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Prices go up with China tariffs

The merchants in Chinatown, and elsewhere in Honolulu, are already feeling the bite from the Trump administration’s trade war underway with China. The tariffs have pressed sellers to up their prices by some 25% to offset the increase. Read more

A PR firm for Tsuneyoshi

An annual $25,000 contingency fund that goes to each City Council member is intended to cover expenses incurred while conducting official city business, such as the purchase of lei for honorees and travel-related costs. Read more

Twitter follows Gabbard

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard posted a 5.1% increase to hit 445,113 Twitter followers after her moment in Wednesday’s debate, dunning the criminal justice record of a fellow Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Kamala Harris. Read more

Improving health of babies

It is disturbing to hear the statistic from the March of Dimes: Native Hawaiian and Filipino mothers’ risk of delivering a premature baby is above average; they comprise half of Hawaii’s preemies, who can have lifelong health complications. Read more

Here come the hurricanes

Given that NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicted that our region will see up to eight tropical cyclones this season, we shouldn’t be surprised that the likes of Erick and Flossie are gathering strength and moving our way. Read more

Gabbard versus Google

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made her presidential campaign pro-peace. Nonetheless, she has just declared war — not against Russia or any state power, but against Google. Read more

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