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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 23 2016 - 12:30am

    Well, that’s a relief. It turns out that Native Americans are not offended by the name of Washington’s football team after all.

  • | Posted: May 21 2016 - 3:32pm

    The corporate owner of the huge Palamanui commercial and residential development in North Kona is now, predictably, seeking the avoidance or indefinite postponement of its promises to the public. That is the tried and true course of other big developers, like Oceanside 1250/Hokulia.

  • | Posted: May 21 2016 - 3:29pm

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity — a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during a presidential election.

  • | Posted: May 21 2016 - 12:30am

    Bernie Sanders’ supporters aren’t big fans of the Democratic Party’s superdelegates, the political insiders who get a personal say in the nomination of the party’s presidential candidate. These governors, members of Congress and other officials aren’t obligated to follow the popular vote, and their preference so far for Hillary Clinton has buttressed a central tenet of her campaign — the inevitability of her nomination. It comes as no small irony, then, that it is the very existence of superdelegates that will allow the Sanders campaign to take its call for a political revolution, and its quest for the nomination, all the way to the party convention in Philadelphia in July.

  • | Posted: May 20 2016 - 8:53pm

    “Vlad, I don’t believe you quite understand. It turns out presidents here can’t simply do whatever they want. It seems I have to go over to Congress and get 60 senators to either agree with me or at least state they don’t care enough to bother. It turns out I kind of upset some of them when I was running for this office. You would think they could forget being called names like Lying Ted, Crazy Bernie, Goofy Warren, or Little Marco. I wish they could know how wonderful I really am. This isn’t like running a business at all. It turns out I can’t fire any of these guys. …

  • | Posted: May 20 2016 - 12:30am

    WASHINGTON — Two North Carolina congressmen are going to the front lines of an ongoing fight between the IRS and some Republicans in the House of Representatives, many of whom still want accountability for alleged IRS scrutiny specifically targeting conservative nonprofit groups.

  • Posted: May 19 2016 - 8:26pm

    Possibly the two most important themes to come out of the newly formed Constitution was that the authority of a legitimate government comes only from the consent of free people and secondly, recalling the cliché “If men were angels, no government would be necessary,” there was the concept of checks and balances and a separation of power to prevent the accumulation of power in the hands of too few.

  • | Posted: May 19 2016 - 12:30am

    Where does aloha live? Where does it stay?

  • | Posted: May 18 2016 - 9:17am

    I was shocked to see the use of offensive language while reading Klaus Conventz (“Historical facts about Palestine, Israel”) respond to Jake Jacobs (“Gabbard should reverse stance on Israel”) in West Hawaii Today.

  • | Posted: May 17 2016 - 12:30am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/turm uv da day: oh heah, oh deyah

  • | Posted: May 16 2016 - 12:30am

    WASHINGTON — Blaming President Obama for the rise of Donald Trump is popular among Republican leaders. They don’t want to take responsibility for the choices made by their own voters or their complicity in tolerating and even encouraging the extremism Trump represents.

  • | Posted: May 16 2016 - 12:30am

    Commencement speakers generally follow a standard format: a personal anecdote, a few jokes, and a bit of advice to help the young graduates lead satisfying and fruitful lives. Be bold, they say. Take risks. Use sunscreen.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    WASHINGTON — Academia’s descent into perpetual hysteria and incipient tyranny is partly fueled by the fiction that one in five college students is sexually assaulted and that campuses require minute federal supervision to cure this. Encouraged by the government’s misuse of discredited social science (one survey supposedly proving this one-in-five fiction), colleges and universities are implementing unconstitutional procedures mandated by the government.

  • | Posted: May 14 2016 - 8:17pm

    I have heard lots of people say there’s such a homeless problem in Hawaii and different attitudes toward the homeless: Some people pointing and laughing as people dig in trash cans, the looks of disgust because someone is dirty on the outside. I have this to say, anyone with soap and water can become clean on the outside but only love can clean the inside.

  • | Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals.