||Counties begin to get equity from state
The first step toward fairer fiscal treatment of Hawai'i's four counties was finally reached this week in an out-of-court settlement between the counties and the state. The state agreed to let the counties keep a portion of the public service company taxes imposed on utilities.
Abortion for minors presents a dilemma
Under ideal circumstances, girls would be in constant, close consultation with their parents about every important life decision from academics and religion, chores and curfew, to sensitive issues such as sex and abstinence, pregnancy prevention and the choices that accompany pregnancy.
'Pedestrian Bill of Rights' is needed
We must fight this problem on many fronts to save the lives of our pedestrians. The drafting and implementing of a "Pedestrian Bill of Rights" could be the first step in changing all of our mindsets. By Duke Sturgeon, Honolulu resident.