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Letters for Thursday, April 25, 2019

Illegal rentals drive up housing costs There is a sharp increase in illegal vacation rentals in quiet residential neighborhoods. And lawmakers are eagerly creating bills…

Lessons from the ledge: End of session

The 2019 legislative session ends, sine die on May 3, and any bills that have not been passed by both the House and the Senate…

Letters for Monday, April 22, 2019

Time to raise minimum wage As a student attending the University of Hawaii, I have seen firsthand the struggles that individuals and families go through…

Everyone needs to help care for the aina

The Sunday letter from Dr. Minkus (Forum, April 14, 2019), a frequent visitor to Kauai, was disappointing. He complained about the planned shuttle and fee…

Letters for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Don’t forget about the middle class In response to Marian Head’s letter about Coco Palms: Marian, I would love to join you as a resident…

So, tax cuts didn’t happen for too many

Tax Day is here. What’s in your return? According to a new poll, only 17 percent of Americans say they’re paying less in taxes this…

Water war saga continues at Legislature

Yesterday marked another chapter in the ongoing water wars, aka HB1326 HD2. There were strong rumors that there would be an attempt to “pull the…

Raises sound wrong, but they are right

Would it surprise you to know that Kauai’s police chief receives a salary of $127,313, but a police sergeant, with overtime, can make as much…

Hawaii is jonesing for an NFL franchise

Stop the madness. It’s been reported that tickets for the preseason NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium…