Letters to the Editor [Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)]
Obamacare benefits being oversold?
I am thrilled to learn that, according to
I hope this will be the case, but forgive me for being skeptical that I'll see a drop in my premiums.
If this is not a goal or economically realistic, I implore those who keep campaigning on this promise to stop beating that drum.
Kris Schwengel Hawaii Kai
Punishment needed for stream dumping
I totally agree with
It's outrageous to think that all this concrete was just dumped in a stream, given that the PVT landfill is just a few miles away.
Jones Act is not main barrier to LNG
Criticism of the Jones Act relating to liquid natural gas (LNG) vessels is premature.
Most marine LNG loading and storage facilities require a substantial investment of capital and resources as well as safe, isolated sites to load and discharge this highly explosive cargo. Large tankers loaded with LNG have the potential to create disasters of epic proportions.
The Jones Act has provided
Louis Mendez Honolulu
Ban will cripple Kailua businesses
Council Bill 11 was proposed to save
If Bill 11 passes, it will kill three small businesses, eliminate 100 jobs and make Kailua beach less accessible to taxpayers who have the right to use the beach just as much as the folks in Lanikai.
Rather than abusing these businesses, the city and state should designate the
Bill 11 will increase unemployment, reduce visitor spending and do nothing about beach traffic. It is extremely unfair to Kailua town small-business operators and their customers. A traffic cop in front of Kalapawai Market would do significantly more than Bill 11 to solve the traffic problems at Kailua beach.
'Biodegradable' can be misused term
The city's proposed ban on plastic bags is a good idea but has gaping holes in the definition of biodegradable plastic bags.
First, unless there is periodic, random testing of the biodegradability of the bags themselves, then anyone could sidestep the law by merely imprinting, "biodegradable" and the 3-arrow symbol on any old plastic bag. I've seen some around
I believe that loosely written legislation such as Bill 10 will exacerbate plastic bag biodegradable claim fraud in order to sidestep the law.
Bag ban is all about imposing more fees
It was so ironic that the very week the
The whole idea of this is to impose more fees - fees that never are used for the original intention.
Margaret M. Giles
Cayetano was just being honest
I have always had great respect for U.S. Sen.
Regarding the race for mayor of
Inouye may have been offended, but Cayetano was just being honest.
A recent editorial stated that Cayetano was doing a "disservice" to the people regarding the rail issue ("Cayetano's rail tactics a disservice,"
During Cayetano's years as governor, he made many controversial statements. However, he could always support it with facts and data, likewise regarding the rail issue.
Roy Komoto Kaneohe
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