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Editorial: Hawaii’s first turn as FestPAC host

The 13th annual Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) is just over two weeks away, landing in Hawaii from June 6 through June 16. About 2,500 delegates from 28 Pacific island nations will soon arrive, prepared to represent Pacific culture. Read more

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Column: Fund keiki care to help small businesses

Soaring child care costs, exacerbated by the lingering effects of COVID-19, are forcing many of Hawaii’s entrepreneurs to choose between their life’s work and their children. Read more

Letter: Government must work to restore public faith

While the Kaneshiro-Mitsunaga trial ended in not guilty verdicts for all defendants, it brought attention to the practice of pay to play in Hawaii politics and government, and contributed to the public’s loss of trust. Read more

Column: Act decisively on firm renewable energy

Mina Morita is a former state Public Utilities Commission chair and former chair of the state House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection; she lives in Hanalei and is a member of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. Read more

Editorial: At-risk youth must be taken off street

Hawaii has one of the highest rates of homeless youth in the U.S. — third highest in the nation, according to 2023 federal Department of Housing and Urban Development data, and this year’s numbers are higher than last year’s. Read more

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