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                                Gov. David Ige
Editorial: Grim prognosis for state budget

As the state Legislature ends its historically difficult session today, the work for its next one is already piling up. And a great deal of it — trying to square up the state’s costs with its plummeting tax revenues — won’t wait. Read more

Island Voices

Bradford Harrison
Column: For more peaceful community, teach kids to reject violence

Adult Friends for Youth (AFY) knows this all too well. For 36 years we have worked tirelessly to stop violence in schools and communities. Read more


                                Pictured is the N. King Street entrance of Kekaulike Mall.
Letters: Risk too great to hold Chinatown street party; Some controversial statues should remain; Voting in person safer than mail-in balloting

Risk too great to hold Chinatown street party; Some controversial statues should remain; Voting in person safer than mail-in balloting. Read more

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Off the News

                                USS Arizona Memorial for visitors at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial on Sunday, September 1 , 2019.
Off the News: Return to the Arizona Memorial

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has been pretty quiet since it reopened on June 19, so it’s heartening to see that the National Park Service has resumed trips to one of its most significant and popular sites — the USS Arizona Memorial, above the sunken battleship and grave. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                In fall 2019, as a volunteer, Ray Tsuchiyama led a team of University of Hawaii Information & Computer Science Department students to Kalakaua Middle School, his alma mater, to teach a computer science course.
Column: Youth power: Learn from Arkansas’ digital economy quest

With huge statewide unemployment triggered by the COVID-19 visitor shutdown, Hawaii is searching for new industries — guided by the governor-appointed economic “navigator.” Read more

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                                Richard Schuman
Richard Schuman: The aviation executive with a famous family name in Hawaii plans for the future of post-pandemic air travel

We were not in merger discussions prior to the pandemic. Very early on, once people first started talking about coronavirus, we started helping each other by sharing passengers and combining flights. Read more


                                A Hawaiian flag.
                                STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 6
                                A Hawaiian flag.
Column: He aloha no ku‘u hoa ‘aki mau i ka palu ‘o Kepano

My friend, Kepano Trussel, is gone. He passed away last Friday. He was an unheralded champion for the Hawaiian language, leaving a legacy of data he had collected from Hawaiian language sources. Read more

On Politics

Richard Borreca: Get ready for Hawaii’s inaugural vote-by-mail election coming up in weeks

The last really big deal in how Hawaii held elections came in 1968 when voters were first given computer punch cards to be used as ballots. A computer read the cards, counted each candidate’s votes and Hawaii joined the age of electronic voting. Read more

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