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                                Honolulu Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi
Editorial: City Council conflicts

Complaints about conflicts of interests are a recurring theme at Honolulu Hale. It’s no secret that special interests — developers and labor unions in particular — work hard to get the mayor and the nine members of the City Council to support their projects. Read more

                                Murphy’s Bar & Grill will be reopening its new outdoor eating area next Monday. The space originally opened in August but was closed after the second lockdown. Owner Don Murphy (pictured) said that it will be open Monday thru Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Editorial: Help restaurants stay in business

As Honolulu tries for a second time to recover from COVID-19’s crushing impact on the kamaaina economy, restaurants are now reopening — as they did the first time — with tables set at least 6 feet apart and protective partitions in place for dining at 50% capacity. Read more

                                Beretania Florist owner takes down the “Closed” sign on the door at the shop.
Editorial: Reopen gradually, but also steadily

Coming off a monthlong reset, the framework for Honolulu’s new plan to curb COVID-19 spread sensibly stresses reopening at a more conservative pace — one in which opportunity for month-to-month gains through the rest of the year hinge on two criteria: the number of daily cases reported and test positivity rate. Read more

                                The Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home.
Editorial: Strict oversight for Hilo nursing home

In an effort to stop the worst coronavirus outbreak at a Hawaii nursing home — the deadliest of any local hot spot — it’s finally encouraging that a 20-member U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “tiger team” is now assembled at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Read more

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