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                                President-elect Joe Biden stands with his wife Jill Biden after speaking at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in New Castle, Del.
Editorial: Nation in crisis need healing

For most of his political life, Joseph Biden has had his heart set on Jan. 20 being a defining moment, when after three runs for the nation’s highest elected office, he would be inaugurated president of the United States. Read more

                                The U.S. Capitol is seen through security fencing on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Washington as security is increased ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Editorial: Let us pull back from the brink

Martin Luther King Jr. was clear in his many orations about the role of nonviolent action in achieving a just cause. “We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension,” he once said. “We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” Violence does not yield solutions, according to King, only more destruction. Read more

                                Kaimuki resident purchases a mid-afternoon snack at Otto Cake.
Editorial: Small businesses need PPP infusion

A recent University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) forecast sees meaningful economic recovery in our tourism-dependent state taking hold in mid-2021. Meanwhile, many small businesses and nonprofits, which employ more than half of the state’s workforce, will be fighting to stay afloat. Read more

                                Aloha Stadium. Pictured is the ticket gate area of the stadium.
Editorial: Increase UH role in stadium plans

There are other tenants that make regular use of the Aloha Stadium, but none as important or longstanding as University of Hawaii football. So the fact that there seems to be a disconnect between UH and the agencies involved in charting the stadium’s future presents a serious problem that needs prompt resolution. Read more

                                Travelers are screened after arriving on transpacific flights on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Editorial: Fixing budget will be tough balance

The state Council on Revenues has drafted a relatively sunny updated economic forecast, pinned on hopes that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will accelerate rollout of COVID-19 vaccine and testing for infection, which in turn will encourage more travel to tourism-dependent Hawaii. Read more

Editorial: Biden, Congress must close divide

The national wounds, left by many years of political divisions, are deep. Many Americans did not realize how deep they were until the violent discord spilled out Wednesday on TV and digital screens, a disturbingly violent U.S. Capitol siege. Read more

Editorial: Home invasion alert

With more people spending more time at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, police say they’re seeing more cases of home invasions in which intruders are unexpectedly confronting household occupants. Read more

                                Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.
Editorial: Severe penalties for Capitol siege

On Wednesday, as the U.S. Capitol was shockingly overrun by a mob that turned violent, members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation relayed statements confirming their safety — and expressing outrage at the president’s role in spurring on supporters who temporarily halted Electoral College deliberations. Read more

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