There is a great deal of debate surrounding the proposed merger of NextEra Energy and the Hawaiian Electric Cos. What we must not lose sight of in all the noise is the fact Hawaii pays the highest electricity rates in the country, and we need to find real ways to bring those costs down to the benefit of residents, businesses and the state.
I’ve been losing classmates. My husband’s family — his mother, his uncle and two aunties — all had diabetes and passed away before age 55. We were happy just to get to 50 years old. We joyously celebrated every birthday since then. We’re now 59 and 58 years old.