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                                About 1,000 protesters on Friday marched from Magic Island to the Duke Kahanamoku statue at Kuhio Beach in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world.
Editorial: Concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases from protests

Hawaii folks seem to have absorbed well the need for health safety even amid the somber calls for justice. Read more

Island Voices

Michelle Jaime
Column: Design should reflect Hawaii’s culture

The last time I’d surfed Queen’s beach was nearly 15 years ago; it was a break I grew up surfing. And as teenagers, my friends and I worked at the surf shop across the street. Read more


                                A Seattle police officer yells out orders at Seattle City Hall as protesters march toward them, Wednesday, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
Letters: Police authorities to blame, not Trump; Retweeting ‘dead Democrat’ video; Find ways to limit tourists

It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump was publicly blamed for the events happening because of George Floyd’s death. Read more

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Off the News

                                Over 2,000 food boxes were distributed Tuesday during the Show Aloha Challenge event at Aloha Stadium.
Off the News: Keeping food distributions going; Affordable housing in Kailua

The need to feed is inexhaustible. Summer is changing some established routines, including the food distributions at Aloha Stadium. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the second plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 25.
Column: What Hong Kong turmoil says about Xi Jinping, and why Indo-Pacific Command must be ready

The sum of all these actions present clear indicators of Xi’s disdain for human rights, the rule of law and China’s commitments to international agreements. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Patrick Sullivan, the forward-thinking founder of Oceanit, envisions how science and engineering can build a new economy.
Q&A with Oceanit founder Patrick Sullivan on Hawaii’s economy

The forward-thinking founder of Oceanit envisions how science and engineering can build a new economy. Read more


Column: No wai lā ka ʻōlelo aloha o ka ʻāina? No ka lāhui nō!

In response to BJ Akui, there is merit to the argument that the language in these articles should be more widely accessible. I also believe that we should expand our skills so that we can access all levels of Hawaiian. Read more

On Politics

                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park in February.
Richard Borreca: Endorsements add some spark to Honolulu mayoral campaigns

Without any real campaign events, the race for mayor is still unfocused, and candidates really haven’t even been formally introduced to the voters. The campaign theme so far is, “Who’s that?” Read more

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