Sun, sand and sea may influence suicide rates

Suicide was the eighth-leading cause of death in Florida in 2017. The number of people who died by suicide totaled 3,187. Florida suicide rates for white and black males were higher than the rates for white and black females. The suicide rate for white males was the highest, while the suicide rate for black females was the lowest.

Standing for what is right in TMT standoff

In regards to Maunakea, the state has launched an effective campaign using the art of distractions: DLNR claims damage to native plants; the governor cites media threats; newspapers publish the cost of law enforcement; editorials claim hypothetical loss of potential income to the state.

Be there Friday — climate change is real

Please join me, and a whole lot of other people from across the planet — Friday, Sept. 20 (see details at bottom) - Help send a message to policymakers and government leaders everywhere and tell them:

Allegations don’t prove someone’s guilt

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued a statement Sunday in response to the publication of reporting from the New York Times regarding the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

New car lusting, questing and educating

“I am not a ‘thing’-oriented person,” I reminded myself as two of my friends came tootling up in red cars that shone sassy-sweet as candy apples. “I am not my car,” I reminded myself again as others came along in snappy, ocean-blue and polar-white, brand-new SUVs and hybrids equipped with all the newest bells and whistles, including back-up views.