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Off the news: Aging Hilo hospital morgue at overcapacity

It’s rather chilling: The Hilo Benioff Medical Center (HBMC) morgue, built 40 years ago to hold an expected maximum of 16 bodies, has been chronically over capacity because of its use by Hawaii County to store bodies being held for coroner’s inquest cases and criminal investigations. Read more

Editorial: New chapter for Waikiki facility

The campus at the Waikiki Community Center (WCC) is reaching the end of its practical lifespan, and that provides an ideal opportunity for the 46-year-old nonprofit running it to reenvision itself and plan for the next five decades. Read more

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Letter: Trump deserved better from some lawmakers

This past Saturday I was listening to a local radio host speaking about the attempted assassination of former President Trump, and he was reading some comments from our congressional representatives regarding this incident. Read more

Editorial: Vote must be cast after odious act

Sad to say, there’s nothing new about the level of political violence on the U.S. landscape. The public has become inured to bloody conflict, the latest fresh shock dealt as an attempted assassination at a campaign rally Saturday. Read more

Off the news: Hula’s LGBTQ+ bar celebrates 50th year

It’s a long shot that an entertainment venue will retain its popularity for 50 years — but Waikiki’s Hula’s has stayed the course, earning its reputation as Honolulu’s legacy gay bar by making entertainment job one, with live music, DJs and drag shows throughout the week and a mission to serve up “Aloha for All.” Read more

Letter: Violent rhetoric, threats nothing new for Trump

The commentators saying that political violence has no place in America should talk to people like Rep. Jamie Raskin, who investigated Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election; he has endured constant death threats. Also talk to the prosecutors, judges and staff in Trump’s criminal trials for election interference. Read more

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