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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Desk Supervisor Rowena Colling worked at the front desk with Sales Manager Lauren Yamamoto.
Editorial: New training for laid-off workers

Hawaii’s tourism-dependent economy has a history of bouncing back after major shocks. And with last week’s launch of the pre-travel testing program, our resilience is being tested yet again. Read more

Island Voices

Susan Tai is the new initiatives manager at Hawaiʻi Energy.
Column: More public charging stations key to making EVs accessible

During these tough economic times, every penny counts. That’s why it makes perfect sense for residents and businesses to take advantage of available resources that not only save on energy, which lowers electricity bills, but also get money back in the form of rebates. Read more

Letters

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                With the launch of the state’s highly anticipated pre-travel COVID-19 testing program, Hawaii topped 10,000 arrivals Thursday. Above, Kalihi resident Linda Pine, right, Waianae resident Seleti Fevaleaki and Pine’s sister Tina handed out plumeria lei to visitors Friday outside the Outrigger Waikiki Resort hotel.
Letters: Hawaii reopens while COVID soars elsewhere; Military should leave all Hawaiian lands; Hirono embarrasses Hawaii at hearing

Hawaii reopens while COVID soars elsewhere; Military should leave all Hawaiian lands; Hirono embarrasses Hawaii at hearing. Read more

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Off the News

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Here, Elections Clerk handled the last trays of ballots in their envelopes.
Off the News: That’s a lot of registered voters

It’s not that anyone’s surprised at the surge of voter interest in this election year. Still, the record- busting tally, topping 832,000 registered voters, is jaw-dropping. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Alx Kawakami is chief operating officer of ‘IOLANI, Inc.
Column: We cannot allow business closures to further erode Hawaii’s identity

We are all fighting to survive. Fight with us so our next generation can share the same memories we did as kids. Together, we will make it out of this, and together, we will rebuild stronger. Read more

5 Questions With ...

CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sheryl Matsuoka, executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association at Panya Bistro in Kakaako.
Sheryl Matsuoka: The executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association hopes to get local eateries open and thriving again

What has been the effect of the COVID-19-related Hawaii restaurant closures? Read more

Kauakukalahale

JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Beachgoers enjoy the ocean on Friday, in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Column: Hemo maila ka ʻipuka o ka hale, he aha ke komo mai?

Synopsis: The argument for opening up tourism is not good news to everyone. Perhaps it is a sign that we should shift to a more technology-based economy or be replaced by those who already do. Read more

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS / JULY 14
                                A city employee in Honolulu holding a sample mail-in ballot for Hawaii’s primary election.
On Politics: With mail-in balloting making it easy, now is the time to engage and vote

The state plans to start processing ballots on Oct. 24 so they will be able deliver a first report shortly after 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, with a second report around 10 p.m. So go vote. Read more

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