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                                Kristin Kato, owner of A Cake Life boutique bakery, secures her mask while looking out the storefront window on Friday. A Cake Life is among thousands of vendors in Hawaii’s wedding industry that have been hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Editorial: Wearing a mask helps, but other rules still apply

Collectively, a community that wears masks protects each other. But it’s social distancing and good hygiene, still, that are the best defenses. Read more

Island Voices

Tyler Dos Santos-Tam is an active member of the Democratic Party and former executive director of the Hawaii Construction Alliance.
Column: Amid COVID-19, elect president by mail and ranked choice

The coronavirus has affected nearly every facet of our daily lives — even our elections. Read more


                                House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill, March 27, in Washington.
Letters: Prepare for future saddled by debt; $2T CARES Act looks like socialism; Wear masks

How far into the future will we saddle ourselves and the future young people with this tremendous debt? Read more

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Off the News

JAMM AQUINO / FEB. 7, 2020
                                The University of Hawaii is luring collegians to its online class platform for the first half of its summer session, as well as extending the regular fall enrollment deadline to Aug. 1, during the coronavirus shutdowns.
Off the News: Keeping up with the scofflaws; University of Hawaii online classes a good deal

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, not the least of which is planning the launch of one of life’s most costly events, the college career. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                A long line of cars on March 21 leads into Kakaako Waterfront Park to be screened and tested for the coronavirus.
Column: Ramp up the science and testing to defeat coronavirus

We’ll defeat COVID-19 by boosting investment in scientific solutions to save lives, protect our health-care workers, and restore our fragile economy. Read more

Name in the News

                                Scott Nago, chief elections officer for the Hawaii Office of Elections, posed for a portrait on March 25.
Name in the News: Scott Nago prepares for Hawaii’s first all-mail election

For all the reasons initially put forward in support of all-mail voting, its advantages in a pandemic were not on Scott Nago’s mind, or anyone else’s. Now, of course, they are. Read more


                                In celebration of the birthday of Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, many Hawaiian organizations are creating new industrious programs to educate, empower and feed their communities.
Column: Ua nani ke ānuenue

In celebration of the birthday of Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, many Hawaiian organizations are creating new industrious programs to educate, empower and feed their communities. Read more

On Politics

                                Gov. David Ige held a press conference on March 21 in the state Capitol rotunda to announce the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors and returning residents to Hawaii that began Thursday.
Richard Borreca: Tango or tangle? Relationship between governor, lieutenant governor can be delicate dance

For Ige, his only path forward is damage control, while for Green, who wants to win the governorship in 2022, his control panel is showing, “All systems go, clear for take-off.” Read more

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