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                                Hawaii governor David Ige.
Editorial: Ige must square, share plan details

The state Department of Health is paying a marketing firm, using federal coronavirus pandemic funds, for market research and media consulting for COVID-19 communications aimed at hard-to-reach groups. 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


                                Healthcare worker from Kalihi Kai Urgent Care carried a sample for a COVID-19 test at Wahiawa Community Park on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Letters: Rapid tests needed to keep businesses open; Trump to blame for delays by Postal Service; Cal Thomas nothing but right-wing propagandist

Rapid tests needed to keep businesses open; Trump to blame for delays by Postal Service; Cal Thomas nothing but right-wing propagandist. Read more

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Off the News

                                Dozens of city workers line up to be tested for covid-19 at Honolulu Hale on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Honolulu.
Off the News: Stirring the potluck at Honolulu Hale

This can’t be sitting well with Mayor Kirk Caldwell: The state had noted that an employee potluck at Honolulu Hale was “a potential transmission source” for a cluster of 11 cases of COVID-19. 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 ...

                                Diane Peters-Nguyen, Hawaii regional CEO for the American Red Cross.
Diane Peters-Nguyen: Hurricane Douglas and COVID-19 presented a double challenge to the Red Cross in Hawaii

Last month, as Hurricane Douglas approached, the Red Cross was in need of shelter volunteers. What was the response, and how did the sheltering effort go? 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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