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Health Beat: Licensing Doctors Nationally Makes A Lot Of Sense

State-by-state certification thwarts telemedicine and exacerbates physician shortages in Hawaii and other remote areas.

Why We March

We want communities where women can thrive, raise our children without fear, claim our bodies as our own and feel safe in our own skin.

Ian Lind: HPD Needs To Stop Shooting At Cars

What should police officers do when threatened by a moving car? New national policy says: Don’t shoot, move!

 

Neal Milner: Politics Works When We Embrace Right Kind Of Ignorance

Like cholesterol, there are good and bad forms of ignorance. Know-it-all politicians have the bad kind, but we still vote for them all the time.

Alternate Realities: The State Of Solar Power In Hawaii

As our political leaders promise a conversion to renewable energy, the state of solar power is in deep decline.

Denby Fawcett: Waimanalo Seeks Relief From Tour Bus Invasions

Police say a technicality prevents them from citing those who use the beaches commercially. The City Council may change that.

HPD Chief’s Secret Payoff: It’s The Principle That Should Count

Retire, fire or keep Chief Louis Kealoha on leave. But don’t reward him for what could turn out to be very serious criminal wrongdoing.

Reader Rep: Damage Done By Internet Trolls Can Still Be Repaired

Eventually, out of the muck will emerge new standards of what is legitimate news and what is mere mean-spirited propaganda.

Inaugurating Resistance: A Call to Action

Many of us were simply despondent after the election, but we’re mobilizing now.

When You Think About Civil Rights, Think About Health Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” said Martin Luther King Jr. in 1966.

Tad Bartimus: Woman Who Started March On DC Is A Real Trailblazer

The tenacity that pulled her through breast cancer and near-blindness led a Maui woman to issue a call to action heard around the world.

Address Teacher Shortage By Developing Educational Assistants

Instead of putting so much effort into recruiting more teachers from the mainland, the DOE should look at people it already has on staff.

Tad Bartimus: How A Maui Woman Launched A Global Movement

They call her “The Firestarter.” From a keyboard in Hana, Teresa Shook ignited the upcoming Women’s March On Washington.

Ian Lind: Police May Be Blocked From Aerial Surveillance In Hawaii

The Hawaii Supreme Court is considering whether privacy expectations preclude the police from gathering evidence of a crime by flying over your house.

Denby Fawcett: What Women Fear Losing In A Trump Presidency

As the alarm grows, marches are planned in more than 200 American cities on the day after the inauguration.

48 States Have An Airport Authority — Why Not Hawaii?

Everyday operations are hampered by our archaic management of 15 airports that are the lifeblood of the tourism industry.

It Actually Happened — Now What?

This high school student is left to ponder what the Trump presidency will mean and look for signs of a more hopeful future.

Reader Rep: Don’t Let Public’s Business Be Done Behind Our Backs

What we value here is  an idea, at the core of our democracy, that we should know what’s happening in our government and have every right to ask about it.