Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Editorial: Kealohas’ trial tests public trust

There’s much that will become clearer as the case that has roiled Honolulu’s law-and-order scene for several years finally comes to trial. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Isle’s vacation rentals bill holds irreversible consequences

The vacation rental tax legislation, Senate Bill 1292, recently passed in the Hawaii Legislature, now in front of Gov. David Ige for consideration, is a fatally flawed bill that could ultimately cost millions in property tax revenue, hamstring localities’ ability to regulate vacation rentals and ultimately lead to irreversible economic damage by increasing housing costs for average Hawaii residents. Read more


Letter: Defend lives of those who are defenseless

I need to speak up to defend the many precious lives that have been taken. What is appalling is the innocent lives that are taken because women fail to choose abstaining or using adequate birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Read more

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Off the News

Who pays for Kealoha’s attorney?

City Councilman Ron Menor knows that the city pays attorney fees to defend its employees for work they do in pursuit of their duties. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Rundown of bills that passed or failed relating to mental health in Hawaii

May — Mental Health Month — is a good time to take stock of what was accomplished, or not, by the state Legislature in this area. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: James Griffin

Some people can remember when global warming was just a rumor, and clean energy a fad. Read more


Column: ʻAʻohe kani lohe wale ʻia e ka māka

Synopsis: Robocalls are now becoming robotexts, ostensibly so as not to bother the receiver. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Oahu’s runaway train taking with it runaway budget

This year’s 10 million visitors to Hawaii include a group not in search of sun and mai tais, but money. Read more

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