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Editorial: Fight TMT threats with cooperation

Well-intentioned people on either side of the Thirty Meter Telescope debate — naturally, one hopes that this would be most people — surely agree on at least one minimal objective: Do no harm. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Use of fossil gas undermines Hawaii’s clean-energy goals

As hurricanes and record high temperatures remind us of the consequences of climate change, Hawaii Gas is advocating to keep Hawaii addicted to fossil fuel for decades into the future. Read more


Letter: Shortage of doctors could be disastrous

Health care in Hawaii is in crisis (“Supply of doctors continues to fall behind Hawaii’s growing demand,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 10). Read more

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Off the News

A new trial for Kealoha kin?

A state judge has raised the possibility of a new civil trial in the dispute between Katherine Kealoha and her 100-year-old grandmother and uncle. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong

Taiwan stands as the only free and democratic ethnic Chinese society in the world. We are hoping that today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Gary Simon, AARP Hawaii’s volunteer state president

Shortly before retiring from St. Francis Healthcare System last month — closing out three decades of employment, mostly with St. Francis Hospice — Gary Simon signed up for a new gig that also focuses, in large part, on aging and family caregiving issues. Read more


Column: He mihi maoli anei a i ʻole he mihi na ka lehelehe?

What is the value of an apology if it is disingenuous, or if the apologist has no other choice but to do so? Does it wipe the slate clean? Read more

On Politics

Column: Landmark 2020 election will bring all-mail voting

Let’s take a look at the candidates waiting until February to file for the historic 2020 Hawaii elections. There’s more than the usual interest in local politics. Read more

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