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                                Overall of vendors at the Farmer’s Market held at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Wednesday.
Editorial: Sow creative ways to deliver produce

Pandemic or not, there is a lot growing in Hawaii, a positive kind of growth. One is food: Hawaii’s farmers have local crops ready for distribution to open markets, but the concern about the coronavirus spread has shut many of them down. Read more

Island Voices

DENNIS ODA / 2020
                                A long line of 100’s of cars line Ala Moana Blvd. and Ward Ave. and snakes their way through Ilalo St. to Cooke St. that leads into Kakaako Waterfront Park to be screened and tested for the coronavirus.
Column: More testing! And keep eye on the supplies

Is there community transmission in Hawaii of SARS-CoV-2 (the current novel coronavirus)? Yes! Read more

Letters

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                                In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier gathers mail to load into his truck before making his delivery run.
Letters: Protect postal carriers; Pandemic focus lost; Hoarding toilet paper reveals selfishness

Gloves, wipe mailboxes to protect postal carriers; Pandemic focus lost in biodefense unit revamp; Hoarding toilet paper reveals selfishness. Read more

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Off the News

PHOTO COURTESY OF HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (HI-EMA) 
                                Warning siren.
Off the News: Repeat: This is only a test

In these tense times of coronavirus, it’s easy to imagine people jumping nervously at every alarm or siren that goes off. 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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