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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: Thirty Meter Telescope

“This telescope project has caused a firestorm of anger from the Hawaiian community that I’ve never seen in my entire 43 years living in Hawaii.”

LETTER: Hawai‘i Government Does not Exist, has no Authority

“Queen Lili‘uokalani sought to promulgate a new constitution reinstating the rights of the Mō‘ī and the kānaka … stripped by the 1887 Bayonet Constitution.”

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.”

LETTER: Water Pollution Offshore Honoliʻi Beach

I am writing to inform you of an action that is required on behalf of the community to safeguard our ocean and our general safety and health.

LETTER: Locals Demand Entrance Fee to Green Sands

In a menacing manner, some local Hawaiians near South Point said we were required to pay a $20 fee for entrance to Green Sands.

No Tsunami Threat From 4.1M Quake

The earthquake that occurred at approximately 10:39 a.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawai‘i.

LETTER: Condolences Upon Death of Rooster Bill

My heart broke when I heard that Rooster Bill had died.

LETTER: In Response to Stories About Sexual Harassment

This letter is in response to the articles covering the sexual harassment allegations made against men in the media and government throughout the United States.

LETTER: Santa Cause Campaign Redirects Funds to Needy

The Santa Cause is a campaign that is hoping to redefine the image of Santa Claus into a more efficient tool to help the sick and needy.

No Tsunami Threat From 6.6M New Guinea Quake

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has occurred in Papaua, New Guinea, at 11:27 a.m HST on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

LETTER: Hawai‘i Not Prepared for Disaster

“The Mayor, City Council and State of Hawaii wasting billions while not preparing for the next big coming ocean disaster.”

LETTER: National Park Service Will Pose Challenge to Completing Frontage Road

The Kona Community Development Plan has a frontage road going from Honokohau Harbor to Kona International Airport alongside Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

LETTER: Too Many Accidents on Painted Church Road

Yet AGAIN… another accident on Painted Church Road in Captain Cook (8/5/17)!
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