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                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Editorial: Next mayor must stand and deliver

Honolulu, like cities across the country, is in the midst of a punishing global pandemic that has shuttered businesses, thrown many thousands into unemployment and suppressed tax collections. Read more

Island Voices

                                A whitetip shark is seen here in its ocean element.
Column: Whitetip sharks need protection from commercial fishing

The relationship between humans and the natural world is reciprocal, particularly in Native Hawaiian culture. For me, the mano (shark) is my family ‘aumakua, giving spiritual protection and guidance. Reciprocally, my family traditionally served as kahu mano (shark protectors) tasked with protecting this sacred animal from unnecessary killing. Read more


                                This is the rally at Ala Moana Park just before the start of the BLM March.
Letters: COVID-19 cases mostly flat after BLM protests; Drivers shouldn’t park on beach at Keaau; Auntie Blanche steps up with homes for homeless

COVID-19 cases mostly flat after BLM protests; Drivers shouldn’t park on beach at Keaau; Auntie Blanche steps up with homes for homeless. Read more

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Off the News

                                Young Brothers shipping at Piers 39 and 40 in Honolulu.
Off the News: Young Brothers seeks more help

Young Brothers, the struggling interisland cargo carrier, is sounding increasingly desperate. The company says that rising operating costs and lower cargo volumes due to the COVID-19 economic shutdown have pushed it deep into debt, threatening the essential services it provides the neighbor islands. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Hawaii’s over-dependence on tourism is apparent

Older islanders like me learned to surf at Waikiki as keiki and spent summers surfing Queens, Pops, Threes and Publics, sharing the waves with outrigger canoes awkwardly paddled by sunburned malihini and guided by our idols, the watermen of Kuhio Beach. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                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


Column: He hoopailua ka La Kuokoa o Amelika

Last week’s celebration of America’s independence obscures the true history of native peoples, particularly Native Hawaiians. Let us not forget the true story! Read more

On Politics

                                Sen. Tammy Duckworth arrives for a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 12.
Richard Borreca: Tammy Duckworth is a viable Democratic candidate for vice president, a force to be reckoned with

Both their pictures hang in the McKinley High School Hall of Honor, both lost limbs from grievous war wounds and both carved out careers of political leadership in the U.S. Senate. Read more

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