Letter to the Editor

Letter: Ewa Field photos reveal damaging evidence
Heavy equipment is being used as part of an effort to redevelop the historic Ewa Field. Photos provided by John Bond
Letter: Burning of iwi kupuna is desecration of the highest order Letter: Defend Oahu Coalition to lead protest against ‘corporate greed’
A "Zilla" action figure sends a message from the Defend Oahu Coalition booth at Haleiwa Farmers Market earlier this year. Courtesy Photo
Letter: Public Utilities Commission denies HECO’s Aina Koa Pono biofuel application
A graphic shows plans for the proposed Aina Koa Pono Kau biofuel plant on Hawaii Island.
Class war on U.S. union workers being waged Letter: Keep history in high school classrooms Where are women’s stories in ‘Ohina Film Fest? Letter: Must we wait for more iwi to be unearthed before common sense prevails?
In 2006, the State allowed a land development proposal for a wedding reception and multi-purpose area to be built over Kawaiaha'o Church's churchyard/graveyard.
Letter: Actually, the rail transit board is as political as you get
An artist's rendition of a planned Waipahu rail station.
Letter: Here’s why social studies is important
A next-gen Spherical Globe with EARTH based multitouch software. Where will the next generation of Hawaii's innovators be? Photo by Gennadi Blindmann
Letter: Social Studies, education in Hawaii is important, isn’t it?
During Hawaii's "Furlough Fridays" in 2010, students had to find alternatives to maximize their education. Above: Oceanit hosts students from several Oahu high schools to highlight innovation. The program included several presentations and hands-on activities, culminating in student pitches for an innovation fund. Oceanit was organized by the Hogan Entrepreneurship program at Chaminade. Photo by Ryan Ozawa
TV stations circumvent ownership limits,  Honolulu one of most egregious cases Letter: ‘Homeless’ people are still people Letter: Attack on royal iwi is being covered up Aloha POSSE fights to preserve social studies credit Letter: New copyright deal could nail small businesses providing free Wi-Fi Verbatim: Elevated rail is all about politics and money, we can’t afford it
A computer simulated rendition of the preliminary Pearl Highlands Rail Transit Station plans.
Letter: U.S. sex workers rights movement is stopped in its tracks Letter: In perpetuation of Hawaiian gathering and imu practices Letter: It matters how much AI’s sponsors knew Letter: Still no settlement between Honolulu Symphony Society and musicians Letter: Hawaii VA patients need more expeditious travel reimbursement
Brooks Outland is a 77-year-old retired Navy veteran (100 percent disabled, permanently/totally) and has been proactive re-legislation affecting disabled veterans for more than 30 years. Outland is a former crewmember of the battleship U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63). He and his wife are both official volunteers aboard the ship.
Letter: ‘There is a very active presence of racists in America’s public political discourse’
NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous taking part in October's One Nation Working Together march in Washington.
Letter: ‘Waiting for Superman’ is a propaganda film about privatizing public education
The poster for the film Waiting for Superman by director Davis Guggenheim.
Letter: Keep politics out of schools, vote ‘no’ on appointed BOE
Above: The bright yellow t-shirt worn by members of Hawaii's Children First, a group which supports a constitutional amendment that would allow Hawaii's governor to appoint Board of Education members. Below: Hawaii's Children First members hold signs in support of BOE appointments at a press conference. Bottom: BOE chair Garrett Toguchi, pictured, says appointments would bring a whole new level of State politics in education decisions.
Letter: Army’s Pohakuloa DU presentation a ‘dog and pony show’

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Above: Protesters hold anti-military signs outside an Army presentation on DU at Pohakuloa Training Area Monday afternoon. Below: Counter protesters across Saddle Road respond with bullhorns.
Letter: Keep agriculture in East Honolulu’s Maunalua
The Farm Lots of Kamilo Nui Valley. In the foreground, the farmer's road curves around the Spillway where rainwater flows into the Hawaii Kai Marina. Kamilo Nui Valley is a natural watershed that aides in protecting the ecosystem that filters and flows out to Maunalua Bay. The farmer’s road has provided the leaseholders with ingress and egress for the past 35 years. The Farmer’s co-op was formed in the early 1970's when they were uprooted from the Lunalilo Home Road farmland to help pave the way for future Hawaii Kai development. The farm land is owned by Kamehameha Schools.
Video: Pine says Senate did not justify its decision for Chief Justice nominee Letter: Na ‘?iwi NYC celebrates Hawaiian Restoration in 2010
Na '?iwi NYC, members pictured above, is a kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) education & advocacy group based in New York City. The purpose of this hui is to bring together Native Hawaiian transplants in NYC to educate and inform non-Hawaiians on their culture, with particular focus on Hawaiian history, contemporary issues, and the perpetuation of native language. In addition, Na '?iwi NYC is an advocacy group supporting Native Hawaiian civil and human rights. Below, a flier for 30th anniversary celebration of the 1843 treaty
Letter: NAACP pledge to unify America, stop racism
Thousands gathered Monday, January 18 at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, to commemorate the Martin Luther King holiday. “King Day at the Dome,” an event hosted each year by the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP, began in 2000 to protest the Confederate flag that still flies in front of the State House dome.
Letter: Minority rights never advanced by popular vote
Hawaii residents held a candlelight vigil attended by 300 to 400 people in support of House Bill 444 on March 7, 2009.
Letter: Why is the government in the marriage business? Letter to Lingle: ‘We urge you to make HB444 the law’
The Hawaii State Civil Rights Commission marches in the 2010 Honolulu LGBT Pride Parade.
Letter: Why Gay Pride? →
The Stonewall Riots in New York City
Letter: Friends of Queen Theater look to community for support →
Kaimuki's Queen Theater in 1943.
Letter: Shouldn’t contributors in campaign spending violations be punished, too? →
The Hawaii State Seal fronts the entrance to the State Capitol.
Letter: Lingle must bring parties together for child-focused solution to furloughs →
Parents, students, and teachers prepare their weekend strategy during the sit-in at the Governor's Office last Friday, April 9. Photo by Travis Quezon
Letter: Workers unions still standing against Walgreens →
Protesters hold signs outside of the Walgreens pharmacy in Kailua last year. Pride at Work Hawaii has endorsed the boycott of Walgreens Drug Stores, called by the Hawaii Carpenters Union and also endorsed by the Hawai'i State AFL-CIO. Photo from HonoluluAgonizer.com
Letter: City missed chances to install speed abatement measures on Wanaao Road →
Kailua residents have been trying for years to address a speeding problem on Wanaao Road. Photo from WanaaoSewer.com
Letter: To pave over these lands is to pave over my culture →
An audience at February's Land Use Commission hearing look on as testifiers speak on the record about the planned Koa Ridge development in Central Oahu. Photo by Ikaika Hussey