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Editorial: AG mixup in Kalihi school theft case

The drawn-out saga of the now-defunct Halau Lokahi Public Charter School hit a new low recently, when charges against its former co-founder and director were dismissed after the state missed key deadlines to bring the case to trial. Read more

Island Voices

Column: A parade isn’t necessary to honor Kamehameha’s legacy

On June 11, we celebrated the birth of our alii, King Kamehameha. Before that, June 8 was another special day to recognize King Kamehameha and Hawaii’s host kanaka maoli natives at the annual King Kamehameha Day Parade. Read more


Letter: Preserve landscaping at Honolulu airport entrance

To add to the complaints about Honolulu’s airport, someone has to mention the unprofessionalism of the ongoing construction. Read more

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Off the News

No to sanctuary city

These days, becoming a “sanctuary city” is an act of political defiance, a poke in the eye of the Trump administration and its tough immigration policies — a little afield of the usual business of the Honolulu City Council. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Police officers urge action on homeless, addiction, mentally ill crises

Not every homeless person is a drug addict or mentally ill. But the harsh reality is we have significant amounts of addicts and those who need mental health services who are homeless or who are heading there quickly. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Larry Kimura

Larry Kimura was surrounded from birth by first-language speakers of Japanese (his father’s side) and Hawaiian (his mother’s). Read more


Column: Ua mau ka ʻea o ka ʻāina a haumia maila

Microplastics are filling our oceans but they are not doing it without our help. We need to rethink our own convenience and learn to take steps to clean our planet. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Epidemic of homelessness urgently needs medical respite, shelters

Death is the clear sign that Honolulu is in a life-threatening crisis and we have turned no corner, the tragedy has not found a remedy; instead it is increasingly a killer. Read more

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