Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Friday, February 15, 2019
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Editorial: Consider ending REIT tax setup

The framework for a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), when established by Congress in 1960, provided Americans — particularly the little guy — with opportunity to invest in and draw benefits from large-scale, income-producing real estate without owning the property itself. Read More

Island Voices

Column: To preserve Hawaii’s sense of place, stop rail at Middle Street

After much soul-searching, I have concluded it’s time for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) to stop and embrace the words of George Kanahele, who once captured the essence of our beloved islands in the phrase, “Hawaiian sense of place.” Read More


Letter: Precedent for AG’s actions on Kaneshiro

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro is entitled to due process before anyone concludes he did anything wrong (“Hawaii attorney general petitions for Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro’s suspension,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 13). Read More

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Off the News

Pick up milk and the car registration

The city’s new supermarket-based kiosks for motor vehicle registration promise some major improvements. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Trump-Kim summit: U.S. needs to hit firmly on nuclear arms and sanctions

The second summit, slated for later this month in Vietnam, is a moment for the two countries to really talk about a pathway toward partnership. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Dr. Daniel Cheng

As a group, homeless individuals are disproportionally heavy users of hospital services. Read More


Column: Mahalua ka mahaʻoi mai uka a kai

Synopsis: First the telescopes, then the whales, and now the wēkiu bug. In each case, traditional Hawaiian values are subjugated to unyielding Western control. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Counties get taste of GET and want bigger portion of tax

It will be up to the counties to figure out another way besides just asking for new, never-envisioned taxing powers — because this Legislature is not giving up its power. Read More

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