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                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a variety of Chinatown improvement projects.
Editorial: A cleaner Chinatown

Mayor Kirk Caldwell this week announced plans to clean up Chinatown — literally. Read more

Island Voices

Lorraine Robinson, is former executive director of TJ Mahoney & Associates, Ka Hale Ho‘ala Hou No Na Wahine work furlough program.
Column: Hear the voices of women inmates seeking a better future

Thanks to our community, Hawaii has been given a gift. Read more


                                Shayna Lonoaea-Alexander listened to speakers with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt during a peaceful protest in Honolulu.
Letters: Moment of reckoning for law enforcement; Armed officers killed unarmed Oahu men; Union workers’ pay given top priority

The tragic deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of law enforcement indicate that the moment of reckoning has arrived and something has to be done. Read more

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Off the News

                                Haiku Stairs.
Off the news: Haiku Stairs the city’s problem now

Now that the city has taken over the Haiku Stairs, Mayor Kirk Caldwell becomes the custodial parent of sorts, at least until its handed off to his successor. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                May Goya passes a Waialae Ave. store window saying to Stay Strong.
Column: With Hawaii businesses struggling to survive, now is the wrong time to raise wages

In the coming months, more businesses will fail. This is not hyperbole, but a reality based on data. Read more

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                                Honolulu Police Department Capt. Mike Lambert, who heads up HPD’s homeless initiatives, stood outside the Provisional Outdoor Screening and Triage (POST) facility at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park last week. The POST facility is an offshoot of the HONU (Homeless Outreach and Navigation for Unsheltered Persons) effort, which was established last year to provide short-term shelter and social services to the homeless in public parks.
Mike Lambert: Police captain who spearheads HPD’s innovative approaches to helping the homeless adjusts to COVID-19 restrictions

The Homeless Outreach and Navigation for Unsheltered Persons program was primarily created to increase the availability of overnight bed space when shelters are full or when a person wanted to go to a shelter outside of the normal intake hours. Read more


                                A Hawaiian flag.
                                STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 6
                                A Hawaiian flag.
Column: He aloha no ku‘u hoa ‘aki mau i ka palu ‘o Kepano

My friend, Kepano Trussel, is gone. He passed away last Friday. He was an unheralded champion for the Hawaiian language, leaving a legacy of data he had collected from Hawaiian language sources. Read more

On Politics

                                Gov. David Ige gives a presser at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at Terminal 1, June 24.
Richard Borreca: Time will tell if Gov. David Ige’s slow-steady style proves wise against COVID-19

Gov. David Ige is proving the truth of the political saying that in politics, timing is everything. Read more

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