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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 2 2016 - 8:44am

    More than two months after the White House asked Congress for more than $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus, Congress has yet to provide it. President Barack Obama, Republicans claim, has failed to explain in sufficient detail how his administration would spend the money.

  • | Posted: May 2 2016 - 8:41am

    WASHINGTON — In a world where bullying is interpreted as strength, Donald Trump and Bobby Knight would be kings. One of them is testing the proposition.

  • | Posted: May 2 2016 - 1:00am

    “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” —Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816.

  • | Posted: May 2 2016 - 1:00am

    BOSTON — “When you become famous,” the famous political consultant James Carville once said, “being famous becomes your profession.”

  • | Posted: Apr 30 2016 - 7:57pm

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction.

  • | Posted: Apr 29 2016 - 9:20am

    Last week Jim Rath, an attorney who is also a former state representative, wrote: “Billy Kenoi deserves … a letter scolding him …” Jim asks: “Does anyone really think what he did deserves to have a sign ‘convicted felon’ hung around his neck for the rest of his life?”

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    I would like to commend the West Hawaii Today for relegating the article “Don’t hate on tourists” to the fifth page of the April 26 edition. That is exactly where it belongs, on a back page.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Remember that kid in high school with flawless skin, straight-A grades and a gorgeous jump shot? The one who did everything perfectly, and you envied/hated her for it? Facebook is that kid.

  • | Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 9:01am

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much.

  • | Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 7:19pm

    This is in response to the transportation analyst from Washington state.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 9:50am

    WASHINGTON — Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit. Progressivism’s determination to regulate thought by regulating speech is apparent in the campaign by 16 states’ attorneys general and those of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, none Republican, to criminalize skepticism about the supposedly “settled” conclusions of climate science.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 9:49am

    For my English teacher, Kate Sims.

  • | 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

    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.