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Our View

Editorial: Set new property tax rate for B&Bs

There are elements of Honolulu’s recent and much-needed effort to crack down on illegal short-term vacation rentals that remain murky. Read more

Island Voices

                                Mailani Neal is a Ph.D. student in physics and astronomy from Kailua-Kona; Michael Lovejoy is an astronomy undergraduate student at University of Hawaii-Manoa; Devin Chu is an astronomy graduate student from Hilo.
Column: Young astronomers reach for the stars

We are young astronomers of different nationalities, cultures and research interests. Read more


GEORGE F. LEE / 2018
Letters: Special fees help pay for necessary training

The same day this editorial was published, “Hard look at special fees” (Star-Advertiser, Our View, Oct. 12), I testified at the Real Estate Commission to support implementing a mandatory online training program for condominium directors, with a test to be completed. Read more

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Off the News

Editorial: Stopping obesity at childhood

Childhood obesity is where the problem starts, and many continue to grow out as they grow up, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Sue Cowing
Column: More trees needed to counter greenhouse gases

Our climate-regulator, the polar ice cap, is breaking up, the Amazon rainforest is burning, and extreme weather events have become the norm — yet national leaders continue to deny, deregulate and debate instead of taking action. Read more

Name in the News

                                <strong>Beverly Santos:</strong>
                                <em>Hawaii Foodbank’s food drive director, applies lessons from home to help those in need.</em>
Name in the News: Beverly Santos, Hawaii Foodbank’s food drive director

Beverly Santos was living in San Francisco, working as a paralegal and thinking about law school, when she had a change of heart. Read more


Column: Ola ka maʻi luʻuluʻu i ke kūkaelio

Synopsis: Magic mushrooms offer healing properties to people suffering from depression. We should be working to escape a 1960s mentality that continues to view psilocybin as a Schedule 1 drug. Read more

On Politics

                                Rep. Cynthia Thielen, a big champion of hemp cultivation, is in her office at the state Capitol.
Column: If Hawaii Republicans want to succeed, they should follow example of Cynthia Thielen

If local Republicans can learn to embrace issues like Thielen does, their chances of political success would soar. I’m betting that’s not a flight many in the Hawaii GOP are likely to take. Read more

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