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Editorial: Inmates need new quarantine space

Releasing lower-risk inmates from jails and prisons before their sentences are up was a plan aimed at reducing prison overcrowding and the risk of coronavirus contagion. Read more

Island Voices

                                Jeremiah “Jay” Ana is the president of Young Brothers, LLC, which handles and transports interisland freight for Hawaii.
Column: Young Brothers needs a lifeline from the PUC to stay afloat

Over the last 120 years, Young Brothers has served the people of Hawaii and connected our island communities through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and World War II. Read more


                                 The illuminated route sign on TheBus’ Route 2 (Waikiki, K.C.C., also displays a reminder to bus riders - “Wear A Mask When On TheBus,” as it prepares to stop on So. King St. just past Keeaumoku St., Friday, April 24, 2020.
Letters: Young bus riders use T-shirts, not masks; USPS must survive for country’s sake; Money for marketing, but not for jobless

Young bus riders use T-shirts, not masks; USPS must survive for country’s sake; Money for marketing, but not for jobless. Read more

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Off the News

                                Public access to nearly all park amenities remained closed due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Waikiki on Sunday Aug. 9, and the reimposition of the Governor’s and Mayor’s emergency orders last week.
Off the News: Let community gardens reopen

Honolulu’s COVID-19 emergency order groups community gardens with city parks, beaches and other recreational facilities being locked down through Sept. 4. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                A conceptual rendering shows a proposal to convert the Ala Wai Golf Course into wetlands. It features an elevated pedestrian promenade along the mauka edge of the Ala Wai Canal.
Column: $50 million Topgolf project has stalled

The $50 million Topgolf project has stalled (“Topgolf hits pause on $50M Ala Wai plan,” Star-Advertiser, July 29). Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Dr. Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, a professor of Social Work at HPU.
Halaevalu Vakalahi: A leader in Hawaii’s Pacific Islander communities offers ways to help this vulnerable population handle health issues, including COVID-19

Why are COVID-19 infections so high among Pacific Island (PI) communities relative to their population numbers? Read more


                                President Donald Trump.
Column: I hoa pili ka puni wale no ka wahahe’e

Synopsis: The president has consistently pandered to his religious supporters by making questionable claims that are demonstrably false, clearly violating the Ninth Commandment. Read more

On Politics

                                State Health director Dr. Bruce Anderson, left, and governor David Ige listen to questions from reporters via Zoom audio during a press conference on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the State Capitol in Honolulu.
On Politics: Finally, state comes out with robust mask-wearing ad campaign; just hope it’s not too late

Politicians and public leaders absolutely know communication is necessary. To be heard, you have to talk. Speak right up, let everyone hear you. Show them your ideas and plans are sound and valuable. Read more

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