Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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                                An emergency warning siren is seen in Hawaii.
Editorial: Another non-emergency

Accidents happen … OK. But two emergency-related, islandwide government blunders in 20 months? Read more

Island Voices

George L. Druger, M.D., is a physician employed at The Queen’s Medical Center.
Column: 41 years at Queen’s give perspective on doctor-care changes

I have been practicing internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine at The Queen’s Medical Center for 41 years. Read more


Letter: Gas less costly, more reliable than solar

Contrary to the claims set forth by Blue Planet’s Jeff Mikulina, keeping natural gas as an energy choice for my family isn’t about being unwilling to evolve. Read more

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Off the News

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California standards matter here

Hawaii has a habit of adopting standards first set by California. It’s because what California does matters to other states; its large economy impels many businesses to design and manufacture products and services tailored to the Golden State. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong

Taiwan stands as the only free and democratic ethnic Chinese society in the world. We are hoping that today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong. Read more

Name in the News

                                Jeffrey Herzog, the Army Corps project manager works to help deliver Ala Wai flood mitigation, and more.
Name in the News: Jeffrey Herzog

For Jeffrey Herzog, being a project manager for the Civil Works Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) fits his military training and skill set. Read more


                                Members of Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus sing and dance during the start of ceremonies at Gov. David Ige’s inaugural on Dec. 3, 2018.
Column: I mua nö ka ho‘okae ‘ili o ke alo a hala

Synopsis: John Learned, a professor at the University of Hawaii, is claiming that he is not a racist, despite some very unfounded, derogatory remarks he has made about Hawaiians. His position reflects the privilege of power, but at least we know where he stands. Read more

On Politics

Column: Landmark 2020 election will bring all-mail voting

Let’s take a look at the candidates waiting until February to file for the historic 2020 Hawaii elections. There’s more than the usual interest in local politics. Read more

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