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Editorial: Shoreline erosion plan long overdue

Climate change is unquestionably reshaping island life — from comparatively pronounced seasonal changes and increasingly powerful storms, to existential threats including wildfires and sea level rise. Read more

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Letter: Energy loss a lesson in man-made climate woes

A Weather Channel reporter was interviewing a native Houstonian 48 hours after Hurricane Beryl passed through, cutting power for more than 1.8 million users in the part of the U.S. known as the “Energy Capital of the World.” Read more

Editorial: Act on necessary fire disaster laws

The Aug. 8 wildfire tragedy that befell Lahaina, Maui and the entire state is so immense that recovery will be years, even decades, in the making. But from the ashes, lessons must be learned now, in the interest of preventing anything of that magnitude from happening again. Read more

Letter: Shocking demand from three former governors

I want to thank Gov. Josh Green for not caving in to the terrifyingly shocking and spineless demands of former Govs. John Waihee, Ben Cayetano and Neil Abercrombie. They called on President Biden to abandon his bid for the presidency due to a bad debate night. Read more

Column: Stay true to U.S. ideals amid presidential politics

We must remember Friedrich Nietzsche’s observation: “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.” Our steadfast adherence to unexamined beliefs and partisan loyalties blinds us to the nuanced truths and compromises necessary for effective governance. Read more

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