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                                Parent Mirna Herrera kneels with her daughters Liliana, 15, and Alexandra, 16 at the Central Park memorial for the Saugus High School victims in Santa Clarita, Calif., Friday.
Editorial: Another school shooting

It happened again on Thursday: Another sickening, heartbreaking school shooting that leaves us all reeling, looking for answers. Read more

Island Voices

Julian K. Ako is a retired principal of Kamehameha High School Kapalama.
Column: Give stakeholders say in selection of Kamehameha trustees

Twenty-two years ago, more than 1,000 stakeholders peacefully marched to protest abuses at the highest level of leadership of Kamehameha Schools. Read more


                                An artist’s rendering of TMT against a backdrop of other Mauna Kea telescopes.
Letters: TMT could make great discoveries; Queen Kapiolani Garden needs help; Hawaiian Air should share profits

This observation by a lesser telescope shows the potential knowledge that may come from TMT; Many plants are dead or sickly at Queen Kapiolani Garden; Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary. Read more

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Off the News

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Fewer of us have ‘got milk’

If the bankruptcy filing of Meadow Gold’s owner, Dean Foods, signals anything, it’s that Hawaii, like states nationwide, are drinking less of the stuff. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Kevin Martin served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry scout, including 11 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where his vehicle was struck by roadside bombs, twice, five days apart in August 2011; he suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained.
Column: Purple Heart veteran with PTSD urges funding for psychedelic drug research

Voting against psychedelic drug therapy research is a vote against the well-being of veterans and everyone else who is suffering from mental health problems. Read more

Name in the News

                                Rona Fukumoto. Lanakila Pacific’s CEO helps seniors and those with disabilities build independent lives.
Name in the News: Rona Fukumoto

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Lanakila Pacific first took shape as a “sheltered workshop,” established to help people recover from tuberculosis at a time when the yearly count of reported cases in the islands was upwards of 700. Read more


                                President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, Nov. 2.
Column: Kaua kūloko ma ʻAmelika: Ua huli kua nā ʻale o ke kai

Synopsis: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is revealing irreconcilable differences between America’s Democrats and Republicans as Hawaiian nationals are beset by the turmoil of choppy seas. Read more

On Politics

                                More than 30 oil drilling rigs are idle in a Helmerich & Payne, Inc. yard in Odessa, Texas, along Highway 80, as rig counts drop in the Permian Basin. The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes.
Richard Borreca: Big questions being raised about Big Oil

The threat to crack down on Big Oil and its conspiracy to keep us in the dark about global warming failed to register any changes. Read more

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