||Simple solutions won't solve salary problems
There is nothing magic about paying the same salary to every department director and deputy, regardless of duties, workload or productivity. Lawmakers might look favorably on an executive pay program that offered the bulk of the raises to those directors with the largest responsibilities and greatest productivity.
Sea study commission needs Isle perspective
As the Pew Oceans Commission works toward a recommendation on national policy for marine problems facing the Islands, it must remain aware that not all issues can, or should, be federalized. If the group leaves the Islands with that message alone, the trip will have been worthwhile.
Fluoride makes sense for Hawai'i
Children with lifelong exposure to optimally fluoridated water have at least 18 percent fewer cavities than children with no exposure to optimally fluoridated water. By Bruce Anderson, Director of the state Department of Health.