John Pritchett


The Hawaii Community Development Authority on Wednesday approved a new project in Kakaako that has neighbors protesting. The 46-story tower at 801 South St. would rise to 400 feet, taller than buildings currently allowed in most of the city. But Kakaako, which is a special planning area under state jurisdiction, has its own rules and the state agency is also considering a building that could soar to 700 feet high. Political cartoonist John Pritchett is wondering how that makes sense.

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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