My Turn: Why TMT is a human rights issue

The debate over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope has drawn fierce divisions across Hawaii. Misinformation has clouded both sides of the debate. Yet, one thing remains true. Mauna a Wakea must be protected from further encroachment. Thirteen telescopes, among which several are no longer operational, have already left permanent scars at the summit.

Our View an ‘insult’

Maunakea: Revered by all who experience it

Since the state announced construction re-start plans of the Thirty Meter Telescope, uncertainty about what lies ahead on Maunakea abounds. Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond.

My Turn: Get tough, don’t enable panhandlers

For as long as I remember, Hawaii has been an extremely liberal state, led mostly by politicians that throw out words like ohana, pono, malama and aina. They try to appeal to the masses by appeasing rather than offending anyone.

Laughter Therapy: 07-06-19

After such a party-filled Fourth of July, I don’t think I have a whole lot of energy left. But, for all my friends, and, of course, the editor, I best get busy!