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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Construction is underway at the Kanehili homestead subdivision in Kapolei.
Editorial: Reform the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ housing model

The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act was signed into law in 1921, and in the century that the statute has languished on the federal books, its implementation has continually failed to meet its mission. Read more

Island Voices

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Column: State should self-insure health plans for employees, retirees

Gov. David Ige’s July 17 COVID-19 emergency proclamation suspended the law requiring the state, counties and their employees to pay annual contributions to the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) for fiscal year 2020-2021. Read more

Letters

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017
                                Larry Ellison, right, speaks during an interview at the Four Season Resort Lanai.
Letters: What is Larry Ellison’s plan to tackle COVID-19?; City’s rules on wearing masks difficult to find; Solar energy better than CO2 from Hu Honua

I am so dismayed by a recent media report that said the COVID-19 cases on Lanai are now up to 67 from zero, all within an extremely short period of time. Read more

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Off the News

JAMM AQUINO / MAY 8
Editorial: More food distribution events

In less than six months after Hawaii’s first COVID-19 cases surfaced, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed more than 13 million pounds of food on Oahu and Kauai. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

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Column: Reimagining education with purpose is needed in pandemic — and for future

In the midst of the biggest disruption in the history of education, we are re-evaluating and adjusting our education practices and protocols, while also questioning the core purpose of education. Read more

5 Questions With ...

CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “What I can promise you is that we won’t go away. Kapu Breakers is here to stay. We have a great group of professionals, executives, physicians, medical experts and travel industry workers. All of us are concerned for the health and safety of our residents, our kupuna and our keiki,” Angela Keen said.
Angela Keen: Former TV journalist helps track down quarantine scofflaws through her Kapu Breakers Facebook group

I’m a former TV news reporter. In my days at KGMB News (now Hawaii News Now), I often would dig up information for colleagues simply because I enjoyed being a super sleuth. For quarantine breakers, if a checked name comes back as someone who should be in quarantine, I then do a deep dig online. Read more

Kauakukalahale

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Column: Kū‘ono‘ono ke ke‘ena kilo hōkū i loko nō o ka wā wī

Synopsis: At this time of economic hardship, it does not make sense for the University of Hawaii to hire a permanent director for its Institute of Astronomy. It should reflect the belt- tightening required of the rest of the units. Read more

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Former Gov. George Ariyoshi speaks at the Hawaii Convention Center in 2016.
On Politics: Former Gov. Ariyoshi’s book gives thoughtful advice from a man with Hawaii State Plan

The late Hawaii lobbyist John Radcliffe was fond of advising clients and colleagues to “have a plan.” Read more

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