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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 13 2016 - 10:13am

    Defer enrollment is common

  • | Posted: May 13 2016 - 10:13am

    Three Gadfly technology writers on three continents had a heated debate about Google’s announcement on Wednesday that it will stop showing ads next to Web-search results for “payday” loans. The decision bans a powerful marketing tool from providers of a category of short-term loans, which critics contend take advantage of low-income people by imposing onerous fees and interest rates. The lending companies say they are providing credit to people who can’t obtain loans from traditional sources.

  • Posted: May 12 2016 - 1:00am

    Nothing scientific about juvenile insults

  • | Posted: May 12 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — In 1906, Leonor Loree, an accomplished railroad executive, examined the dilapidated Kansas City Southern Railroad that he had been hired to rehabilitate. Dismayed, he permanently enriched American slang by exclaiming: “This is a helluva way to run a railroad!” Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation’s second-most important court, recently said, with judicial decorousness, essentially the same thing about Amtrak.

  • Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:01am

    Ban ivory sales

  • | Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:00am

    I read with sadness Jake Jacobs’ “Jake’s Take” and enjoyed Barry Blum’s thoughtfully presented “My Turn” response, both in West Hawaii Today.

  • | Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:00am

    West Point is investigating whether black female cadets violated any rules by raising their fists in an informal group photo. I hope their commanders will be lenient.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    I don’t think it would be wise to split Hawaii County into two counties. Yes, West Hawaii does pay 70 percent of the property taxes. However, this disparity is due in part to the value of the homes being higher on the west side versus the east side. In other words, West Hawaii homeowners are subsidizing the lower property taxes paid from East Hawaii residents.

  • Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    Newspaper has public’s back

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — The great Republican crackup has begun.

  • | Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    In countless commencement speeches at high schools and colleges in the coming weeks, graduates will be advised to chase their dreams, pursue their passions and settle for nothing less. That is terrible advice.

  • Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    Protect your precious place

  • | 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

    Bike lanes aim to reduce danger

  • | 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: