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CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                HPD officers T. Shimamura, middle, and Jordan Diones warned two residents at Kapiolani Park on Saturday.
Editorial: Hawaii’s surge, scalebacks reveal real danger of COVID-19

In mid-May, when Gov. David Ige rolled out a strategy for reopening Hawaii’s economy, he lauded the state’s residents for “flattening the curve,” slowing coronavirus spread so that fewer people need to seek treatment, thereby not crashing our fragile health-care resources. Read more

Island Voices

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Voters turned out for Saturday’s primary election at Honolulu Hale.
Column: Vote! With freedom comes responsibility

Before we get carried away by the higher number of votes in the recent primary election, let’s remember that there are nearly 800,000 registered voters in Hawaii — and nearly half of them did not vote. Read more

Letters

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An empty Duke Kahanamoku Beach on Saturday.
Letters: Stop loitering, but allow walks on the beach; Selfish people prevent visits to nursing homes; Bowling alleys should be allowed to stay open;

Oh, come on! Closing the beaches again? Read more

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Off the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2018
Editorial: Clear up bar-enforcement gray areas

When is a brewpub a restaurant? Read more

InsightIsland Voices

COURTESY CHIP FLETCHER
                                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 ...

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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

Kauakukalahale

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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

JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                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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