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                                The future site of Royal Kunia’s second phase.
Editorial: Building homes, slowly on Oahu

Potential is such a double-edged sword: It has the power to uplift with promises, but also brings bitter disappointment when those promises are dashed. Read more

Island Voices

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Column: State should self-insure health plans for employees, retirees

Gov. David Ige’s July 17 COVID-19 emergency proclamation suspended the law requiring the state, counties and their employees to pay annual contributions to the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) for fiscal year 2020-2021. Read more

Letters

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                                Aboard a tour boat, Trump supporters sail out from Kewalo Basin to campaign for their candidate off Waikiki Beach on Oct. 18.
Letters: Does Trump support people of color, too?; Protect kupuna from potentially toxic fumes; Racial equality and hapa Black Asians

I have noticed a sprinkling of people of color — Asians, Pacific Islanders and others — at the Trump rallies here in Honolulu. Read more

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Off the News

JAMM AQUINO / MAY 8
Editorial: More food distribution events

In less than six months after Hawaii’s first COVID-19 cases surfaced, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed more than 13 million pounds of food on Oahu and Kauai. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

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Column: Reimagining education with purpose is needed in pandemic — and for future

In the midst of the biggest disruption in the history of education, we are re-evaluating and adjusting our education practices and protocols, while also questioning the core purpose of education. Read more

5 Questions With ...

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                                “What I can promise you is that we won’t go away. Kapu Breakers is here to stay. We have a great group of professionals, executives, physicians, medical experts and travel industry workers. All of us are concerned for the health and safety of our residents, our kupuna and our keiki,” Angela Keen said.
Angela Keen: Former TV journalist helps track down quarantine scofflaws through her Kapu Breakers Facebook group

I’m a former TV news reporter. In my days at KGMB News (now Hawaii News Now), I often would dig up information for colleagues simply because I enjoyed being a super sleuth. For quarantine breakers, if a checked name comes back as someone who should be in quarantine, I then do a deep dig online. Read more

Kauakukalahale

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Column: Na ka wiwo ‘ole nō e mihi i ke kuhihewa

Kudos to University of Hawaii Provost Michael Bruno for reversing a decision to proceed with the hiring of a new director for the Institute of Astronomy during a hiring freeze. As we can see in the world of national politics, it’s not easy to reverse course. Read more

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Former Gov. George Ariyoshi speaks at the Hawaii Convention Center in 2016.
On Politics: Former Gov. Ariyoshi’s book gives thoughtful advice from a man with Hawaii State Plan

The late Hawaii lobbyist John Radcliffe was fond of advising clients and colleagues to “have a plan.” Read more

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