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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 9 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — It wasn’t precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that he’s not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least … something.

  • | Posted: May 7 2016 - 9:04pm

    WASHINGTON — Speaking on “Fox &Friends,” of course, Trump revealed something he learned from the National Enquirer, of course. Although the Kennedy assassination is one of history’s most minutely studied events, all previous scrutiny missed something the supermarket tabloid discovered for people like Trump — a connection between Ted Cruz’s father and the murder of the 35th president. Trump said:

  • | Posted: May 7 2016 - 9:04pm

    Sierra Club urges Hawaii County to reconsider plans for Kukuihaele Park in light of community opposition, cost concerns and the ability of county’s parks and recreation staff to service and maintain what we already have. This is a project that is out of scale. If there is a pressing need for an organized sports field, a more appropriate location should be found where the roads and water infrastructure can better support it. This would help bring the cost down as well.

  • | Posted: May 7 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans who see our country as a model of tolerance, inclusion, rationality and liberty must come together across party lines to defeat him decisively.

  • | Posted: May 5 2016 - 8:45pm

    Jake Jacobs’ “Jake’s Take” article in Wednesday’s WHT requires a response.

  • | Posted: May 4 2016 - 9:18pm

    I am a supporter of the TMT and urge anyone with an interest and an opinion to ask for answers on the status of the project from the officials in charge. The public deserves an explanation from DLNR/BLNR for the delays as it takes months to reach a consensus for any decision and then witness those decisions immediately contested as not following procedures.

  • | Posted: May 4 2016 - 9:18pm

    One late afternoon in 1809 a young adventurer from Massachusetts was standing on the deck of a sailing ship off Kawaihai. He looked over his shoulder and, seeing no one was looking, jumped overboard and swam to shore.

  • | Posted: May 3 2016 - 1:01am

    In the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament a few weeks ago, Texas A&M was in a hopeless spot, trailing Northern Iowa by 12 points with just 44 seconds remaining. Everyone knew A&M was done for. But the Aggies staged a stunning rally, sending the game into overtime, where they came out on top.

  • | Posted: May 3 2016 - 1:00am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/ turm uv da day: yu no wuz, but!

  • | 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?”