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                                Gino Bua casually carried 75 lbs. while walking in Ala Moana Regional Park on Wednesday. With so much being built in Kakaako, the open respite of Ala Moana park is increasingly cherished for its walkable open green spaces and shade trees alongside a world-class beach.
Editorial: A ‘People’s Park’ victory; Going after trash dumping; Ethics in government

Every Saturday, we’ll present these short-take editorials to reflect on some of the week’s news. Read more

Island Voices

                                The absentee ballot team in the counting center set up in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol, Saturday, August 13, 2016.
Column: Automatic voter registration will expand access to voting

We live in a time of challenges and crises. Our planet is in peril as we drag our feet on addressing the climate crisis. Read more


                                Part of a new proposal by the Honolulu Rate Commission calls for single rides on the bus to go up 25 cents. The proposal will be the subject of Honolulu Rate Commission public hearings early next month.
Letters: Free bus rides better than rail; Use more EVs; Trump lacks family values

Has anyone figured out how much it would have cost to eliminate bus fares altogether instead of building rail? Read more

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Off the News

Off the News: Speak up on Farrington Highway

Farrington Highway, which serves as the west side’s primary connection to Honolulu, is slated for a multimodal makeover to address traffic congestion and safety concerns. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                This school lunch consisting of teriyaki chicken, brown rice, mixed vegetables, and sliced oranges was served at a local school as part of a program that incorporated fresh and local products.
Column: Let’s not roll back on Hawaii schools’ healthy lunch strides

We need to stand up to the Trump administration’s misguided attempts to weaken nutrition standards. Read more

Name in the News

                                Anna Neubauer, the president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Anna Neubauer: New CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society looks to mend fences, expand to Ewa

Anna Neubauer has seen communities with something like Oahu’s population of free-roaming cats — a mix of feral animals and pets that are simply unrestrained — but it’s been a while. Read more


                                A pangolin, whose front right and back left paws were amputated by poaching snares, stands in its enclosure at the Phnom Tamao Zoo in Takeo, Cambodia. The world’s most trafficked mammal is suspected as a potential coronavirus host.
Column: Aloha nō kahi panolina, ua hōʻāhewa ʻia nāna ka maʻi

The pangolin has been accused of bringing the coronavirus from the animal kindom to us humans. Perhaps this is retribution for what we’ve done to the pangolin. Read more

On Politics

                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park on Feb. 12.
Richard Borreca: For mayoral hopefuls, including 2 political newbies, time will be of the essence

Because he has never run for office in Hawaii, Rick Blangiardi may be considered a political outsider — but the campaign team revealed when Blangiardi announced for mayor last week was a perfectly balanced cast of insiders. Read more

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