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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2018
Editorial: Scary out there this Halloween

Halloween is a high point on the calendar each year, an occasion filled with memories, traditions and just plain fun. It also occupies an important spot as the curtain-raiser for the entire holiday season, which may be why it’s particularly risky as a coronavirus pandemic activity. 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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                                Haseko purchased undeveloped land to build 1,850 homes for Royal Kunia II.
Letters: Don’t build housing over agricultural lands; Offer visitors incentives to wear free masks; Gun-carry permits for women, senior men

Shall we continue urban sprawl onto land once used for agriculture? Or shall we keep the country country? Two proposals show where Oahu is going. Read more

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Off the News

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                                Campbell High School math teacher Wesley Adkins won a $25,000 Education Innovation Teacher Challenge grant from Farmers Insurance and the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation. He plans to have his students create and run a drive-in cinema, harnessing their many skills from computer engineering to culinary arts.
Editorial: Bringing back the drive-in

Everything old is new again — and that’s just fine with Campbell High School math teacher Wesley Adkins, who just won $25,000 to create an Ewa Beach drive-in cinema. 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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                                “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

Kauakukalahale

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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

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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