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Editorial: Department of Health guides Hawaii schools

As Hawaii learns to live with the coronavirus, cognizant of the possibility that it may never go away, counties and the state have taken a longer view of how we measure progress and make decisions based on the data. Read more

Island Voices

Malcolm R. Ing, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an ophthalmology specialist in Honolulu.
Column: Using science to address treatment, prevention of COVID-19

Hippocrates wrote many centuries ago: “Primum non nocere” (First do no harm). I suggest all physicians and health-care policy administrators follow this wise advice. Read more


Letters: Wearing a mask shows respect for other people; Stop poorly planned stimulus and bailouts; Ko Olina should open up all lagoon parking spaces

People who wears masks show respect for the other person. If he is infected, he does not want to spread the virus to others. Read more

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Off the News

                                U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke at a press conference on Aug. 25.
Editorial: Going after the surgeon general

The city appears to be going to the mat over citations of U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and his aide for violating the pandemic closure of Kualoa Regional Park. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Alx Kawakami is chief operating officer of ‘IOLANI, Inc.
Column: We cannot allow business closures to further erode Hawaii’s identity

We are all fighting to survive. Fight with us so our next generation can share the same memories we did as kids. Together, we will make it out of this, and together, we will rebuild stronger. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                “I think the biggest threat will be the expiration of assistance to those still jobless at the end of 2020. Unemployment benefits are time-limited. Many who have received the sometimes minimal UI (unemployment insurance) payments thus far will no longer receive anything,” Larry Geller said.
Hawaii community activist Larry Geller advocates for the vulnerable struggling with the coronavirus pandemic

Larry Geller is project director of the GreenWheel Food Hub, past president and board member of the Kokua Council and secretary/treasurer for the Hawaii Coalition for Health. Read more


Column: Kū‘ono‘ono ke ke‘ena kilo hōkū i loko nō o ka wā wī

Synopsis: At this time of economic hardship, it does not make sense for the University of Hawaii to hire a permanent director for its Institute of Astronomy. It should reflect the belt- tightening required of the rest of the units. Read more

On Politics

                                A city employee in Honolulu holding a sample mail-in ballot for Hawaii’s primary election.
On Politics: With mail-in balloting making it easy, now is the time to engage and vote

The state plans to start processing ballots on Oct. 24 so they will be able deliver a first report shortly after 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, with a second report around 10 p.m. So go vote. Read more

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