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Daniel K. Inouye Highway

  By Aaron Stene - I’m a concerned citizen, who closely follows county and state highway projects on the Big Island. I believe its important to monitor these new projects, especially since the State and county are using taxpayer dollars to build these new highways. This is why I’ve spent so much of my free time being a community transportation advocate. […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Cartoons,Comics,Opinion | Read More »

Q&A with Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford


by Rob Kay Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford is an independent, Honolulu-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for social issues, cultural and women’s stories. Born and raised in Honolulu, she graduated from Punahou and holds a BA in psychology from Harvard and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. Ms. Bassford is probably best […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style,Special Features | Read More »

As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven

GET SMART: Panos Prevedouros, a professor of engineering at the University of Hawaii, says HECO should invest in smart grid technology not costly "pie in the sky" ideas.

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD - As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven is an comprehensive and detailed article in the November 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine, by Carlyn Tani. I am quoted extensively throughout the article as follows: “Hawaii’s driving never really went down – it just flattened out and then started going up again as opposed […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Hawaii's 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index Released

Following the money government spends isn't easy in Hawaii, according to a new report - Photo: Emily Metcalf

By Tom Yamachika - Just a while ago we spent a few weeks discussing how Hawaii can grow its Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, and we mentioned that the tax system is something directly under our control so we can act on it relatively swiftly. We analyzed our tax systems based on a study called […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »


Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - By now, pretty much everyone has heard about “ridesharing.” Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. This industry presents itself as an alternative to taxis. If you are at Point A and need transportation to Point B, you pick up your smartphone, fire up an app that matches you […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Improved housing protection for Hawaii Medical Marijuana patients becomes law


REPORT FROM THE ACLU - HONOLULU - The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i ("MCCHI") (and allies) welcomes the enactment of Act 60, which, as of Nov. 1, voids provisions in Hawai‘i rental agreements that previously would have allowed eviction of a tenant based on their status as a registered patient with Hawaiiʻs medical marijuana program. Medical […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Exchanges Fail to Protect Colon Cancer Patients

Hawaii Health Connector is Hawaii's Obamacare exchange

By Jasmine Greenamyer - Colon cancer will claim more than 50,000 American lives this year. One in 20 people will be diagnosed at some point in their lives.Thanks to better screening and new treatments, the death rate from colon cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. But even the best screening and treatment can't […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

10 tips to help smokers quit

Courtesy of Reason.com

HONOLULU —Celebrate more birthdays with the American Cancer Society by quitting smoking during this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20. According to American Cancer Society statistics, 890 new cases of lung cancer are predicted to be diagnosed in 2014 in Hawaii. Additionally, lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Health and Longevity: Chalk Them Up to Mind

Russ Gerber

By RUSS GERBER -- The concept of mind we’re all familiar with is fast becoming the mind of the past. The decision-maker, the seat of knowledge, the repository of hunches, innovation, emotions, judgment, memory, opinions, stubborn will, and so on is actually a rather narrow concept we’re finding out. Human mind 1.0. Evidence continues to […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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