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                                Gov. David Ige said the lifting of interisland travel quarantine for Hawaii residents on June 16 will allow families to reconnect with each other and said “it’s an important step in reopening our kamaaina economy” during a press conference at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Behind him are (l-r) Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Hawaiian Airline President and CEO Peter Ingram (behind Green), House Speaker Scott Saiki, Attorney General Clare Conners and Senate Pres. Ron Kouchi.
Editorial: Welcoming back interisland travel

A few months ago, a University of Washington study predicted that if a COVID-19 surge overwhelmed Hawaii’s health care system, the result could be a peak of 12 deaths daily during the first week in May. Read more

Island Voices

Elizabeth Fujiwara
Column: We must fight systemic racism together

Once again, we are confronted by the devastating racism and discrimination that endangers and chips away at black lives every single day in this country. Read more


                                Rally at State Capitol to protest the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., and the many others who have lost their lives due to police brutality.
Letters: Americans frustrated, fed up with injustice; Earth bigger than TMT poll; Vacation rentals could help economic recovery

Americans frustrated, fed up with injustice; Duty to care for Earth bigger than TMT poll; Vacation rentals could help economic recovery. Read more

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Off the News

                                Following Monday’s announcement by the IHS, Institute for Human Services, to abandon their proposal to take over and renovate the 3 story property at 65 North Beretania Street in Chinatown a press conference was held by a coalition of legislators and community members fronting Jenny’s Lei & Flowers.
Off the News: IHS rethinks Chinatown triage center

The Chinatown community zoomed to a Zoom online town hall last week, convened by the Institute for Human Services on a short-term triage center for the homeless. Area business leaders say there are too many magnets for the homeless there already. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the second plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 25.
Column: What Hong Kong turmoil says about Xi Jinping, and why Indo-Pacific Command must be ready

The sum of all these actions present clear indicators of Xi’s disdain for human rights, the rule of law and China’s commitments to international agreements. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Department of Health psychologist Lesley Slavin tackles mental health challenges facing foster children.
Q&A with Department of Health psychologist Lesley Slavin


Column: No wai lā nā palapala o kēia au?

Are their publications truly reflective of the language of speakers in the Hawaiian-speaking community? Read more

On Politics

                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park in February.
Richard Borreca: Endorsements add some spark to Honolulu mayoral campaigns

Without any real campaign events, the race for mayor is still unfocused, and candidates really haven’t even been formally introduced to the voters. The campaign theme so far is, “Who’s that?” Read more

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