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Opinion

Samantha Black, editor

The candidates' stands on climate change

The outcome of the 2008 presidential election could very well have a big impact on a wide range of environmental issues, especially climate change. [More]


Clockwise from left: Obama, Edwards, Clinton, Kucinich, McCain.

Images courtesy Earthtalk and candidate Web sites

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U.S., Asia must renew Pacific partnership

According to a preview of the premier issue of East-West Dialogue, a publication designed to stimulate discussion and commentary, East-West Center President Charles E. Morrison and one of its senior fellows, Peter A. Petri, believe that Asia is about to overtake the United States in key economic areas. [More]

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With democracy comes responsibility: stand up for your benefits

It is almost the end of this semester. I have papers due, and finals are coming up unjustifiably fast. Instead of getting ready for them, I am sitting here and writing this op/ed. Why? Because THIS is something that bothers me, and I will not be able to think about anything else until I let you know what it is. [More]


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DOT responds to windward campus traffic concerns

According to a letter to the University, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (DOT) will be issuing a work order to install additional signage, repainting of the crosswalks, and widening of the space between the crosswalk and the current vehicle stop line to increase pedestrian safety on the Kamehameha Highway near the Hawai‘i Loa campus. DOT will also request that the City and County assign this area to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to further enforce the speed laws. [More]


Kamehameha Highway at the Hawai'i Loa campus entrance is always a risky crossing.

File photo

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Doing violence for free speech

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked Congress to hand it broad powers to regulate “excessive violence” on TV, the way it currently restricts “indecent” speech: broadcasters who violate the FCC’s limitations on “excessive violence” will face crippling fines and, potentially, the loss of their broadcast licenses. Isn’t it time to ask: How did a country that reveres free speech end up with a government agency that imposes continually expanding speech restrictions—and where will those restrictions end? [More]

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Internet + caution can open up to new friends

“They don’t seem like rapist types,” a friend said, recapping a night out with new friends we had first met on the Internet. Her concern was well grounded. The news has been full, the past few years, of stories about negative experiences people have had with “friends” met on the Internet. [More]


Rena Fulgencio, second from left, poses for a picture withfriends she met on MySpace.

Courtesy Rena Fulgencio

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