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STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 29
Editorial: Public must take safety seriously in Hawaii

There is no grading on a curve with COVID-19. As we all can see from the past week of spiking infection counts, half-hearted attempts to comply with good public-health practices, regardless of how much worse it may be in hot spots across the mainland, add up to failure. Read more

ILLUSTRATION BY JOE GUINTO / JGUINTO@STARADVERTISER.COM
Column: If you love Hawaii, don’t get lax on masks, distancing

Many of us are watching with grave concern as hospitals in parts of the mainland struggle with severe surges in COVID-19 cases. Several of my colleagues in other states are wrestling with PPE (personal protective equipment) shortages and ethical decisions that I hope we never have to face here. Read more

COURTESY HU HONUA BIOENERGY
                                The Hu Honua Bioenergy plant on Hawaii island is nearly complete but has been dealt an operational setback.
Column: Hu Honua’s benefits must be recognized

Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC management appreciates the Star-Advertiser editorial’s effort to provide a thoughtful and balanced analysis of the issues surrounding the recent decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to dismiss Hu Honua’s power purchase agreement (PPA). Read more

STAR-ADVERTISER / AUG. 29
                                PVT Land Company’s landfill is the only one licensed to take construction and demolition debris.
Editorial: Landfill dispute heats up in Nanakuli

The proposed expansion of a private construction-debris landfill in Nanakuli remains a contentious issue among its neighbors and others on Oahu’s west side, who understandably object to continuing to bear the burden of the rest of the island’s garbage. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Watumull’s was located at the left of Auana Quilts at Ala Moana Shopping Center. It was closed earlier this year.
Editorial: Local businesses need rent lifeline

Among the bottom-line findings in a recent survey released by a Hawaii business coalition: Commercial landlords are under pressure to collect rents from tenants, in part to pay property taxes; and more tenant rent relief is needed for many businesses to avoid permanent closure. Read more

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Shoppers at Ala Moana wearing their face masks.
Editorial: Act to tamp down rise of COVID-19

After many states closed all but essential businesses beginning in mid-March due to the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, some began reopening those in the non-essential bracket as early as late April — albeit with social distancing, various mask-wearing requirements and capacity restrictions. Read more


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