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COURTESY THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE / AUGUST 13
                                Hawaii Governor David Ige and other State officials held a press conference.
Editorial: State budget cuts must be surgical

When public worker furloughs are tapped as one means to making ends meet, the state must make those surgically, to maintain social-service safety nets and front-line worker services. Read more

Island Voices

Yoo Ra Sung interned this summer for the Americans for Democratic Action organization in Hawaii.
Column: COVID-19 has been disaster for women

The skills and abilities of women are crucial to help our economy and world recover from this unprecedented crisis, and without the proper support from labor and unemployment systems, women are struggling to survive in a bleak new reality. Read more

Letters

COURTESY KIMO ROSEN
                                Levi rings up groceries while wearing a mask.
Letters: To restart economy, stop taxing people; Suspend unneeded capital projects; Tourists should take more COVID-19 tests

People should not be taxed to eat, take necessary medicines, drive to the store or work and stay in their homes. For many non-government employees throughout Hawaii, but especially in the tourism sector, it is a struggle to just get by. Read more

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Off the News

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                This is the former Bowl O Drome in Moiliili that fronts Isenberg St. DHHL is being offered some state financing help to redevelop the old bowling alley property for housing.
Off the News: DHHL’s high-rise rental project

Some 16 years after the Stadium Bowl-O-Drome bowling alley closed, leaving the prime Moiliili property mostly unused, new life is prepping to emerge. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2007
                                The Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, with at least 59 residents and 20 staff members testing positive by the end of last week; as of Friday, 10 residents had died since the outbreak.
Column: Better coordinated responses, as seen in disasters, needed for elderly against COVID

We have watched daily the sadness of COVID-19 at the Yukie Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. Many have wondered how could so many of the home’s residents be affected quickly and die in such large numbers. Read more

5 Questions With ...

CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Na‘alehu Anthony, who runs the Hawaii Covid Cooperative and Covidpau.org website. He’s also director of Moananuiākea One Ocean One People One Canoe.
Na‘alehu Anthony: Native Hawaiian filmmaker leads an effort to provide Hawaii residents with reliable, useful information about COVID-19

The Hawai‘i COVID Collaborative is a hui of private health care systems, businesses and nonprofits formed to address the unmet need for reliable, accurate, actionable public information. Read more

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People at Ala Moana Regional Park to exercise and relax.
Column: Eo ka ho‘okē ho‘okamani i ka puni mana

Synopsis: Hypocrisy is rife. A new appointment to the Supreme Court, based on ideological positions, could soon bring an end to abortion rights. Read more

On Politics

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Honolulu mayoral candidates Keith Amemiya and Rick Blangiardi.
On Politics: Blangiardi, Amemiya will need to talk more about rail funding, given dismal scenario

We have two politicians with a demonstrated ability to talk and and talk, struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?” Read more

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