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                                Hanauma Bay.
Editorial: More protection for Hanauma Bay

Before Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was closed due to COVID-19 concerns, its turquoise coral-laced shoreline had long been a snorkeling magnet, attracting an average 3,000 visitors a day. Read more

Island Voices

Nicole Lim
Column: Parenting a strong-willed parent in the age of coronavirus

“You gotta try this focaccia I bought at Whole Foods today,” my dad cheerfully chirps, as my blood pressure surges. Read more


                                Honolulu Police were making the rounds checking on the homeless in the Chinatown area on Bethel Street.
Letters: Useless to give tickets to unfortunate homeless; No proof that Trump called troops ‘losers’; Barbershops are safe, should be reopened

Useless to give tickets to unfortunate homeless; No proof that Trump called troops ‘losers’; Barbershops are safe, should be reopened. Read more

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Off the News

                                A sample mail-in ballot for Hawaii’s primary election.
Off the News: Look for your ballot, coming soon

Based on the high voter turnout for last month’s primary election, it’s safe to say that most Hawaii voters are finding vote-by-mail accessible and convenient. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                The Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, with at least 59 residents and 20 staff members testing positive by the end of last week; as of Friday, 10 residents had died since the outbreak.
Column: Better coordinated responses, as seen in disasters, needed for elderly against COVID

We have watched daily the sadness of COVID-19 at the Yukie Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. Many have wondered how could so many of the home’s residents be affected quickly and die in such large numbers. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Dan O’Meara, Honolulu Consumer & Housing Managing Attorney.
Dan O’Meara: The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii lawyer works to help tenants and their landlords survive the COVID-19 shutdown

What’s the latest on state and federal eviction protection due to COVID-19 upheaval? Read more


                                Sunset over the Honolulu skyline from the Pali scenic lookout.
Column: Pili ka mana‘o o “mana‘o o pili pono” i ka pono?

Synopsis: We who have learned Hawaiian as a second language are susceptible to speaking English in Hawaiian. We should aspire to speak Hawaiian in Hawaiian. Read more

On Politics

KAT WADE / 2019
                                U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a public town hall to give updates on his work in D.C. and answer questions at Washington Middle School.
On Politics: Sen. Schatz applies needed pressure to get federal help on deadly Hilo elderly home situation

If Brian Schatz is now learning how to use those federal tools and has the interest in doing so, it will open a new era in federal leadership. Read more

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