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Our View

                                The City and County of Honolulu had a drive-thru testing site at Kakaako Waterfront Park to check for COVID-19.
Editorial: Expanded testing can be valuable

As the number of reported coronavirus cases keeps climbing, two big unanswered questions hang in the air: Will we ever get control of this thing? And how will we know when we do? 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


                                Gov. David Ige speaks at a State Capitol news conference Tuesday about the first confirmed coronavirus-related death in Hawaii. March 31, 2020
Letters: Governor wrong to suspend Sunshine Law; Use shopping schedules; Gloves won’t protect from virus

Governor wrong to suspend Sunshine Law; Companies should use shopping schedules; Wearing gloves to store won’t protect from virus. Read more

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Off the News

                                A man wears goggles and a mask as he walks a dog along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Off the News: Help keep Molokai, Lanai virus-free

Many Oahu residents who’ve taken time off this state’s most-populous island to de-stress, know this truism: To decompress, neighbor islands are no ka oi. 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

                                Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Who should conduct the tests? Why can’t everyone get tested?
Q&A: Administrator of Hawaii’s labs confronts the coronavirus challenge

Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Read more


                                Costco customers formed a queue to exit the warehouse in Iwilei, March 12.
Column: Ola ka ʻohana ke hele ka hulu kupuna i Costco?

In this age of COVID-19, we see some special dispensations made for our more vulnerable groups, such as our elders, including a special hour at Costco. Is this always beneficial? 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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