Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival celebrated 30 years and Japanese culture

The 30th anniversary Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival put a spotlight on not just the cherry blossoms in Church Row Park but also Japanese tradition and heritage.

Opinion: Small Steps to Mālama Āina Create Large Impact

“Even with mostly free waste disposal, our garbage sometimes doesn’t make it to the transfer station allowing toxins to enter our soil and water.”

OPINION: Telehealth Answer to Autistic Keiki in Hawaiʻi Missing Out on Care

The following is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of Big Island Now or Pacific Media Group. It has not been edited for content. “April just marked Autism Awareness Month, a perfect time to reflect on and assess the needs of those with autism. For individuals and families impacted by the […]

Letter to the Editor: Overcoming Vaccine Entropy

“From the get-go, the national COVID vaccine rollout was a lesson in entropy.”

Letter to the Editor: Tax Hikes Are Poor Solution To Hawaii Budget Crisis

“The Hawai´i Senate recently passed Senate Bill 56 that proposes to raise the income tax on people earning over $200,000 per year from 11% to 16%.”

OP-ED: We Can’t All be Heroes, But We Can All Wear Masks

Wearing a mask might save a life, maybe even yours.

Letter to the Editor: State Should Fully Commit to Highway Widening Project in Kona

“The work could be phased as funds become available.”

Letter to the Editor: Hawai‘i Should Support the Tiny Tax on Sugar

“Research shows it does help reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.”

Letter to the Editor: Beach Bacteria Advisories Based on Flawed Science

“So what is going on? Are we having a rash (pun intended) of sewage spills? It is not likely at all.”

Letter To The Editor: Electoral College Compromise

“Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain unchanged.”

Letter to the Editor: What To Do When Nothing Works

“Regardless of who we blame, the virus is the enemy, and the pandemic is the result.”

Letter to the Editor: DHHL Internet Service

“DHHL has a fiduciary responsibility that all Native Hawaiian homesteaders have uninterrupted voice/data service.”

Letter to the Editor: Hawai‘i County Must Issue Permits for Aquatic Clubs at County Pools

“The athletes of Hawai‘i County deserve better than this from the leaders at the Parks and Rec Departments.”

Letter to the Editor: Funding Family Planning Program Funds Our Future

“As Hawai‘i’s officials look at a budget decimated by this global pandemic, they must make some tough decisions about what’s necessary and what will or will not survive upcoming budget cuts.”

Letter to the Editor: Automatic Voter Registration is Needed

COVID-19 should make all of us ask if we are fulfilling our civic responsibilities and, in particular, if we are ready to exercise our right to vote in this most consequential election year.

Letter to the Editor: Reloading Pre-Pandemic Tourism Not The Answer For Hawai‘i

“A reboot is not a fix. It is no more than an admission that our system is hopelessly snarled, and we are doing the functional equivalent of turning it off and then back on.”

Letter to the Editor: DHHL Should Object to Cable Settlement

“This tri-party agreement provides insufficient bandwidth for future growth on Hawaiian homelands.”

Letter to the Editor: Teacher Pay Cuts

“Recently, the State of Hawai‘i announced to the Department of Education that teachers should be prepared for a 20% pay cut.”

Letter to the Editor: A Change of Plans

“I thought the TMT was a logical and innocent fit. And then I went to the Mauna and saw the dinosaur; it was me.”

Letter to the Editor: Political Primaries

The number of delegates awarded in each state should be determined by the percentage of votes won by each candidate.
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