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Reflecting On Hiroshima, Nagasaki And RIMPAC Flickr: Pietro Zuco

Reflecting On Hiroshima, Nagasaki And RIMPAC

The drive toward war has continued unabated. Let’s stop that now. For good.

Neal Milner: How A Pony Guy (Or A Bat Or A Seal) Could Help Gov. Ige Wikimedia/Cpl. Ben Maher

Neal Milner: How A Pony Guy (Or A Bat Or A Seal) Could Help Gov. Ige

The governor could take a lesson from Queen Elizabeth who has learned to let the pony be the fall guy.

Visitor Industry Must Step Up If They Want More Visitors Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Visitor Industry Must Step Up If They Want More Visitors

When they can effectively screen, track and host thousands of arrivals, then we’ll let the tourists back in Hawaii.

Denby Fawcett: Why Are People Trashing State Parks? Courtesy: Department of Land and Natural Resources

Denby Fawcett: Why Are People Trashing State Parks?

This time the destruction and overuse of Hawaii’s outdoor treasures can’t be blamed on tourists.

Finding A Balance Between Health And Tourism Is A Myth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Finding A Balance Between Health And Tourism Is A Myth

There is no balance to be struck when a pandemic rages at the door.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Fix Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Fix Honolulu

There are many, many reasons you don’t want to sit out this primary election.

How These Local Youth Aim To Turn The Political System

How These Local Youth Aim To Turn The Political System

They created, which is designed to make voting easier and smarter in Hawaii.

Hawaii Needs A Better COVID-19 Communications Strategy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Needs A Better COVID-19 Communications Strategy

After nearly five months of the pandemic, Gov. David Ige and his top health officials have yet to articulate an effective response strategy that gets the public behind them.

John Pritchett: Political Backfire John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Political Backfire

Mayoral candidate Keith Amemiya who paid more than $50,000 to be on the cover of MidWeek may have caused himself some political damage when voters read the fine print at the end and found out the glowing cover story was really a paid campaign ad.

August 2020

Wednesday, August 12

COVID-Free Marshall Islands Work To Blunt Hawaii’s Curve

Tuesday, August 11

Biking In Honolulu Is On The Rise, And That’s A Good Thing

Monday, August 10

Denby Fawcett: Iolani Palace Is Getting Rid Of Thousands Of Bees

John Pritchett: What’s A Poor Governor To Do?

Chad Blair: The Primary That Upset Hawaii’s Mango Cart

We Have To Stop Buying Stuff

Sunday, August 9

Tom Yamachika: How We’re Going To Spend CARES Act Money

Friday, August 7

Public Health Is About All Of Us

Eric Stinton: These Social Media Accounts Are Sharing A Dangerous Message

Thursday, August 6

Reflecting On Hiroshima, Nagasaki And RIMPAC

Neal Milner: How A Pony Guy (Or A Bat Or A Seal) Could Help Gov. Ige

Wednesday, August 5

Visitor Industry Must Step Up If They Want More Visitors

Tuesday, August 4

Denby Fawcett: Why Are People Trashing State Parks?

Finding A Balance Between Health And Tourism Is A Myth

Monday, August 3

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Fix Honolulu

How These Local Youth Aim To Turn The Political System

Hawaii Needs A Better COVID-19 Communications Strategy

Sunday, August 2

John Pritchett: Political Backfire

Tom Yamachika: How The Unemployment Tax Works In The Nonprofit Sector

July 2020

Friday, July 31

A Thriving University For A Thriving Hawaii

Thursday, July 30

A Way Forward For The Keiki In Our Schools

Wednesday, July 29

Envision Schools As Assets In Struggle Against New Epidemic

Eric Stinton: Turning Your Home Into A Classroom Is Not A Bad Thing

Tuesday, July 28

Fight Hunger By Donating Coconuts From Public Parks

Denby Fawcett: Her Son Survived COVID-19. His Struggles Are Far From Over

Monday, July 27

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools

Constructing Honolulu’s Rail Project During A Pandemic

Sunday, July 26

Tom Yamachika: Did You Miss The 2 Tax Bills This Year?

Pritchett: Excess Baggage

Friday, July 24

Hawaii’s Unhealthy Relationship With Tourism

Denby Fawcett: MidWeek’s Troubling Pay-To-Play Journalism

Thursday, July 23

What Has Been The Economic Impact Of Papahanaumokuakea?

Neal Milner: COVID-19 Is Making Me Rethink My Past And My Future

Wednesday, July 22

Level The Playing Field Between Tenants And Landlords

Eric Stinton: Why I’m Going Back To Teaching

Tuesday, July 21

Chad Blair: There’s A High Bar For Legislative Candidates Without A Party

The US Response To SARS-CoV-2? It’s Hammajang

Denby Fawcett: What’s The Pandemic Been Like For You? Historians Want To Know

Monday, July 20

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse This Year For Not Voting

Now Is The Time For Physicians To Take A Stand

Sunday, July 19

Tom Yamachika: Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out

John Pritchett: Easy Riders

Friday, July 17

Foreign Students And Scholars Confused By Visa Disruptions

Thursday, July 16

Please Don’t Sit Out Hawaii’s Primary

Wednesday, July 15

Kailua Project Illustrates Affordable Housing Dilemma

Denby Fawcett: HPD Deals With Sex Abuse Within Its Own Ranks

Tuesday, July 14

Here’s Why The Police Misconduct Bill Is So Important

Monday, July 13

Using COVID-19 To Undermine Pacific Marine Monuments Is Wrong

Ige Should Block Union Pay Raises

Sunday, July 12

John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020

Tom Yamachika: Is There A Future For Unemployment Insurance?

Friday, July 10

Pandemic Highlights Health Disparities For Filipinos In Hawaii

Thursday, July 9

Neal Milner: This Presidential Election Is Going To Come Down To White Politics

You Think You’re Stressed? Health Care Providers Need Support, Too

Wednesday, July 8

Voting By Mail Process In Hawaii Still Needs Work

Tuesday, July 7

We Can Have It All: Ag, Public Access And Forest Protection

Monday, July 6

Danny De Gracia: Why A Visitor Fee Isn’t A Bad Thing

How Landscape Legacies Enhance Hawaii Agriculture

Sunday, July 5

The Legislature Should Act On Reverse Vending Machines

Tom Yamachika: Damn The Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!

Saturday, July 4

Stop Falling For The Congestion Con

Thursday, July 2

States Hold Immense Powers To Handle Public Health

Learn About, Teach About And Confront Racism

Wednesday, July 1

Denby Fawcett: 6 Women Return To Fernhurst Halfway House

Why We Should All Love The Police

June 2020

Tuesday, June 30

Support Agriculture With Action, Not Just Words

Denby Fawcett: Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates

Monday, June 29

Danny De Gracia: Should We Trust The Governor With Health Decisions?

It’s Prudent For Hawaii To Hold Off On Reopening

Sunday, June 28

Tom Yamachika: Debating The Future Of Aloha Stadium

Friday, June 26

Time To End America’s 70-Year War With North Korea

Thursday, June 25

Close The REIT Loophole

Neal Milner: 4 Ways This Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Like None Before It

Honolulu Has Serious Police Problems

Wednesday, June 24

Lessons From Another Pandemic

When It Comes To COVID, Am I Missing Something?

Tuesday, June 23

Campaign Corner: Transformative Choices Needed At The Legislature

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Royal Palace Is In Danger

When Housing Turns Political In Kailua

Monday, June 22

Will Our Lawmakers Fight Domestic Violence?

Danny De Gracia: It’s Not Just Tourists We Need To Be Concerned About

It’s Never Been Safer To Enter Hawaii Hospitals

Sunday, June 21

Tom Yamachika: The Pitfalls Of The Subcontractor Deduction

We Must Reimagine College Guidance Programs

Saturday, June 20

Homeland Defense Radar Will Not Protect Hawaii

Want Food Security? Get Serious About Local Ag

Friday, June 19

To Defund The Police Is To Rebuild Communities That Care

Chad Blair: Did You Hear About The White Supremacists In Aloha Shirts?

A Quarantine Remains Essential Until There Is A Vaccine

Thursday, June 18

It’s Time For Lawmakers To Stand With The Public Against Police Misconduct

Neal Milner: Hawaii Has Lost Its Emotional Connection To Voting

No, We Are Not All In The Same Canoe

Hawaii’s Moment Of Critical Consciousness Raising

Wednesday, June 17

The Only Way To Save Maui’s Economy

A Demand To End Anti-Black Racism

Tuesday, June 16

Denby Fawcett: Sad To Watch The Turmoil At The Star-Advertiser

Sen. Laura Thielen: Legislature Has A Chance To Do Its Job Right

Fix Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis Law To End Federal Supremacy

Monday, June 15

Danny De Gracia: 2020 Election Is A Vote On Hawaii’s Post-Pandemic Future

Surviving Hawaii’s 14-Day Mandatory Quarantine

Sunday, June 14

John Pritchett: Here We Go Again

Tom Yamachika: The Giant Sucking Sound Of Lost Jobs

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Struggling To Make Sense Of Calls To ‘Defund The Police’

Saturday, June 13

‘Public’ And ‘Private’ Should Be Handled With Care

Friday, June 12

Antiracism Demands More Than A Hashtag

Thursday, June 11

Neal Milner: Global Protests Are Just One Step Toward Ending Racism

Tuesday, June 9

Denby Fawcett: The Shared Trauma Of 1968 And 2020

Monday, June 8

How About Preserving Obama’s Childhood Home?

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools

Sunday, June 7

Tom Yamachika: Will Legislators Tinker With The Tax Code To Raise Cash?

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: George Floyd’s Death Brings Pain To Blacks And Hawaiians

Saturday, June 6

With Sexual Violence Survivors Under Attack, Hawaii Must Lead

Friday, June 5

Hawaii Must Stand With Brothers And Sisters Of Color

Thursday, June 4

Family Planning At The Center Of Economic Recovery

Taking A Stand For Tribes In South Dakota

Wednesday, June 3

Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Is A Dishonest Man

Tuesday, June 2

Let’s Put COVID-19 In Context

Don’t Balance The Budget On The Backs Of The Working Class

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens

Monday, June 1

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

Stop Misusing The Words ‘Public’ And ‘Private’

Path To Reopening Includes Short-Term Rentals

May 2020

Sunday, May 31

Safest Destination On The Planet? Not For Long

Tom Yamachika: About All That Federal COVID Money

Saturday, May 30

Can Taking Vitamins Help Guard Against COVID-19?

The Best Reason To ‘Let Hawaii Work’ Is To Save Lives

Friday, May 29

These Three New Legislative Actions Are Needed Now

Low COVID-19 Numbers Will Help Hawaii Promote Tourism

Thursday, May 28

Let’s Be Smarter About Transportation During The ‘Pancession’

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Ige Needs To Come Up With A Real Recovery Plan

Hawaii Should Not Rush To Fully Reopen Tourism

Neal Milner: We’ll Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Wednesday, May 27

To Generate Jobs, Lawmakers Must Change The Playing Field

Tuesday, May 26

Legislative Leadership Has Been Tested And Found Lacking

How The Hawaii Legislature Helped The People Of Hawaii

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat

Sunday, May 24

Tom Yamachika: Why Does The State Have So Much Untapped Cash?

Learning To Breathe With COVID-19

Saturday, May 23

Point Of View And The ‘Virus Critter’

Looking At A Post-COVID-19 Pono Economy

Friday, May 22

There Is No Vaccine To Heal Hawaii’s Crashed Economy

Moving Forward In The Spirit Of Small Kid Time

Thursday, May 21

Welcome Visitors Who Aren’t Infected, Keep Out Those Who Are

Sen. Laura Thielen: The Hawaii Legislature Failed To Do Its Job

Wednesday, May 20

Will Hawaii’s 2nd Wave Of Infections Start In Our Prisons?

We Need More Medicaid Health Plans, Not Less

Tuesday, May 19

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern

Don’t Let Child Care Become An Afterthought

The Madness Of Applying For Unemployment Insurance

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far

Monday, May 18

How To Make Hawaii A COVID-Free State

Strengthening Our Primary Health Care Infrastructure Is Essential

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget

Sunday, May 17

The Hotel Tax Should Be Raised — A Lot

Tom Yamachika: Our Government In Darkness

Saturday, May 16

Thinking Philosophically About COVID-19

The Virus That Broke The Classroom

Friday, May 15

Hawaii Needs To Pay Its State Employees

We Must Finds Ways To Open More Of Hawaii

Thursday, May 14

Hawaii Is The Envy Of The Nation — For Voting At Home

Neal Milner: Public Disdain For Ige Goes Far Deeper Than His Pandemic Job

School Funding Is An Investment In Our Future

Wednesday, May 13

How To Reopen Hawaii Safely

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Marketing Hawaii As ‘The Safest Place’ Could Backfire

Hospice Offers Support During COVID-19 Crisis And Beyond

Tuesday, May 12

Hockey Stick Planning And North Stars

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter

Sense And Nonsense On Releasing Jail And Prison Inmates

Monday, May 11

The Hawaii Legislature Should Not Delay Tough Calls

Why You Can’t Give Up On Humanity

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes

10 Essential Questions For Honolulu Mayoral Candidates

Sunday, May 10

Tom Yamachika: Crossing The Rubicon Into Tax Suspension

How Hawaii’s Hospitality Industries Can Save Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 9

Sterling Higa: Some Will Be Left Behind In Revamped Hawaii Economy

Charting A Course Ahead For A Post-Pandemic Hawaii

Housing Is A Human Right

Friday, May 8

Chad Blair: How I Survived 10 Years At Civil Beat

Embrace Mediation To Build A Healthier Community

Some Modest Proposals, With Apologies To Jonathan Swift

Thursday, May 7

Please Stop Posting Photos Of Tourist-Free Hawaii

To Save Major League Baseball’s Season, Play Ball In Hawaii

Wednesday, May 6

How To Restart Tourism And Protect Kamaaina

SARS-CoV-2 Is Not A Killer Virus

Tuesday, May 5

Denby Fawcett: We’re Going To Have To Get Over Our Anger Toward Tourists

The Fight To End The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Let’s Be Like New Zealand

Monday, May 4

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let COVID-19 Destroy The Upcoming Election

Investing In Reproductive Health Care Is Good Economics

Want The Economy To Recover? Don’t Cut The Public Sector

Sunday, May 3

Tom Yamachika: Do Our Laws Still Apply?

Let’s Care For Our Brothers And Sisters Behind Bars

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Data, Not Dates, Should Drive Reopening Of Hawaii

Saturday, May 2

Reopening The Economy Requires Understanding The Data

Let’s Stop Calling Them Leaders

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Friday, May 1

Showing ‘Americanness’ Is Not The Answer To COVID-Fueled Racism

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic

Age, In The Age Of COVID

April 2020

Thursday, April 30

Neal Milner: Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ Is A Balm For Our Troubled Times

Legislative Leadership Must Rise To The Occasion

A Renewable Path To Hawaii’s Recovery

Wednesday, April 29

Hawaii’s Legislature Must Find A Way To Get Back To Work

Engineering, Medicine, Public Health And COVID-19

Mass Tourism Is The 1,200-Pound Gorilla In The Room

Tuesday, April 28

Will We Have A Democracy After COVID-19?

Will Hawaii Just Revert Back To Its Old Ways Once Things Pass?

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Is Transforming Hawaii’s Food Culture

Monday, April 27

Extending Compassion In Disruptive Times

Danny De Gracia: Viral Misinformation Aids The Spread Of COVID-19

Loss Is Gain For Hawaii’s High School Seniors

Sunday, April 26

To Rebuild The Economy, Focus On A Hawaii-Grown Infrastructure

Tom Yamachika: The Governor’s Emergency Powers

Saturday, April 25

Life After COVID-19 And Reopening Hawaii’s Economy

Time For Hawaii To Ramp Up Contact Tracing

It’s Time To Reconsider Objections To Astronomy On Mauna Kea

Friday, April 24

Enlist Youth To Help Hawaii Navigate These Perilous Waters

Those With Health Vulnerabilities Are Now Deeper At Risk

Thursday, April 23

An Open Letter To Alan Oshima, Our Economic Navigator

Respiratory Therapists Are Among Our Unsung Heroes

Neal Milner: Even COVID-19 Is Unlikely To Sever Trump’s Bond With Voters

Wednesday, April 22

Out My Window On Molokai, It’s Earth Day

COVID-19 A Dress Rehearsal For Climate Change Crisis

Tuesday, April 21

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Robbed Us Of Everyday Adventures

When It Comes To Work, Let’s Embrace The New Normal

Chad Blair: How Long Can Our Civil Liberties Be Suspended?

Monday, April 20

Cutting Teacher Pay Is An Easy But Unacceptable Solution

Sterling Higa: Who Will Bear The Burden Of Our Virus Response Effort?

Sunday, April 19

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Gov. David Ige Is The Wrong Man For This Job

Tom Yamachika: We Are Taxing Medical Practices To Death

Saturday, April 18

18 Ways To Get Hawaii Back On Its Feet Again

Friday, April 17

The COVID-19 Version Of ‘Silent Spring’

Thursday, April 16

US Reliance On Mass Transit Explains A Big Part Of The Epidemic

Wednesday, April 15

Let’s Make Better Use Of Our Food Resources

Tuesday, April 14

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out

Voting By Mail Could Not Come At A More Needed Time

Monday, April 13

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Last Thing We Need Right Now Is Conflict

Coronavirus And The Class Of 2020

Danny De Gracia: Long-Term Economic Health Demands Waiting Out COVID-19

Sunday, April 12

Tom Yamachika: Decisive Action Needed On Status Of Public Employees

From Abya Yala To Mauna Kea: Lessons For Collective Rising

Saturday, April 11

If We Get Food Right, We Get Everything Right

Sterling Higa: Life In The Time Of Coronavirus

Friday, April 10

Make Hawaii’s Tourist Quarantine Actually Work

Thursday, April 9

Neal Milner: Overcoming The Walking Blues

Include Immigrants In Fight Against Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 8

A Call For Resiliency And Sustainability On The Big Island

Tuesday, April 7

Hawaii’s Hotels Can Help Lead The Fight Against This Pandemic

Release Nonviolent Inmates. It’s The Humane Thing To Do

Denby Fawcett: When Will This Be Over?

Monday, April 6

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Envision Hawaii’s Future

Time For The FDA To Update Its Blood Test Policy

Sunday, April 5

Tom Yamachika: Hawaii Worst For Return On Investment. Again

Life On Lanai During A Pandemic

Saturday, April 4

The Post-Pandemic Public Policy Conversation Starts Now

Friday, April 3

Hawaii Needs To Release Inmates Soon, And On A Large Scale

Chad Blair: Hawaii Democrats On ‘Leading Edge’ In Picking POTUS

Sterling Higa: Pandemic Lays Bare A Fragile Supply Chain

Thursday, April 2

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Can The Virus Offer A Chance To Rebuild A Better Hawaii?

How We’re Covering The Coronavirus Crisis

The Students’ Dilemma: No Internet, No Class

Wednesday, April 1

A Health System Is More Than Just Hospitals

Ige Needs To Bring The Public’s Business Back Into The Open — Now

March 2020

Tuesday, March 31

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

The School Year? Shut It Down

Monday, March 30

The Time For RIMPAC Training In Hawaii Is Over

Sunday, March 29

Tom Yamachika: Now’s Not The Time To Raise Taxes And Fees

Saturday, March 28

The Idea Of Free College Tuition Is Silly

Friday, March 27

Sterling Higa: Gov. Ige, Time To Show You’re In Charge

Honolulu, HART Budgets Face Financial Reckoning

Thursday, March 26

Philanthropy’s Critical Role In Times Of Recession

Neal Milner: The Dual Dangers Of Intimacy And Isolation In A Pandemic

Wednesday, March 25

Victory (Lanakila) Gardens: A Way To Thrive During A Crisis

Tuesday, March 24

Time For Neighborhood Boards To Become Community Councils

Virus Exposes Fundamental Flaws In Our Thinking

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu

Monday, March 23

Health Beat: Your Actions Now Are Crucial To Slowing The Pandemic

New Research On COVID-19 May Mean More Bad News

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: As Always, Aloha Will See Us Through

Danny De Gracia: Say Good-Bye To Chili And Rice Campaign Events

Sign, Sealed And Counted: How To Secure Hawaii’s Vote

Sunday, March 22

Good Crosswalk Design Can Save Lives

Sterling Higa: Gov. Ige’s Quarantine Mandate Is Not Enough

Observations Of A Blood Donor In The Time Of Coronavirus

Saturday, March 21

Plan To Work Remotely? Consider These Six Steps

Friday, March 20

Introducing The Aloha Aina Party

Thursday, March 19

Neal Milner: Tulsi Gabbard Has Become Irrelevant To Hawaii

Do You Like Your Primary Care Doctor?

This Women’s History Month, Let’s Look To The Present

Wednesday, March 18

What Hawaii Must Do To Protect Us All From COVID-19

Another Side To The HPU Saga

Tuesday, March 17

Denby Fawcett: Hoarding Or Helping? How Will Hawaii Get Through The Virus Crisis?

Include The Community As Partners In Energy Projects

Monday, March 16

Bill 25 Aims To Help Hawaii Transition From Fossil Fuel

Don’t Keep The Public From Participating In Public Policy During A Crisis

Sunday, March 15

Tom Yamachika: Green Fees, But Not The Golfing Kind

Friday, March 13

Recent Protests Raise Concerns About Political Representation

Tackling Tooth Decay On The Cheap

Sterling Higa: I’m Not Worried About Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12

Chad Blair: Voters Deserve To Know What Tulsi Gabbard’s Up To

The Benefits Of Ancestral Hawaiian Foods Go Far Beyond Health

Neal Milner: Young People’s Bernie Love Doesn’t Translate Into Votes

Wednesday, March 11

Health Beat: Don’t Repeat My Mistake By Going To Work Sick

How Hawaii Nonprofits Are Helping At-Risk Renters

Tuesday, March 10

Refocusing Resources At The Honolulu Ethics Commission

Lawmakers Should Recognize Early Learning Starts At Birth

Denby Fawcett: 8 Months To Pave A Parking Lot? Kaimuki Businesses Are Outraged

Monday, March 9

Danny De Gracia: Coronavirus Could Be Hawaii’s Final Straw

Charles Djou: Why I’m Not Running For Honolulu Mayor

Sunday, March 8

Tom Yamachika: How ‘Just a Technical Change’ To Hotel Tax Might Prove Costly

Friday, March 6

Full Independence For Hawaii Looks Unfeasible For Now

Thursday, March 5

The Folly Of Spending Tax Dollars To Tear Down The Haiku Stairs

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii’s Coronavirus Plan Must Address Unusual Challenges

Tuesday, March 3

Democrats Must See, Speak And Act In Interests Of The Poor

Denby Fawcett: Exhibit Challenges The Sense Of What It Is To Be Black In America

Monday, March 2

Demographic Shifts Pose Tremendous Risks For Kauai

Sunday, March 1

Tom Yamachika: Look Out For Proposed ‘State Improvement’ Surcharge

February 2020

Friday, February 28

Can Hawaii Totally Separate From America?

Sterling Higa: Prevent Homelessness By Helping At-Risk Renters

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

Thursday, February 27

Neal Milner: How ‘Offloading’ Landed Ige, Caldwell In The Political Dumps

Want Democrats To Unite? Then Make The Selection Process Fair

Wednesday, February 26

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Rise Of #KanakaTwitter

Why Business Executives Can Make Good Politicians

Tuesday, February 25

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions

Our Keiki Also Need A $17 Minimum Wage

Monday, February 24

Make Lead Poisoning Testing Mandatory For Hawaii’s Kids

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote

It’s Time To Close The Gender Pay Gap In The Workplace

Sunday, February 23

Tom Yamachika: Do You Buy Fuel? Then Be Very Afraid!

Friday, February 21

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Stakes Are High For Hawaiians To Get Out The Vote

Keeping Sustainable Seafood On Hawaii’s Tables

Thursday, February 20

Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

The Haiku Stairs Are Worth Saving

Neal Milner: I’m Happy Being An Outsider In Hawaii

Wednesday, February 19

Danny De Gracia: Forget The Blue-Ribbon Commission. Just Fix The Problems

Why Are Hawaii’s Lawmakers So Scared Of Hemp?

Tuesday, February 18

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast

We Need Better Renewable Energy Siting Guidelines

Sunday, February 16

Tom Yamachika: The ‘Flipping Surcharge’ And Other Housing Solutions

Friday, February 14

Sterling Higa: How Whole Foods Lured Me In

A Simple Proposal To Help Cyclists In Honolulu

Thursday, February 13

A Call For More Visionaries In Hawaii

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind

Wednesday, February 12

Here’s An Even Better Vision For Food Sustainability

Tuesday, February 11

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall

The Case For Dissolving HART

Monday, February 10

Civil Beat Reader Feedback On Native Hawaiian Sovereignty

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii’s Struggling Teachers Deserve Some Tax Relief

It Is Simply Impossible To Survive On $21,000 A Year

Sunday, February 9

Tom Yamachika: The ConAm Returns

Friday, February 7

Corruption Has Nothing To Do With Race

Valley Isle Leads The Way In Combating Elder Abuse

Thursday, February 6

A Proposal To Clear Up Traffic And Clean The Air

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT

Wednesday, February 5

State Leaders: There Is Hope For Hawaii’s Housing Crisis

Tuesday, February 4

How To Challenge The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii?

Monday, February 3

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Need To Tighten Controls On Asset Forfeiture

How Worried Should We Be About The Coronavirus?

Sunday, February 2

Tom Yamachika: Why Do Lawmakers Want More Special Funds?

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Sterling Higa: It’s Time To Clean Up Chinatown

‘Zero Tolerance’ Essential For Keeping Hawaii’s Roads Safe

Thursday, January 30

We Need A Better Vision For Food Sustainability

Neal Milner: Beware The ‘Magic’ Of Public-Private Partnerships For Honolulu Rail

Wednesday, January 29

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

18 Tips To Prepare For A Possible Pandemic

Tuesday, January 28

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Girls School Offers Comfort To First Responders, Neighbors

Hawaii AG Wrong To Subpoena Protest Group’s Records

Monday, January 27

Danny De Gracia: ‘Congestion Pricing’ Is Another Of Honolulu’s Bad Ideas

Introducing The Civic Virtue And Sunshine Grade Book!

Sunday, January 26

Tom Yamachika: Why Is OHA Resisting The State Auditor?

Friday, January 24

Hawaii Road Usage Charge Penalizes Fuel Efficiency

Thursday, January 23

Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force

Denby Fawcett: It Was Lois Cain’s Stubborn Loyalty That Likely Got Her Killed

Health Beat: Creating A Better Health Care System For Us All

Patsy Mink’s Legacy Lives On, But There’s More To Be Done

Wednesday, January 22

Shady Tactics Of Gut And Replace Mar Legislative Process

Danny de Gracia: Hawaii Should Welcome New Defense Radar

Tuesday, January 21

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way

The Severe Doctor Shortage On The Big Island

Sunday, January 19

Tom Yamachika: Don’t Be Duped Into Paying Double Taxes

Friday, January 17

Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees

Sterling Higa: Is This Any Way To Run An Airport?

Thursday, January 16

Neal Milner: Why Oscar Mayer Won’t Let Me Drive Its Wienermobile

Hawaii County Leading The Way On Climate Change

Wednesday, January 15

Denby Fawcett: How I Almost Fell For An Internet Scam

Helping Protect Wildlife At The Honolulu Zoo Helps Everyone

Tuesday, January 14

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaiians Ready To Descend On Capitol

20 Reasons To Be Hopeful At The 2020 Legislature

Monday, January 13

Danny De Gracia: We Must Get Ready For The Climate Change ‘Storm’

Noise Pollution Is Making Our Communities Unlivable

Sunday, January 12

Tom Yamachika: What Really Is A Minimum Wage?

Friday, January 10

Sterling Higa: Why Can’t I Find An Apartment To Rent In Honolulu?

Low-Lying Islands At The Forefront Of Climate Change

Thursday, January 9

Denby Fawcett: Fence Blocking Diamond Head Seawall Will Be Removed

Why Is The City Wasting Public Money On Unwanted Projects?

Neal Milner: Hawaii Needs To Rough Up Its Brain-Dead Politics

Wednesday, January 8

How About A Tax Credit To Support Energy Storage?

Tuesday, January 7

Denby Fawcett: My Bittersweet Return To Vietnam

Is Hawaii Prepared For China’s Rise?

Monday, January 6

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Settle For Mediocrity In Hawaii

Rebuilding Trust And Community In Hawaii Starts With You

Sunday, January 5

Tom Yamachika: The Reality Of Cooling Our Schools

Friday, January 3

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Should Learn From Australia’s Wildfires

Will New Year Bring New Tax To Online Purchases?

Thursday, January 2

Denby Fawcett: City Blocks Public Access Along Diamond Head Seawall

The Fight For Paid Family Leave Insurance

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp

Neal Milner: Life Lessons From A New York City Coffee Shop