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CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This pile of mattresses were left out before appointments were made making them illegal.
Editorial: Try, try again on trash pickups

The city continues to feel growing pains as Honolulu adjusts to a pilot program to make bulky-item trash pickup more effective and efficient through an online reservations system. Read more

Island Voices

George L. Druger, M.D., is a physician employed at The Queen’s Medical Center.
Column: 41 years at Queen’s give perspective on doctor-care changes

I have been practicing internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine at The Queen’s Medical Center for 41 years. Read more

Letters

PIXABAY
Letter: People are the problem, not plastic or foam items

Robert Binnie assigns remarkable abilities to plastic and Styrofoam (“Single-use plastics pollute beautiful state,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Sept. 17). Read more

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Off the News

DENNIS ODA/ 2019
                                People cross Kamehameha Hwy. along Laniakea Beach to see the turtles and cars try to park and get out which cause heavy stop and go traffic.
Laniakea solution slow as turtles

The North Shore’s Laniakea Beach — a longtime go-to for turtle-watching — is not a formal beach park, and has no parking lot to accommodate its steady flow of visitor traffic. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong

Taiwan stands as the only free and democratic ethnic Chinese society in the world. We are hoping that today’s Taiwan can be tomorrow’s Hong Kong. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Gary Simon, AARP Hawaii’s volunteer state president

Shortly before retiring from St. Francis Healthcare System last month — closing out three decades of employment, mostly with St. Francis Hospice — Gary Simon signed up for a new gig that also focuses, in large part, on aging and family caregiving issues. Read more

Kauakukalahale

Column: He mihi maoli anei a i ʻole he mihi na ka lehelehe?

What is the value of an apology if it is disingenuous, or if the apologist has no other choice but to do so? Does it wipe the slate clean? Read more

On Politics

Column: Landmark 2020 election will bring all-mail voting

Let’s take a look at the candidates waiting until February to file for the historic 2020 Hawaii elections. There’s more than the usual interest in local politics. Read more

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