Friday | July 29, 2016
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Why I walk

| | 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 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 15 2016 - 12:05am

    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Republican lawmakers as concerned about bad race relations as they have been in recent days, especially when they can blame the whole mess on the nation’s first black president.

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Marine monument expansion has a nasty hook

  • | 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.

  • | Posted: Jul 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Will it never end? Crucial emergency funding to fight the spread of the increasingly scary Zika virus, which causes birth defects in unborn babies, has gotten mired in the same tiring partisan fight over contraception and reproductive health that is on endless repeat in Washington.

  • Posted: Jul 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Shooting range wanted

  • | Posted: Jul 12 2016 - 12:05am

    As last week’s horrific events in Dallas flashed in vivid color across the television screen, my thoughts went instantly to the black-and-white images that stunned us on that terrible November day nearly 53 years ago.

  • Posted: Jul 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Ban sunscreen sprays

  • | Posted: Jul 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Americans who once believed that Obamacare would deliver are long past being disillusioned.

  • | Posted: Jul 10 2016 - 12:05am

    They are all idiots. Meaning the Legislators for not going ahead and completing an “environmental impact statement to develop community outreach for the project” for a sport shooting complex. Are they, the Legislators, afraid that the community will respond in a positive way to a shooting range?

  • Posted: Jul 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Exercising power of the vote

  • | Posted: Jul 10 2016 - 12:05am

    The center is not holding.

  • Posted: Jul 9 2016 - 12:05am

    OK for members to have political preferences