Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.
Today, no one questions the wisdom of the effort to end the use of the island as a bombing range. In the future, we’ll feel the same about the TMT protesters.
It’s not humane to make the mentally ill and drug addicts suffer on the streets, and it’s not fair to allow their presence to endanger the rest of us.
The state’s removal of two structures on the mountain ignored traditional and customary rights laws.
The traditional making of Hawaiian salt used to occur across the islands. Now the last bastion in Hanapepe is threatened by activities at an adjacent airport.
The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.
The islands have the same challenge as other major tourist destinations — preserving what it is that attracts visitors in the first place.
As most Western governments measure success in economic viability, countries like New Zealand show us how to establish better priorities.