Opinion

Thursday, August 08, 2019

LETTER: ‘Who Am I to Make Comment?’

“So who am I to make such a comment you ask? First and most importantly, I am a citizen of the United States of America that is exercising her right to Freedom of Speech.”
Tuesday, August 06, 2019

LETTER: ‘Trump’s Embrace of White Supremacy is Poisoning America’s Soul’

“Although at this juncture enacting gun control laws remains critically important, they are not enough to remedy the damage that Trump has done to America.”
Tuesday, August 06, 2019

LETTER: To Mauna Kea Protestors & Hawaiians Seeking Sovereignty

“Kindly return your SS card to the government so they can stop issuing you you’re social security checks, food stamps, welfare checks, hud housing…”
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

LETTER: Kent State & the Aloha State—A Cautionary Tale

May 4, 1970: We should remember this date.
Saturday, July 27, 2019

LETTER: Same Subject, Different Worlds

“I hear protestors speaking of desecrations and a line in the sand while supporters speak of a few rowdy malcontents obstructing the good of all mankind.”
Thursday, July 25, 2019

LETTER: 3rd Party Should Mediate TMT Protest

“A third party should be brought in to help mediate the ongoing dispute between the State of Hawaii/TMT and protesters blocking Mauna Kea Access Road.”
Saturday, July 20, 2019

LETTER: Astrophysics Graduate Students at TMT Partner Institutions Express Concern

We write to express concern about recent events on the Maunakea summit with regards to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
Saturday, July 20, 2019

LETTER: UCLA American Indian Studies Center Supports Kia‘i of Mauna Kea

“We support the efforts of Native Hawaiians in expressing their opposition to the construction of TMT.”
Saturday, July 20, 2019

LETTER: Reflections on the Mauna

“How did we get to a place where hundreds of Hawai‘i police officers dressed in full riot gear are arresting kupuna and carting them off in paddy wagons?”
Friday, July 19, 2019

LETTER: State Sen. Kahele & TMT

“State Senator Kai Kahele’s recent actions haven’t helped the ongoing Thirty Meter Telescope impasse on Mauna Kea.”
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

LETTER: Behind the Veil: Why TMT Is a Human Rights Issue

The debate over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope has drawn fierce divisions across Hawai‘i.
Thursday, July 04, 2019

LETTER: July 4 Is a Triple Holiday for Hawai‘i, Celebrating 1776, 1894, 1960

July 4, 1960, marked the date when the US flag with 50 stars was first officially displayed.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

LETTER: There’s Something About Hawai‘i

Of course, there’s the tacky, touristy, pricey side, but this is an island with many faces. It’s one of the ‘other’ faces that startles me.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

LETTER: ‘Queen’s Health Systems Does Not Value Nurses Equally’

Queen’s management has refused to join the discussion or settle a fair contract that treats the nurses at NHCH as equals to the nurses at other Queen’s facilities.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

LETTER: Glyphosate: ‘We’re Being Poisoned!’

Glyphosate: We’re being poisoned!
Saturday, April 20, 2019

LETTER: North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Faces Challenges

One challenge is obtaining and keeping qualified personnel.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

LETTER: North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Nurses Need Your Support

Why aren’t there laws mandating nurse-to-patient ratios?
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

LETTER: No Aloha at Hapuna

Yesterday at Hapuna, we ran into some young men who don’t know the meaning of “aloha.”
Saturday, February 23, 2019

LETTER: Questions About Whale Deaths

“My interest in them is not for what scientific knowledge can be TAKEN from them, but as living family & good neighbors.”
Thursday, February 07, 2019

LETTER: Support—With Conditions—Bill Relating to OHA Budget

“I hope my testimony reaches you and is reviewed with compassion for Hawaiians everywhere and is also taken under consideration with regard to the suggestions…”
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