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                                Homeless person sleeping on the sidewalk on Nuuanu Ave.
‘Kauhale’ housing clusters hold promise

A promising state-driven initiative for the homeless took some guidance from a successful program called “Community First!” that started in Austin, Texas. Read more

Island Voices

Dr. Julie Dinnage, D.V.M., is interim chief operations officer of the Hawaiian Humane Society; she is co-founder of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
Column: Shorter stay for isle strays better for animals

I am privileged to have been hired by the Hawaiian Humane Society’s board of directors as part of a team of animal welfare professionals here to assist the organization through a time of transition. Read more


                                Hundreds of people gathered at Kalaeloa to protest the delivery of wind turbines components for the Na Pua Makani wind farm in Kahuku early Friday morning which initially resulted with 22 voluntary arrests, plus one involuntary, made by the Honolulu police.
Letters: HPD does dirty work; Archbishop will help immigrants’; Navy fuel tanks

HPD does dirty work for unwanted wind farm; Archbishop Gomez will help immigrants’ cause; Brazen crimes reflect loss of public safety. Read more

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Off the News

                                Exterior views of the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center.
The ups and downs of ACA coverage

Talk about your good-news-bad-news splits. 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


                                President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, Nov. 2.
Column: Kaua kūloko ma ʻAmelika: Ua huli kua nā ʻale o ke kai

Synopsis: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is revealing irreconcilable differences between America’s Democrats and Republicans as Hawaiian nationals are beset by the turmoil of choppy seas. Read more

On Politics

                                Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference, Oct. 29, in New York.
Richard Borreca: Tulsi Gabbard’s bid for U.S. presidency devolves into a bid for attention from Hillary Clinton

If there is a prediction to be made about 2020 and Gabbard, it is that the 38-year-old Hawaii Democrat will not be president and any claims of political accomplishment will be unfulfilled. Read more

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