Making Waves: The tragic loss of the beauty of our island
Tropical fish are pretty much gone in Kona.
Letters to the Editor: February 7, 2023
Alienation is harming our communities
Letters to the Editor: February 9, 2023
Find and know the truth
As I See It: Common sense
Nothing seems so uncommon as common sense.
Letters to the Editor: February 3, 2023
Keep ‘em coming
My Turn: Keep doctors in Hawaii with GET exemptions, increase in Medicare reimbursement rate
How do Gov. Josh Green’s general excise tax (GET) cuts help low-income people who pay hardly any taxes? Cuts in taxes benefit rich folks. Removing the 4.5% general excise tax from medical services, like bills for doctors and dentists, blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, and drugs would keep more money in the pockets of the citizens of the Big Island. A tax cut that is felt every day.
My Turn: We have a major infrastructure disaster facing us
Last year, the 117 th U.S. Congress cooperated in a bipartisan effort to pass the $1.7 trillion Emergency Infrastructure Bill. The allocation of funds created by this legislation will be determined according to both equity and need, with need being the primary focus.
Letters to the Editor: January 31, 2023
A heartwarming learning experience
Making Waves: How good and wonderful is that?
How good was The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, wonderful and good.
As I See It: The war on the poor
Writing a book is the easy part, getting it published is the hard part. One has about the same odds as playing the Powerball lottery. Most publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts from a writer without an agent they know. Most agents are just as picky. You can’t get either one until you have the other. It is like: You can’t get loan unless you can show you don’t need the money. Most books, nine out of ten, by established authors do not sell enough copies to profit, but the tenth one is a blockbuster that covers all the losses. If the author is already famous, or infamous, they have a better chance
My Turn: Tribalism: The abdication of critical thinking
Martha Hodges’ recent letter (WHT – 01/13/23 – “I like rules!”) was rightly critical of political partisanship and societal tribalism.
Letters to the Editor: January 18, 2023
Letters to the Editor: January 13, 2023
I like rules!
Letters to the Editor: January 11, 2023
Conditions at Hapuna Beach State Recreation are both disturbing and laughable
As I See It: Regulation could rein in oil refiners
Oil refineries are a unique business. Everyone depends on them. Collectively they have a monopoly. In that way they are a lot like utilities. They sell portable energy that everyone uses and there is no practical alternative, yet.
Making Waves: In the new year
As the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d like to make a few New Year’s resolutions of my own. Here they are:
Letters to the Editor: January 5, 2023
Disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated
Letters to the Editor: January 4, 2023
A better use for the money
Letters to the Editor: December 29, 2022
Residents deserve better
Letters to the Editor: December 28, 2022
A racist attempt to deflect blame