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Make Sure Hawaii’s Tax Policy Is Equitable Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Make Sure Hawaii’s Tax Policy Is Equitable

The Legislature considers numerous tax bills every session and this year is no exception.

Lee Cataluna: The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten

Remember that other lawmaker who got arrested for DUI?  Of course you do.

John Pritchett: Day Tripper ASUS

John Pritchett: Day Tripper

A bill to allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms for medical purposes was shelved earlier this month. But its author, Sen. Stanley Chang, is hopeful the legislation will do better down the road.

Now Is The Wrong Time To Defund Public Health Infrastructure Catherine Pirkle

Now Is The Wrong Time To Defund Public Health Infrastructure

The United States has been gutting public health for decades and we are all paying the price.

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat

If we cut teacher differentials for special education teachers, those who suffer the most will be the ones who need teachers the most.

Neal Milner: Think Capitol Rioters Were On The Fringe? Think Again Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Think Capitol Rioters Were On The Fringe? Think Again

Analysis of insurrectionists’ backgrounds shows it’s not a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

FDR Responded To The Desperation Of His Time

FDR Responded To The Desperation Of His Time

Will our lawmakers show the same empathy?

Lee Cataluna: Paying The Price For Ignoring Warning Signs

Lee Cataluna: Paying The Price For Ignoring Warning Signs

Hawaii’s Legislature is considering whether to seek reimbursement for the cost of rescue operations for people who ignore warning and no trespassing signs.

Denby Fawcett: Giving It Up For Lent May Be Too Much To Ask During A Pandemic Courtesy: National Institute of Health

Denby Fawcett: Giving It Up For Lent May Be Too Much To Ask During A Pandemic

Many people look forward to the self-denial of Lent — not for what they give up but for what they gain.

March 2021

Monday, March 1

Make Sure Hawaii’s Tax Policy Is Equitable

February 2021

Sunday, February 28

Lee Cataluna: The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten

John Pritchett: Day Tripper

Friday, February 26

Now Is The Wrong Time To Defund Public Health Infrastructure

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat

Thursday, February 25

Neal Milner: Think Capitol Rioters Were On The Fringe? Think Again

Wednesday, February 24

FDR Responded To The Desperation Of His Time

Lee Cataluna: Paying The Price For Ignoring Warning Signs

Tuesday, February 23

Denby Fawcett: Giving It Up For Lent May Be Too Much To Ask During A Pandemic

Monday, February 22

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Raise Taxes On Things Other Than Property Or Income

A Possible Fix For The Capitol’s Stinking Pools

Chad Blair: A New Conservative Voice Hopes To Persuade Islanders

Sunday, February 21

John Pritchett: Office Hours

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems

Friday, February 19

Oahu-Centric Policymaking Is Still The Elephant In The Room

Thursday, February 18

Casinos Help Communities. Here’s Why

It’s A New Day For The Hawaii GOP

Wednesday, February 17

My Problem With A $17 Minimum Wage

Lee Cataluna: We Need A New Dan Inouye

Tuesday, February 16

Denby Fawcett: Confusion Surrounds COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Let’s Think Bigger When It Comes To Governing Mauna Kea

Monday, February 15

Eric Stinton: The Closure Of Small Private Schools Is A Blow For Education In Hawaii

Hawaii Workers Need Immediate Economic Relief 

Chad Blair: Are House Lawmakers Out To Get Josh Green?

Sunday, February 14

Lee Cataluna: Kauai Should Get Special Rules Because It Is Special

John Pritchett: Rust Bucket

Friday, February 12

An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise

Implement A Visitor Green Fee To Safeguard Our Future

Thursday, February 11

Automatic Voter Registration: Its Time Has Come

Neal Milner: Elderly Hit Hard By Pandemic Aren’t Just Vulnerable Victims

Wednesday, February 10

Lee Cataluna: The One Industry That Is Roaring Back

It’s No Wonder Hawaii GOP Is In Disarray

Tuesday, February 9

Denby Fawcett: Bishop Museum Acknowledges Links To Past Racist Research

Don’t Tax State Unemployment Insurance Payments

Monday, February 8

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time For Hawaii To Officially Recognize Juneteenth

Change Central Intermediate School Name To Keelikolani School

Sunday, February 7

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Legislature Should Focus On One Thing

John Pritchett: Road Kill

Chad Blair: Is Scott Saiki The De Facto Governor Of Hawaii?

Friday, February 5

Denby Fawcett: A Mom’s Effort For A Safer Neighborhood Draws Fire

Thursday, February 4

Hawaii Needs A Green Jobs Corps

Neal Milner: Time Is On The Side Of Those Who Can Afford To Wait — Even Trump

Wednesday, February 3

Lee Cataluna: Honolulu Musician Scrambles To Make A Life In Pandemic’s Shadow

Tuesday, February 2

Denby Fawcett: Hopefully Fame Hasn’t Come Too Soon For This Young Poet

Worker Co-ops Can Lead The Way To A Healthier And More Just Economy

Monday, February 1

Ige’s Plan To Tax Sugary Drinks Is Viable And Smart

Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

January 2021

Sunday, January 31

John Pritchett: D.C. For Dummies

Lee Cataluna: Billy Kenoi Had His Say

Friday, January 29

The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t

Automatic Voter Registration Is Good For Democracy

Eric Stinton: Max Holloway And Hawaii’s Brain Drain

Wednesday, January 27

The History Of US Military Pollution In Hawaii Is Extensive

Lee Cataluna: Governor’s Disappointing Speech Was Kind of Beautiful, Actually

Tuesday, January 26

Denby Fawcett: COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope But It’s Not A Panacea

Monday, January 25

Chad Blair: New Progressive Caucus Hopes To Be A Force At The Legislature

Danny De Gracia: Ige Needs To Deliver A Better State Of The State Speech This Year

In Search Of A Place For Lauren

Sunday, January 24

Lee Cataluna: Thankfully, That Stupid Case Against The US Surgeon General Is Dismissed

John Pritchett: Handout

Lee Cataluna: Thankfully, That Stupid Case Against The US Surgeon General Is Dismissed

Friday, January 22

The Opening Day Speech That Never Was

Now Is Exactly The Wrong Time To Waste $30 Million Fixing Capitol Pools

Thursday, January 21

The Treaty To Ban The Bomb Takes Effect

Neal Milner: Resist The Temptation To Write Off Your Political Opposites

Wednesday, January 20

Hawaii Still Has Progress To Make In Electing Women Leaders

Lee Cataluna: The New Year Brings A New Hawaii

Tuesday, January 19

Denby Fawcett: Some Want Permanent Security Barriers At Capitol, But At What Cost?

It’s Time For Hawaii To Tax The Rich

Eric Stinton: What Hawaii Can Learn From The Trump Years

Monday, January 18

5 Ways We Can Move Away From Single-Use Plastics

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Should Rise Up While ‘The Stars Are Aligned’

Black Lives Matter Means All Lives Matter

Lee Cataluna: What Have We Learned In The Last 10 Months?

John Pritchett: Under Siege

Friday, January 15

How COVID-19 Could Be Much Worse In 2021

Thursday, January 14

Neal Milner: Protecting White Identity Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Wednesday, January 13

Lee Cataluna: How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To Help Its Working Parents

How Should We Protect Hawaii From Incoming Missiles?

Tuesday, January 12

Nick Ochs And Hawaii: A Harbinger Of Local, Right-Wing Politics In Our State?

Denby Fawcett: It’s Finally Time To Evict Donald Trump From Our Brains — And From Office

Monday, January 11

Tough Questions For The Hawaii Department Of Education

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Republicans Should Follow Up On Tardy Stand Against Violence

Sunday, January 10

Lee Cataluna: Capitol Riots Were Far Away, But Still Too Close

John Pritchett: The Secret Ingredient

Friday, January 8

It’s Time to Acknowledge Native Hawaiians’ Special Right To Housing

Thursday, January 7

Neal Milner: It Won’t Be Easy, But Americans Can Learn To Get Along Again

Wednesday, January 6

Lee Cataluna: Kirk Caldwell’s Reality Show Takes a Brief Hiatus — Hopefully

Let’s Honor Our Pacific Marine Monuments By Building On Their Legacy

Tuesday, January 5

Waiting For The COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, January 4

Ige Dismissal Of Casino Abandons Promise To Hawaiian Beneficiaries

Danny De Gracia: Stimulus Checks Are On The Way, But Don’t Call Them Handouts

Big Island Facilities Need To Work Together For Hawaii’s New Normal

Chad Blair: Advocates Again Pushing For Automatic Voter Registration

John Pritchett: Not In The Cards