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                                Pictured are former Honolulu Managing Director Roy Amemiya Jr., former Corporation Counsel Donna Leong and former Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Max Sword.
Editorial: More fallout from Kealoha scandal

Honolulu’s former police chief and his then-wife Katherine Kealoha — the former deputy city prosecutor — are now in prison for corruption, and some of the horrid mess surrounding the scandal was swept to the side as time marched on. Read more

Editorial: Curbing emergency power

Who’s in charge here? Where COVID-19 is concerned, for much of the past two years, it’s been Gov. David Ige. From March 2020 to the end of November 2021, the pandemic has been navigated through his executive authority to issue emergency proclamations. Read more

                                House Speaker Scott K. Saiki.
Editorial: It’s time to raise minimum wage

In the numbers game that is setting a minimum wage, one figure stands out: $5 an hour. That’s the estimated worth of Hawaii’s $10.10-per-hour minimum wage when adjusted for cost of living, according to a 2020 report from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Read more

                                These are examples of reusable food containers that are plant based.
Editorial: Reuse, recycle for a clean planet

Plastic’s strength has proved to be its curse. Durable plastic containers don’t get soggy when filled with food, nor will they decay when tossed out. Lightweight, sturdy and inexpensive compared with a lot of alternatives, they do their job well. Too well. They have a lifespan of forever, yet they’re usually discarded after a single use, to end up in a landfill or floating in the ocean — trash. Read more

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