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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: Jul 23 2016 - 6:51pm

    Is there any plan for Kona?

  • | Posted: Jul 22 2016 - 12:06am

    For the last 20 years, the giant planets known as hot Jupiters have presented astronomers with a puzzle. How did they settle into orbits 100 times closer to their host stars than our own Jupiter is to the Sun?

  • | Posted: Jul 21 2016 - 12:05am

    I found last week’s editorial submitted by Stan Chraminski enlightening and thought provoking.

  • | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 8:33pm

    Homelessness, lagging heath care, under-funded schools, infrastructural deficits, and a myriad of other challenges face our island communities. Yet with all of that, the invasion of little fire ants (LFA) in Hawaii stands out (excruciatingly, if you’ve been bitten) as an example of how “shrink government” mentality has squeezed the ability of “We the People” to prevent and solve a plethora of crises including the spread of extremely damaging invasive species like LFA. It’s time for that to change.

  • | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:06am

    A nation desperately in need of healing instead has more lives to grieve after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., left three law enforcement officers dead and three wounded. Officials identified the shooter as an African-American Iraq war veteran from Kansas City, Missouri.

  • | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:06am

    Da kine wurd/turm/frayze uv da dey: pilau wurds (dirty words)

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 8:21pm

    Reading the cover story of WHT on Thursday with Sen. Brian Schatz calling for the FTC to investigate two legitimate businesses VRBO and Airbnb is grasping for straws in the housing crisis. Tourism is an important industry to Hawaii. The advertising platforms of Airbnb and VRBO are not doing anything illegal.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:06am

    There are two sides to every story and the side being taken by those opposed to Sen. Brian Schatz’s recommendation to President Barack Obama regarding the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Gary Beals, WH, July 14) seems to be that spewing disinformation and nonsense will convince the general public that supporting expanded ocean conservation is a bad thing.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Nice, France.

  • | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald Trump has selected the perfect non-Trump as his running mate. Mike Pence, the phlegmatic Republican governor of Indiana, has strong credentials with the social right and mediocre political instincts.

  • | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    He disappeared with the money. That’s why the legend of D.B. Cooper endures.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Everyone knows the dread of receiving that notice in the mail informing you of jury duty as our minds immediately search for excuses why we cannot fulfill this civic duty. The first time I got called happened to be the day a Matson container was dropped in our driveway to load up for our move, so you could say it was more inconvenient for my husband since he was left packing as I drove to court in Hilo. As annoying as jury duty is, when or if you are the accused you will appreciate good stand-up jurors who take the job seriously.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    At the library, outside a restaurant down the street, at your local courthouse, the American flag drifts downward at half-staff. Again.

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 9:48pm

    On a golden morning long ago I stood on the third floor of an apartment in Hilo watching the giant Hokulea canoe come sailing into Hilo Bay. It shined in the morning sun returning from its maiden voyage to Tahiti. That was a great Hawaii moment.

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    As we learn more about Micah Xavier Johnson, whose deadly rampage against Dallas police officers has shaken Dallas to its core, it is increasingly apparent that he shares much with Dylann Roof. That’s right, Dylann Roof.