Sterling Higa

Sterling Higa is a teacher and writer from Honolulu. Find his work at sterlinghiga.com.

Sterling’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Civil Beat.

Sterling Higa: The Promise And Peril Of Remote Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Sterling Higa: The Promise And Peril Of Remote Work

With the pandemic seemingly receding, what is the future of work in Hawaii?

Sterling Higa: When And Where Neighborhood Boards Meet Does Matter Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: When And Where Neighborhood Boards Meet Does Matter

Meeting time, location and platform make a difference in terms of civic engagement.

Sterling Higa: Could Cat Lovers Save The Middle Class? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Sterling Higa: Could Cat Lovers Save The Middle Class?

Most Hawaii residents don’t have time to engage in legislative debates, so special interests get their way — with a few exceptions.

Sterling Higa: The Right Size Of A State Reserve Hinges On How Hard It’s Likely To ‘Rain’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Sterling Higa: The Right Size Of A State Reserve Hinges On How Hard It’s Likely To ‘Rain’

Families still need help from the state to recover from the pandemic, but what happens in the next “black swan” event?

Sterling Higa: How To Fix The Unfairness Of Workers’ Long Commutes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Sterling Higa: How To Fix The Unfairness Of Workers’ Long Commutes

The pandemic exposed a divide between those who can work remotely and those who can’t. Several ideas could help bridge that divide.

Sterling Higa: When The Joys Of Our Sugar-Loving Culture Go Too Far Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Sterling Higa: When The Joys Of Our Sugar-Loving Culture Go Too Far

Many Hawaii residents are at risk or have diabetes, and the purveyors of confections aren’t helping.

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge Getty Images/iStockphoto

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge

Hawaii was an early adopter of meth. Now a wave of fentanyl is coming.

Sterling Higa: Leaving Behind The 9th Island And All It Stands For Flickr: Nick Amoscato

Sterling Higa: Leaving Behind The 9th Island And All It Stands For

The local penchant for gambling in Las Vegas is part of a spectrum of distractions that keep us from focusing on making a world worth living in.