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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: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    Thanks for clarification

  • | Posted: May 14 2016 - 8:17pm

    I have heard lots of people say there’s such a homeless problem in Hawaii and different attitudes toward the homeless: Some people pointing and laughing as people dig in trash cans, the looks of disgust because someone is dirty on the outside. I have this to say, anyone with soap and water can become clean on the outside but only love can clean the inside.

  • Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Cats make great neighbors

  • | Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals.

  • | Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Seven decades ago, the United States dropped the first — and last — atom bombs ever used in war onto two Japanese cities, killing about 200,000 people, hastening the end of World War II and beginning a difficult and painful moral and historical debate that continues to this day. On Tuesday, President Obama waded into that troubled discussion when he announced he would visit the first of those cities — Hiroshima — during a trip to Japan this month. He would be the first sitting president to do so.

  • Posted: May 13 2016 - 10:13am

    Defer enrollment is common

  • | Posted: May 13 2016 - 10:13am

    Three Gadfly technology writers on three continents had a heated debate about Google’s announcement on Wednesday that it will stop showing ads next to Web-search results for “payday” loans. The decision bans a powerful marketing tool from providers of a category of short-term loans, which critics contend take advantage of low-income people by imposing onerous fees and interest rates. The lending companies say they are providing credit to people who can’t obtain loans from traditional sources.

  • Posted: May 12 2016 - 1:00am

    Nothing scientific about juvenile insults

  • | Posted: May 12 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — In 1906, Leonor Loree, an accomplished railroad executive, examined the dilapidated Kansas City Southern Railroad that he had been hired to rehabilitate. Dismayed, he permanently enriched American slang by exclaiming: “This is a helluva way to run a railroad!” Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation’s second-most important court, recently said, with judicial decorousness, essentially the same thing about Amtrak.

  • Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:01am

    Ban ivory sales

  • | Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:00am

    I read with sadness Jake Jacobs’ “Jake’s Take” and enjoyed Barry Blum’s thoughtfully presented “My Turn” response, both in West Hawaii Today.

  • | Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:00am

    West Point is investigating whether black female cadets violated any rules by raising their fists in an informal group photo. I hope their commanders will be lenient.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    I don’t think it would be wise to split Hawaii County into two counties. Yes, West Hawaii does pay 70 percent of the property taxes. However, this disparity is due in part to the value of the homes being higher on the west side versus the east side. In other words, West Hawaii homeowners are subsidizing the lower property taxes paid from East Hawaii residents.

  • Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    Newspaper has public’s back

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — The great Republican crackup has begun.