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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                University of Hawaii President David Lassner.
Off the News: UH keeps most classes online

It’s encouraging that University of Hawaii President David Lassner sees possibility for a robust mix of in-person and online instruction, starting next fall. Meanwhile, though, the 10-campus system plans to continue conducting most classes online for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

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                                Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park President & CEO Elizabeth Fien (left) and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Superintendent Rhonda Loh check out the new orientation signs on the Kilauea Visitor Center lanai.
Off the News: Lanai eases up on restrictions

Lanai’s lockdown was eased Thursday, to a “safer at home” order from a strict “stay at home” one. That’s a huge relief, signaling a decrease in alarming coronavirus spread over the past few weeks: the island of 2,000 residents saw its first-ever COVID-19 case on Oct. 20, and the count quickly spiked, to 106 total as of this week. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Katherine Kealoha
Off the News: Kealoha case keeps dragging on

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is a legal axiom most commonly associated with the right to a speedy trial — but it now should apply on Oahu taxpayers’ behalf to repeated delays in the sentencings of Louis and Katherine Kealoha. Read more


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