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Editorial: Act on necessary fire disaster laws

The Aug. 8 wildfire tragedy that befell Lahaina, Maui and the entire state is so immense that recovery will be years, even decades, in the making. But from the ashes, lessons must be learned now, in the interest of preventing anything of that magnitude from happening again. Read more

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Letter: Shocking demand from three former governors

I want to thank Gov. Josh Green for not caving in to the terrifyingly shocking and spineless demands of former Govs. John Waihee, Ben Cayetano and Neil Abercrombie. They called on President Biden to abandon his bid for the presidency due to a bad debate night. Read more

Letter: Dems need a candidate with vitality and vigor

Joe Biden really looks like an old man even though much effort was made to enhance his appearance. Can you imagine him on a bad day? Just compare him to Jill Biden. She looks more vibrant and alive, while Joe is ready for the old folks’ home. Read more

Column: Stay true to U.S. ideals amid presidential politics

We must remember Friedrich Nietzsche’s observation: “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.” Our steadfast adherence to unexamined beliefs and partisan loyalties blinds us to the nuanced truths and compromises necessary for effective governance. Read more

Letter: Cutting hotel fees for kamaaina is a win-win

Referring to the June 28 article, “Visitor industry downturn to extend well past spring”: Since the Hawaii Hotel Alliance is so worried about the loss of visitors to fill their hotels, why not offer kamaaina some awesome deals so we can have a staycation with our families? Read more

Letter: Biden political tactics are real threat to democracy

Many Democrats believe another Trump administration will destroy democracy by persecuting political opponents with contrived lawfare, promoting disinformation and misinformation in the media and on the internet, usurping the authority of the legislative and judicial branches of our government, and weakening international relationships with longterm allies. Read more

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