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Off the News: Beware contact-tracing scams

Nefarious scammers prey on people when they are vulnerable, scared or plain confused. So it hasn’t taken long, sadly, for scammers to now launch schemes pretending to be health-care “contact tracers” during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

                                Interisland quarantine travel restrictions were lifted for passengers starting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Hawaii Army National Guard Spc. James Falcon screens an interisland passenger at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Off the News: Travelers will take shorter trips

Here are sobering facts: Chris Tatum, the soon-to-retire head of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, relayed the latest travel study data to lawmakers, showing that more than one-third of travelers surveyed don’t plan to travel commercially until next year. Read more

                                Pictured, matching mask and Puakala Pacific Blue print aloha shirt.
Off the News: Shirt wearers must live aloha, too

We’re Hawaii, and we want our shirts back. Not only do we want them known by their proper name — aloha shirts, and not “Hawaiian shirts” as mainlanders call them — but in particular, they should not have been taken over by a violent political fringe group. Read more

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