My Turn: Why no outrage anywhere else?

After studying Hawaiian history and Hawaiian religion for nearly 30 years, I am deeply saddened to see the kupuna of the Big Island acting illegally by blocking the Maunakea Access Road.

My Turn: Community could fix homelessness — if it really wanted to invest

Among the troublemakers in any urban homeless atmosphere there is an alpha, one homeless person who all others respect. Mentally ill or not, this alpha could be coerced to control the rest. In the worst of the general population in prison societies it will happen that one leader is responsible for most of the group behavior.

My Turn: Mahukona belongs to everyone

The coastline at Mahukona in North Kohala has been open to all people since the earliest Hawaiian settlement. It is the district’s main ocean recreation area. Yet the county’s draft General Plan wants to give it away to resort development. What? I thought the old plans for a big resort fell through? The zoning granted in the 1990s expired?

My Turn: Hawaii once again at historic inflection point

On the evening of Feb. 26, 2000, 21 days after leaving Tahiti, a crew of 15 women and men sailing on board Hawaii’s iconic deep-sea voyaging canoe Hokulea, arrived off Hawaii island. As the island loomed large in the foreground, a colleague and I were in deep conversation. On the horizon the slopes of Maunakea rose out of the sea, its summit silhouetted by the fabric of stars that circled overhead.

My Turn: Equal for all means exactly that

These four civil rights principles should guide Hawaii’s future. They are widely accepted but need stronger application. Good people should stand up publicly to proclaim them, and defend them against radical activists noisily demanding special rights based on race or religion. First I’ll state these simple, clear principles; then explain them.