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Our View

                                HART Executive Director and CEO Andrew Robbins held a press conference at the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College.
Editorial: HART board must explain its actions

Today, with the stakes much higher, such openness is due taxpayers about where Robbins went so wrong as CEO, so that adjustments can be made, as much as possible, for the betterment of the rail project. Read more

Island Voices

David Miyashiro is executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN.
Column: Action needed on education emergency

This is an emergency situation that requires an emergency response. Now is the time to spring into action for our struggling families. Read more


                                People relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu.
Letters: Hawaii can welcome weary mainlanders; Ease restrictions in ways that make better sense; Different leadership couldn’t be worse

Duke Kahanamoku would be proud of us when we show our aloha to these wonderful folks. Read more

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Off the News

                                A large crowd gathered to watch the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing contest.
Off the News: No Eddie tournament this year

The last time the waves lined up an Eddie swell — waves hitting the 20-plus-foot range for an eight-hour period — the 2016 event attracted a beachfront crowd of many thousand spectators. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                The Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, with at least 59 residents and 20 staff members testing positive by the end of last week; as of Friday, 10 residents had died since the outbreak.
Column: Better coordinated responses, as seen in disasters, needed for elderly against COVID

We have watched daily the sadness of COVID-19 at the Yukie Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. Many have wondered how could so many of the home’s residents be affected quickly and die in such large numbers. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Dan O’Meara, Honolulu Consumer & Housing Managing Attorney.
Dan O’Meara: The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii lawyer works to help tenants and their landlords survive the COVID-19 shutdown

What’s the latest on state and federal eviction protection due to COVID-19 upheaval? Read more


                                Sunset over the Honolulu skyline from the Pali scenic lookout.
Column: Pili ka mana‘o o “mana‘o o pili pono” i ka pono?

Synopsis: We who have learned Hawaiian as a second language are susceptible to speaking English in Hawaiian. We should aspire to speak Hawaiian in Hawaiian. Read more

On Politics

KAT WADE / 2019
                                U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a public town hall to give updates on his work in D.C. and answer questions at Washington Middle School.
On Politics: Sen. Schatz applies needed pressure to get federal help on deadly Hilo elderly home situation

If Brian Schatz is now learning how to use those federal tools and has the interest in doing so, it will open a new era in federal leadership. Read more

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