea wall

The Marines need to pause, not rush into this barrier project as soon as funding becomes available. Read more

Island Voices

                                There have been many recent protests, and arrests, over AES Na Pua Makani’s wind farm project. Shown last month, above, were smaller turbines from another, existing wind project in Kahuku, seen in the distance over banana trees.
Column: Health effects of Kahuku turbines inconclusive; caution needed

Are windmills that are located within a half-mile of residents harmful to human health? Read more


                                People gathered in Kalaeloa to oppose the delivery of wind turbine components for the Na Pua Makani project in Kahuku on Sunday.
Letters: Police did excellent job during Kahuku protests; Compromise needed with Marine sea wall; Dogs not allowed at Ala Moana park

When the police have finished the job at Kahuku, I hope they are sent to clear the road at Mauna Kea; The proposed sea wall is being funded for both climate change affecting the berm walls and public safety downrange onto the open ocean; I am a dog owner myself, but rules are rules. Read more

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Off the News

                                An artist’s rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope against a backdrop of other telescopes atop Mauna Kea.
Off the News: Possible challenge to TMT in Palma; Be alert for airline CHAOS

La Palma, part of Spain’s Canary Islands, is not as high as the mauna, and not even free from potential protest; Deadlocked in contract negotiations that began in January 2017, the union representing Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants announced this week that members have voted to authorize a strike. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Kevin Martin served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry scout, including 11 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where his vehicle was struck by roadside bombs, twice, five days apart in August 2011; he suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained.
Column: Purple Heart veteran with PTSD urges funding for psychedelic drug research

Voting against psychedelic drug therapy research is a vote against the well-being of veterans and everyone else who is suffering from mental health problems. Read more

Name in the News

                                The named plaintiff in Leona Kalima v. State of Hawaii hopes to win damages for beneficiaries.
Q&A with Leona Kalima, named defendant in DHHL lawsuit

The named plaintiff in Kalima v. State of Hawaii hopes to win damages for beneficiaries. Read more


                                President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, Nov. 2.
Column: Kaua kūloko ma ʻAmelika: Ua huli kua nā ʻale o ke kai

Synopsis: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is revealing irreconcilable differences between America’s Democrats and Republicans as Hawaiian nationals are beset by the turmoil of choppy seas. Read more

On Politics

                                Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference, Oct. 29, in New York.
Richard Borreca: Tulsi Gabbard’s bid for U.S. presidency devolves into a bid for attention from Hillary Clinton

If there is a prediction to be made about 2020 and Gabbard, it is that the 38-year-old Hawaii Democrat will not be president and any claims of political accomplishment will be unfulfilled. Read more

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