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DENNIS ODA / SEPT. 28, 2019
                                Kahiwaliko Macomber, left, and Bella Souki plant an upside down Hawaiian flag where the trees once stood in Sherwood Forest.
Editorial: Can’t afford NIMBYism; Seeing Forest for trees; Get ready for mail voting

Every Saturday, we’ll present these short-take editorials to reflect on some of the week’s news. Read more

Island Voices

                                Google is investing $1 million in libraries across the country to give them the tools needed to provide community programming to address the digital skill gaps of job seekers and small businesses.
Column: Hawaii libraries help public with digital skill — thanks, Google

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is the educational, informational and cultural heart of Hawaii’s communities. It serves as a pillar to nurture lifelong learners. Read more


                                President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor the NCAA football national champion Louisiana State University Tigers, in the East Room of the White House, Friday.
Letters: The concept of aloha; Columnists on Mideast; Trump’s doing great

I was once a Democrat and I am glad I left the party to become a Republican. Read more

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Off the News

                                Hawaii ranked fifth on a list of states with the most distracted-driving fatalities compiled by MoneyGeek, a personal finance website.
Off the News: Keep mind on road, hands on wheel; Tune in to Legislature, at least weekly

Hawaii has racked up some distressing stats on fatalities in which distracted driving was a factor. Read more


                                “There’s no oversight on the production. So we don’t know what’s actually in the product that’s being sold,” said Bruce Anderson Director, Hawaii Department of Health. “It could contain harmful solvents or other chemicals that could have adverse health effects on individuals.”
CBD products are trendy, but health benefits (and risks) are vague

A component of medical marijuana, the non-intoxicating drug is derived from the hemp plant. The trouble is that much of the marketing touting the health benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, is absent of convincing evidence. Read more

Name in the News

                                Daniela Spoto Kittinger is the director of anti-hunger initiatives at Hawaii Appleseed, which advocates on behalf of low-income and marginalized people, and conducts data-driven research to inform public policy and systems change.
Name in the News: Daniela Spoto Kittinger, Hawaii Appleseed’s anti-hunger director

Hawaii Appleseed’s anti-hunger director focuses on resources, nutrition and resiliency. Read more


Column: ʻO kēia ka 900 o ka pukana o Kauakūkalahale

This week’s column marks the 900th appearance of Kauakūkalahale. In order to reach a younger audience, we will be putting the column on Instagram after it comes out in the Star-Advertiser. Read more

On Politics

                                Rick Blangiardi, president and general manager of Hawaii News Now, announced this month that he will retire this month and may run for Honolulu mayor.
Richard Borreca: New names, familiar faces raise interest in Honolulu’s high-stakes mayoral race

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