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Editorial: Crimes grow with illegal gambling

In most U.S. states, on some level, legalized gambling is widely viewed as a harmless form of entertainment. Not so in Hawaii. 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


                                Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.
Letter: U.S. can’t afford to help millions of immigrants

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono appears to ignore the huge unfunded financial needs of American citizens. Read more

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Off the News

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California standards matter here

Hawaii has a habit of adopting standards first set by California. It’s because what California does matters to other states; its large economy impels many businesses to design and manufacture products and services tailored to the Golden State. 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

                                Jeffrey Herzog, the Army Corps project manager works to help deliver Ala Wai flood mitigation, and more.
Name in the News: Jeffrey Herzog

For Jeffrey Herzog, being a project manager for the Civil Works Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) fits his military training and skill set. Read more


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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