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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Tom Pirog, Manager of Lucky Owl Car Rental in Mapunapuna, left, and the company’s owner Sava Mankovskiy run the business out a small industrial lot not far from the airport.
Off the News: Rentals, from cars to U-Hauls to TheBus

Amid the pandemic-prompted plunge in visitor traffic here and elsewhere, some rental car companies sold off large portions of their fleets. Now, with tourism picking up, there are rental shortages and climbing prices. (Fleet replenishment has been stymied, in part, by a vast microchip shortage.) Read more

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A Honolulu Rail Transit train was parked at the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College.
Editorial: Rail must reach downtown, at least

Everything seems to be on the table now in the efforts to rescue the city’s deficit-plagued rail project. If in taking that approach the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) can find its way to a realistic solution, that would be a welcome shift. Read more

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