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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                The new transit smart card called “HOLO,” which was designed for use on TheBus, and in the future, the city’s rail system, during a press conference in from to Honolulu Hale, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The cards are read by a card reader on board the bus.
Editorial: Improve system for transit fares

The transition to the city’s planned combined rail-bus metro system will present a challenge, and not only because bus fares necessarily will go up. Read more

Island Voices

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                                TheBus route 13 drove along Kuhio Ave and Paoakalani St in Waikiki.
Column: Higher bus fares would reduce ridership, increase use of cars

Oahu’s traffic is a classic case of a collective action problem. Everyone hates traffic, but almost everyone contributes by driving, often alone. Read more

Letters

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                                This April 15, 2016 photo provided by the Los Angeles Zoo shows Topatopa the oldest known California condor in North America at the Los Angeles Zoo. Topatopa was hatched sometime in April of 1966 and a year later became the first wild-born condor captured for a breeding program to save a species on the verge of extinction.
Letters: Humans to blame for rapid mass extinction; Haiku Stairs best option; Don’t build Topgolf

Humans to blame for rapid mass extinction; Managed access for Haiku Stairs best option; Don’t build Topgolf on Ala Wai wetland. Read more

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Off the News

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER 
                                Yvonne Hunter, a member of the board of Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum, shows off the number 1 prints of the limited edition works will be available for an early-bird special of $800 for a portfolio membership at HiSAM. Five of Hawaii’s acclaimed female artists reflect on suffrage, 100 years later, from its roots in the birth of a new republic, to the pervasive silencing of women from east to west, to a questioning of our postwar desire for global peace, to present day geopolitical uncertainty, and finally to the possibility of hope.
Off the News: Celebrating Hawaii’s suffragists

The Hawaii State Art Museum exhibit on 100 years of women’s suffrage serves to remind us: Native Hawaiians were involved. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

BRUCE ASATO / 2018
                                Kaito Kimoto uses his chopsticks skills in the “Minute to Win It LEGO Challenge” by the Best Buddies program at the 25th annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day event.
Column: Boosting wages, housing and pre-K will strengthen our community, economy

If our state’s elected officials can work together with the private and nonprofit sectors to turn these proposals into a reality, Hawaii’s people will be better assured of a stable future. Read more

Name in the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Anna Neubauer, the president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Anna Neubauer: New CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society looks to mend fences, expand to Ewa

Anna Neubauer has seen communities with something like Oahu’s population of free-roaming cats — a mix of feral animals and pets that are simply unrestrained — but it’s been a while. Read more

Kauakukalahale

THE NEW YORK TIMES / 2015
                                A pangolin, whose front right and back left paws were amputated by poaching snares, stands in its enclosure at the Phnom Tamao Zoo in Takeo, Cambodia. The world’s most trafficked mammal is suspected as a potential coronavirus host.
Column: Aloha nō kahi panolina, ua hōʻāhewa ʻia nāna ka maʻi

The pangolin has been accused of bringing the coronavirus from the animal kindom to us humans. Perhaps this is retribution for what we’ve done to the pangolin. Read more

On Politics

BRUCE ASATO / 2019
                                Almost two dozen people turn out for a gathering at the state Capitol to express their support of the kupuna on Mauna Kea, Dec. 26, 2019. After being repeatedly blocked by Native Hawaiian protesters, Gov. David Ige now has turned to an as-yet-unapproved or -formed reconciliation commission.
Richard Borreca: Already dubious if proposed reconciliation commission will resolve anything, let alone TMT

After being repeatedly blocked by Native Hawaiian protesters, Ige now has turned to an as-yet-unapproved or -formed reconciliation commission. Read more

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