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                                A family enjoying the swimming pool at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Editorial: REITs should contribute more

Established by Congress six decades ago, the framework for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) allows small investors to draw benefits from large for-profit developments such as retail centers and resorts. Read more

Island Voices

Dr. Charlotte Charfen is a Hawaii island emergency medicine physician and co-founder of Life & Death Wellness in North Kohala.
Column: Let nurses prescribe end-of-life meds

As the only physician outside Oahu to have written a prescription for a qualified patient under the Our Care, Our Choice Act (OCOCA), our state’s year-old medical aid-in-dying (MAID) law, I wish to share my perspective on amendments being proposed to improve access to the law. Read more


Letters: Affordable preschool many years overdue; Spray disinfectants in Chinatown; Free bus rides

Affordable preschool many years overdue; Spray disinfectants on Chinatown streets; Bus rides could have been free for years. Read more

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Off the News

                                The N95 mask display area at City Mill on Nimitz Highway was empty Monday of any face masks with that rating. Masks in the background are respirators with other ratings.
Off the News: A buying spree for N95 masks

Apparently, fear of the COVID-19 virus has caused an unseemly run on the heavy-duty face masks known as N95 respirators. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Kaito Kimoto uses his chopsticks skills in the “Minute to Win It LEGO Challenge” by the Best Buddies program at the 25th annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day event.
Column: Boosting wages, housing and pre-K will strengthen our community, economy

If our state’s elected officials can work together with the private and nonprofit sectors to turn these proposals into a reality, Hawaii’s people will be better assured of a stable future. Read more

Name in the News

                                Anna Neubauer, the president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Anna Neubauer: New CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society looks to mend fences, expand to Ewa

Anna Neubauer has seen communities with something like Oahu’s population of free-roaming cats — a mix of feral animals and pets that are simply unrestrained — but it’s been a while. Read more


                                A pangolin, whose front right and back left paws were amputated by poaching snares, stands in its enclosure at the Phnom Tamao Zoo in Takeo, Cambodia. The world’s most trafficked mammal is suspected as a potential coronavirus host.
Column: Aloha nō kahi panolina, ua hōʻāhewa ʻia nāna ka maʻi

The pangolin has been accused of bringing the coronavirus from the animal kindom to us humans. Perhaps this is retribution for what we’ve done to the pangolin. Read more

On Politics

                                Almost two dozen people turn out for a gathering at the state Capitol to express their support of the kupuna on Mauna Kea, Dec. 26, 2019. After being repeatedly blocked by Native Hawaiian protesters, Gov. David Ige now has turned to an as-yet-unapproved or -formed reconciliation commission.
Richard Borreca: Already dubious if proposed reconciliation commission will resolve anything, let alone TMT

After being repeatedly blocked by Native Hawaiian protesters, Ige now has turned to an as-yet-unapproved or -formed reconciliation commission. Read more

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