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Editorial: Shine light on sex harassment

The #MeToo movement erupted nationwide about two years ago, after a New York Times exposé on allegations against big-screen film producer Harvey Weinstein prompted a surge in public conversations about sexual misconduct in workplace environments as well as related issues tied to gender and power. Read more

Island Voices

Julian K. Ako is a retired principal of Kamehameha High School Kapalama.
Column: Give stakeholders say in selection of Kamehameha trustees

Twenty-two years ago, more than 1,000 stakeholders peacefully marched to protest abuses at the highest level of leadership of Kamehameha Schools. Read more


                                A group of boat owners gathered at Ala Wai Boat Harbor to protest the sudden slip increase by the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation. Owners, many on fixed incomes, complain that no notice was given about the increase and that the harbor remains decrepit amongst other issues. Pictured is an overall of the harbor.
Letters: Increase in slip fees; Entertaining impeachment process; Develop comprehensive climate change plan

Increase in slip fees will drive away boaters; Impeachment process has entertainment value; and more needs to be considered to begin a process of suing for damages due to climate change. Read more

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Off the News

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Fewer of us have ‘got milk’

If the bankruptcy filing of Meadow Gold’s owner, Dean Foods, signals anything, it’s that Hawaii, like states nationwide, are drinking less of the stuff. 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

                                Rona Fukumoto. Lanakila Pacific’s CEO helps seniors and those with disabilities build independent lives.
Name in the News: Rona Fukumoto

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Lanakila Pacific first took shape as a “sheltered workshop,” established to help people recover from tuberculosis at a time when the yearly count of reported cases in the islands was upwards of 700. Read more


Column: He manaʻo anei ko ka inoa o ka mea lapaʻau hou?

Synopsis: A look at the mysterious naming practices surrounding new drugs being ubiquitously advertised on TV. Is there a relationship to meaning? Read more

On Politics

                                More than 30 oil drilling rigs are idle in a Helmerich & Payne, Inc. yard in Odessa, Texas, along Highway 80, as rig counts drop in the Permian Basin. The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes.
Richard Borreca: Big questions being raised about Big Oil

The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes. Read more

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