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Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Shouldn’t Judge Homeless People Who Have Pets Hawaiian Humane Society/2021

Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Shouldn’t Judge Homeless People Who Have Pets

Instead, the community needs to look at increasing and improving pet-friendly emergency shelters and permanent housing, and funding more street outreach.

Neal Milner: The Key To Upward Mobility? Well-Off Friends Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Neal Milner: The Key To Upward Mobility? Well-Off Friends

The American Dream is slipping away for many people, but there’s opportunity in socioeconomic mixing.

Danny De Gracia: Time To Stop Making Excuses And Just Get Started Already Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Time To Stop Making Excuses And Just Get Started Already

We have the right to expect the full benefits of human civilization by having an attentive government that is progressive in getting things done.

Chad Blair: Josh Green: Doctor, Politician — And Novelist? HNN/2022

Chad Blair: Josh Green: Doctor, Politician — And Novelist?

Hawaii’s Democratic nominee for governor penned a book in 2010 titled “The Idea Man.” Really!

Denby Fawcett: A Mecca For Urban Gardeners Struggles To Recover From The Pandemic Courtesy: Urban Garden Center

Denby Fawcett: A Mecca For Urban Gardeners Struggles To Recover From The Pandemic

The University of Hawaii’s Urban Garden Center in Pearl City is closing its popular apiary and looking to beef up staff and volunteers.

Chad Blair: There’s Value In Legislative Task Forces And Studies Screenshot/2022

Chad Blair: There’s Value In Legislative Task Forces And Studies

While some proposals fall short of intentions, the recommendations of outside groups can effect meaningful change.

Catherine Toth Fox: Buy More Locally Grown Food. It’s Worth The Extra Cost Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Catherine Toth Fox: Buy More Locally Grown Food. It’s Worth The Extra Cost

A large-scale commitment to buying from local farmers, ranchers and other food producers is needed to support the agriculture industry in the islands.

Neal Milner: Hawaii Needs Inspired Public Workers, Not Bureaucrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Neal Milner: Hawaii Needs Inspired Public Workers, Not Bureaucrats

Reform efforts need to include strategies that recognize troubles with bureaucracies but then deal with them in more effective ways.

Chad Blair: Has Trump’s Big Lie Gained Traction In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Chad Blair: Has Trump’s Big Lie Gained Traction In Hawaii?

A new national group says that GOP candidates in a number of local races are linked to so-called “election integrity” conspiracies.