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                                A volunteer deposited ballots dropped off by motorists at Honolulu Hale
Editorial: Crunch time for candidates, voters

With just five weeks to go, it’s “go time” for Hawaii’s candidates heading into the political homestretch. It’s been an election season like no other — with the coronavirus pandemic forcing new ways of remote campaigning, and with vote-by-mail ballots starting to go out next week for the Nov. 3 general election. Read more

Island Voices

Rebecca Hill
Column: HSTA’s obstructionism interferes with students’ ability to learn

In regards to the Hawaii State Teachers Association vowing to fight in court the state’s recent announcement that public schools may start in person classes next month, I say, shame on the teachers’ union. Read more


Letters: Cut pay of top elected, appointed officials; Kupuna care homes need more funding; Stopping at Chinatown keeps rail options open

Cut pay of top elected, appointed officials; Kupuna care homes need more funding; Stopping at Chinatown keeps rail options open. Read more

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Off the News

                                A boy jumps from the top of the Walls Waikiki structure as body boarders waited for a swell and beachgoers relaxed on the sand.
Off the News: Keep safe, even outside

The gradual reopening of Oahu is underway, which means access again to our great outdoors — but everyone must remember that we still live in COVID- contagious times. 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 ...

                                Na‘alehu Anthony, who runs the Hawaii Covid Cooperative and website. He’s also director of Moananuiākea One Ocean One People One Canoe.
Na‘alehu Anthony: Native Hawaiian filmmaker leads an effort to provide Hawaii residents with reliable, useful information about COVID-19

The Hawai‘i COVID Collaborative is a hui of private health care systems, businesses and nonprofits formed to address the unmet need for reliable, accurate, actionable public information. Read more


                                People at Ala Moana Regional Park to exercise and relax.
Column: Eo ka ho‘okē ho‘okamani i ka puni mana

Synopsis: Hypocrisy is rife. A new appointment to the Supreme Court, based on ideological positions, could soon bring an end to abortion rights. Read more

On Politics

                                Honolulu mayoral candidates Keith Amemiya and Rick Blangiardi.
On Politics: Blangiardi, Amemiya will need to talk more about rail funding, given dismal scenario

We have two politicians with a demonstrated ability to talk and and talk, struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?” Read more

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