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| | Mar 7 2016 - 10:27am | Comments

Hawaii Island’s homeless population is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it is not so much the homeless population, it is the unsheltered population, and Hawaii County leads not only the state of Hawaii, it very likely has one of the highest unsheltered homeless rates of any county in the United States of America. For children, that is certainly the case.

  • | Posted: Mar 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Donald Trump won’t be the next president of the United States and here is why.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 8:46am

    The chief counsel of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Tom Gorak, has a quirky sense of humor. Last December at the end of the first round of public hearings on the proposed merger of Hawaiian Electric Industries and Florida-based NextEra Energy, Mr. Gorak closed the proceedings by citing words from that notable philosopher of the late 20th century, Jerry Garcia, when he noted what a long, strange trip round one had been.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 8:46am

    Are terrorists more of a threat than slippery bathtubs?

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 1:30am

    As bombastic, braggartly, and Brueghelian as Donald Trump is, he has performed one valuable service: He’s shown how little influence the GOP’s self-appointed ideological gatekeepers actually have.

  • | Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 8:17pm

    In response to Mr. Bob Green’s discussion with Mr. Dean Nagasako (West Hawaii Today, March 13) over who stole what at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, I want to take issue with Mr. Green’s insinuation that Sanford Ballard Dole, Lorrin Thurston and the Committee of Safety were justified in overthrowing Queen Liliuokalani because the Queen “violated an oath to uphold the Hawaiian Constitution of 1887 and attempted to greatly increase her own powers.”

  • | Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/turm uv da day: ass why hah’d, but!

  • | Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 1:31am

    WASHINGTON — In a time of brushfire populism, the problem is not the populace, it is the populists who seek to lead it. The two candidates who call themselves revolutionaries — Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump — are, in fact, backward looking, intellectually timid and unresponsive to the real needs of the working and middle classes.

  • | Posted: Mar 20 2016 - 4:35pm

    WASHINGTON — There’s a reason beyond garden-variety partisanship that Senate Republicans resist even holding hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Their gambit evades a full and open debate over the conservative judicial agenda, which is to use the high court in an aggressive and political way to reverse decades of progressive legislation.

  • | Posted: Mar 20 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle. The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick Garland radiates insincerity.

  • | Posted: Mar 18 2016 - 1:31am

    WASHINGTON — President Obama, in nominating Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, appears to be laboring under a misapprehension that the confirmation process is on the level.

  • | Posted: Mar 18 2016 - 1:31am

    The first government of the United States was formed in 1781 under The Articles of Confederation after the 13 colonies won independence from England, but the colonies were a hodgepodge of disparate interests. Each state had the power to collect taxes, issue currency and raise a militia, but there was no mechanism to compel the states to honor national obligations. There were huge debts after the Revolutionary War and no way to pay them.

  • | Posted: Mar 16 2016 - 8:21pm

    Driving over the top of Kaiminani in the Palisades yesterday afternoon I lost my breath. I was completely bedazzled.

  • | Posted: Mar 15 2016 - 1:30am

    Hawaii Island Humane Society board president Adam Atwood states “good news” HIHS eliminated nearly all killing of healthy dogs and non-feral cats as part of an initiative. Thank KARES and Big Island Dog Rescue for their contribution. BIDR adopted 180 dogs/KARES adopted 100-plus finding homes through their adoption/transport programs. Killing could have been eliminated had HIHS not initiated the adoption embargo/partnership contract in 2015. The contract had little to do with protecting animals, functioning as a gag contract.

  • | Posted: Mar 15 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: “Was there something we missed? Maybe he’s not really so bad?”

  • | Posted: Mar 14 2016 - 1:30am

    Pollsters had a heap of explaining to do after Sen. Bernie Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s Democratic primary, beating odds that pollsters had put at 99-to-one.