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Letters to the Editor

Carpenters union smears Sylvia Luke with lies

Today’s mail brought not one, but two expensive full-color mailers sent out by the political wing of the Hawaii Carpenters Union. Both mailers were filled with lies about Sylvia Luke, candidate for lieutenant governor and for one of Hawaii’s best and most effective legislators. The ...

Insurrection hearings fake news for TV

The fake Jan. 6 hearings are appropriately shown during primetime TV, since it’s nothing more than a television drama. It’s not a court of law. It’s made to influence those mindless people who watch and believe anything that their TV shows them. Ask yourself why none of the people ...

Unconscionable that flag has not been raised here

It hasn’t flown for National Vietnam Veterans Day, Army Day, National Former POW Recognition Day, Patriots Day, VE Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, D-Day, Flag Day, Korean War Day, Coast Guard Day and Purple Heart Day. It hasn’t even flown at half-staff for all the ...

Nothing more than spending on wishful national programs

The recent bill passed by the U.S. Senate, the Inflation Reduction Act, this country cannot afford right now. Numerous economists have concluded that this bill, at its best, might lower inflation in a year or two, down one-third of one percent. Making a 15 percent minimum tax for ...

Fossil fuel industry behind climate disasters

Seeing headlines in local news outlets covering these climate disasters made me realize that most news stories show no connection between them and their main cause: fossil fuels. This is dangerous, because many people will continue to refuse to see that longer, hotter and deadlier summers ...

Takes strong person to fight hard fights

It takes a strong person to fight the not-so-easy fights. Walter Ritte has been there and done that. He has stood up against so much adversity for decades. His actions are teaching us to do the same even when it looks hopeless. I have so much appreciation for those who fought before us, ...