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ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Editorial: Put students first as schools reopen

The schools need to navigate — carefully, rationally and with open communication — toward their “new normal” in the age of COVID-19. Read more

Island Voices

Brendon K. Lee, back center, yellow lei, is vice chairman of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees.
Column: OHA actively helping beneficiaries cope

If we all aloha one another through this difficult time, we can all move to a better tomorrow for our Hawaii collectively. Read more

Letters

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 1
                                Waikiki has remained quiet during the coronavirus pandemic.
Letters: Hawaii can lead world in tourism; Voting not enough to make real change; Veto of funding for Fernhurst a joke

Hawaii has a unique and timely opportunity to establish itself as a global leader in tourism. Read more

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Off the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, resort desk supervisor Rowena Colling worked at the front desk with sales manager Lauren Yamamoto.
Off the News: Vaccine or no, it’s best to wear mask

While testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called face masks “the most important, powerful public health tool we have” in the present COVID-19 battle. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2007
                                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

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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dan O’Meara, Honolulu Consumer & Housing Managing Attorney.
Dan O’Meara: The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii lawyer works to help tenants and their landlords survive the COVID-19 shutdown

What’s the latest on state and federal eviction protection due to COVID-19 upheaval? Read more

Kauakukalahale

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Sunset over the Honolulu skyline from the Pali scenic lookout.
Column: Pili ka mana‘o o “mana‘o o pili pono” i ka pono?

Synopsis: We who have learned Hawaiian as a second language are susceptible to speaking English in Hawaiian. We should aspire to speak Hawaiian in Hawaiian. Read more

On Politics

KAT WADE / 2019
                                U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a public town hall to give updates on his work in D.C. and answer questions at Washington Middle School.
On Politics: Sen. Schatz applies needed pressure to get federal help on deadly Hilo elderly home situation

If Brian Schatz is now learning how to use those federal tools and has the interest in doing so, it will open a new era in federal leadership. Read more

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