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Editorial: Skydiving tragedy begs policy review

The circumstances were different, but Oahu’s two most recent fatal aircraft incidents both underscore a common concern, now more pressing than ever, about safety precautions that are in effect for Hawaii adventure-seekers. Read more

Island Voices

Column: China’s abuse of Uyghur intellectuals worries UH friends

In spring 2009, a Uyghur intellectual came to the University of Hawaii on a prestigious Ford International Fellowship to start his graduate work. Read more


Letter: Iran escalation, war hawks raise suspicions

I admit to being very suspicious of President Donald Trump. Right now, he is acting as if he is hesitant to go to war with Iran. Read more

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Off the News

Take charter-school theft case to trial

It’s a relief to see that the state felony theft charges against a charter school director have been filed anew. Read more


O‘ahu Resilience plan outlines bold choices

The plan concerns climate change — as well as other factors that have made Honolulu living less resilient. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Kevin Allen

As the primary responder to ocean emergencies islandwide up to one mile out to sea, Honolulu’s Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division maintains a year-round vigilance along nearly 200 miles of coastline. Read more


Column: Holo ʻāʻā kama hele ua piʻoloke i ke kuhihewa

Synopsis: Lithium ion batteries are recognized as being somewhat unstable. The incident at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, however, shows that we travelers are not prepared to handle such emergencies. Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Tough issues of TMT for governor, TVUs for mayor require leadership neither has shown

Gov. David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell are likely to leave office with a legacy haunted by two big issues they never campaigned on, couldn’t hide from and are probably so divisive, they couldn’t win. Read more

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