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                                House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., right, and other bipartisan legislators, signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill, Friday.
Editorial: Help is on the way for many left jobless, struggling — but know how to access it

Nobody can know what’s ahead in these unprecedented times, but help is on the way. There is at least comfort to be drawn simply in knowing that. Read more

Island Voices

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                In 2018, armed forces from Australia, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and the United States participated in an amphibious landing exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises.
Column: This is no time for RIMPAC exercises amid the coronavirus pandemic

We are dismayed that the U.S. military is currently proceeding with plans to hold the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in Hawaii this summer Read more

Letters

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Light traffic was seen on Lunalilo Freeway on Tuesday.
Letters: Volunteering to help in crisis; Plastic bags safer; Restrictions show we can reduce traffic

Are you enjoying our free-flowing traffic as a result of the “stay-at-home” restrictions? Read more

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Off the News

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                                The coronavirus “stay at home” lockdown has forced Hawaii’s biggest banks to temporarily close some branches, more than 90 outlets so far.
Off the News: Banking remotely now the norm; Seeking healthy blood donors

For customers still doing all their banking the old-fashioned way — read, in person — now would be a good time to come into the 21st century. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A long line of cars on March 21 leads into Kakaako Waterfront Park to be screened and tested for the coronavirus.
Column: Ramp up the science and testing to defeat coronavirus

We’ll defeat COVID-19 by boosting investment in scientific solutions to save lives, protect our health-care workers, and restore our fragile economy. Read more

Name in the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Who should conduct the tests? Why can’t everyone get tested?
Q&A: Administrator of Hawaii’s labs confronts the coronavirus challenge

Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Read more

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Costco customers formed a queue to exit the warehouse in Iwilei, March 12.
Column: Ola ka ʻohana ke hele ka hulu kupuna i Costco?

In this age of COVID-19, we see some special dispensations made for our more vulnerable groups, such as our elders, including a special hour at Costco. Is this always beneficial? Read more

On Politics

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. David Ige held a press conference on March 21 in the state Capitol rotunda to announce the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors and returning residents to Hawaii that began Thursday.
Richard Borreca: Tango or tangle? Relationship between governor, lieutenant governor can be delicate dance

For Ige, his only path forward is damage control, while for Green, who wants to win the governorship in 2022, his control panel is showing, “All systems go, clear for take-off.” Read more

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