Opinion

Monday, February 22, 2021

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

Wearing a mask might save a life, maybe even yours.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

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

“The work could be phased as funds become available.”
Thursday, February 11, 2021

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.”
Monday, December 07, 2020

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.”
Thursday, December 03, 2020

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.”
Friday, October 09, 2020

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.”
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Letter to the Editor: DHHL Internet Service

“DHHL has a fiduciary responsibility that all Native Hawaiian homesteaders have uninterrupted voice/data service.”
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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.”
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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.”
Saturday, June 06, 2020

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.
Sunday, May 24, 2020

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.”
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Letter to the Editor: DHHL Should Object to Cable Settlement

“This tri-party agreement provides insufficient bandwidth for future growth on Hawaiian homelands.”
Monday, April 27, 2020

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.”
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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.”
Sunday, March 01, 2020

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.
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Opinion: Māmalahoa Highway Widening Project Needs Addition

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Opinion: Response to Ige’s State of the State Address

“After viewing your State of the State Address regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy, I have just a few comments to share with you in response.”
Sunday, December 29, 2019

LETTER: County Money and Maunakea

“Why was County Highway Division manpower used to level out the area used for the kūpuna protest tent at Maunakea Acess Road?”
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Hawai‘i County Pesticide Ban

“The increased payroll costs, which will be paid by county taxpayers, tell only part of the story.”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

LETTER: TMT and the Court Systems

“The opponents to the proposed (TMT) on Maunakea had an opportunity to petition the US Supreme Court to review last year’s Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling.”
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