Editorial & Commentary - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Our View

Editorial: Schools should curb suspensions

The longer the out-of-school suspension, the more likely it is that a student will miss out on learning opportunities and lose a feeling of connectedness to the classroom-based community. Read more

Island Voices

Column: The anatomy of homelessness on Oahu

In summer 2002, as the special assistant for housing under Gov. Benjamin Cayetano, I attended a conference sponsored by President George W. Bush; its topic was “Ending Homelessness in 10 years through an initiative entitled ‘Housing First’.” Read more


Letter: Reading to kids daily can help them in school

The article on Hawaii’s poor ranking in a national study on children’s well-being highlights the inverse relationship between economic well-being and preparedness for education (“Isles stagnate in well-being for children, report finds,” Star-Advertiser, June 17). Read more

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Off the News

First the heat, then the tides

Since mid-May, Honolulu has set more than a dozen record high temperatures, with Monday marking the sixth-consecutive day of breaking or tying daily record highs that date back to 1890. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Unity and access to political system advanced AIDS research and support

I believe the LGBT community grew stronger and wiser during the tragic years of AIDS, and patiently, while we continue to educate ourselves about ourselves, we have also worked to educate the world about the positive contributions and the magic gay people have contributed throughout history. 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: Hawaii needs and deserves modern, functioning airport in Honolulu hub

Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye airport is crowded, dirty, needlessly confusing and remains this way despite decades of promises to do better. Read more

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