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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: Apr 25 2016 - 9:49am

    For my English teacher, Kate Sims.

  • Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 9:48am

    Shine the light on squatting

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    If I didn’t know better, I would have expected today’s conservatives to love Harriet Tubman. After all, she was a pistol-packing black Republican who repeatedly risked her life to lead slaves to freedom. What’s not to like?

  • Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    Wrong budget identified

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    Ignore the naysayers, Starbucks investors.

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:41pm

    I was so pleased to see the article explaining the original design of our constitutional republic in the paper last Friday. Over the last century of our country, the word “republic” has been replaced by the word “democracy” in our politics, schools and in the minds of most Americans. I hope the majority of your readers did not dismiss it but read through its simple and concise explanation.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Hawaii fused like no other place

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    LUSAKA, Zambia — Mary, who is 24 but looks barely 18, has already experienced more than enough betrayal for any lifetime. Shyly but deliberately, she told of feeling sick at 16 and being diagnosed with HIV. After her mother — her only provider — was sent to prison, an aunt took Mary in, but forced her to sleep in an open-walled shed behind the house. Then she was raped by a boyfriend. “I went home crying and bleeding,” she recalled. Mary told no one, fearing she would be turned out on the street. “I kept quiet, by myself.” Four months later, she learned she was pregnant.

  • | Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Marsha Blackburn isn’t one to worry about appearances.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    The weak-kneed politicians

  • | Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 6:05pm

    No doubt there is a lot of political anger in the country; anger with politicians. They are always making promises they either can’t or won’t keep, creating mountains of debt, not only passing needless new laws, rules and regulations that make life and business more difficult, but even banning legal products from use or sale. Someone in line always asks, “What idiot banned plastic bags?”

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Constitution column opinion, not fact

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 8:19pm

    Between the loose cannon Donald Trump and the ultraconservative Ted Cruz, Republicans have been doing their best to give the presidential election away. But it’s worse than that: They are doing their best to drive voters into the Democratic fold for years to come.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 8:51am

    Voting disaster predictable

  • | Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 8:34pm

    I read with anticipated interest Mikie Kerr’s “Constitution Corner” piece entitled “All branches not created equally” (WHT April 15). Given Ms. Kerr’s volunteer activities in a group which distributes free pocket Constitutions, I was hopeful of a well researched and thoughtful discussion of our federal Constitution, particularly when time honored institutions are being savaged by extremists who have little, if any, appreciation for our history as a nation or the manner in which our government was intended to function over time.