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                                Residents wearing masks wait at a traffic light in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
Editorial: Chinatown hit with virus fears

Compared to China, which is contending with upwards of 72,000 confirmed cases of the potentially fatal 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the number of cases outside that country remains low. Read more

Island Voices

Peter Forman is an aviation journalist and historian; he is a former airline pilot, flight instructor and aviation educator.
Column: Hawaii’s destructive aviation policies affect jobs, safety

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has all but declared war on light-plane aviation. Read more

Letters

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A shopper wearing a mask at Kekaulike Mall.
Letters: Chinatown needs help; Drive safely and obey traffic laws; Rail project could follow California’s bad example

With falsehoods flying, Chinatown needs help; Drivers should take care where pedestrians walk; Rail project could follow California’s bad example. Read more

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Off the News

COURTESY OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
                                The underside of a leaf infested with avocado lace bug is seen in the wild.
Off the News: Another agricultural pest to fight

First detected in Pearl City in December, the avocado lace bug, or Pseudacysta perseae, is Hawaii’s newest agricultural pest threat. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017
                                This school lunch consisting of teriyaki chicken, brown rice, mixed vegetables, and sliced oranges was served at a local school as part of a program that incorporated fresh and local products.
Column: Let’s not roll back on Hawaii schools’ healthy lunch strides

We need to stand up to the Trump administration’s misguided attempts to weaken nutrition standards. Read more

Name in the News

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ed Sniffen, deputy DOT director for the Highways Division.
Ed Sniffen: The DOT deputy director works to keep the state’s highways in good shape

Ed Sniffen, the deputy director of the state Department of Transportation’s Highways Division, has had a lot on his mind lately: coastal highways crumbling from erosion, rocks falling on the Pali Highway, jaywalkers crossing Kamehameha Highway at Laniakea Beach to look at turtles. Read more

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Exterior of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offices located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway.
Column: Hulikua ʻia ke kuleana, hehikū ʻia ka pono

A lawsuit has been filed against the state in order to put an end to the misuse of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Hawaiian community must be vigilant to make sure that the state plays fair. Read more

On Politics

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park on Feb. 12.
Richard Borreca: For mayoral hopefuls, including 2 political newbies, time will be of the essence

Because he has never run for office in Hawaii, Rick Blangiardi may be considered a political outsider — but the campaign team revealed when Blangiardi announced for mayor last week was a perfectly balanced cast of insiders. Read more

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