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Off the news: Navy, NASA look to renew Kauai land deals

Along with proposed lease renewals sought by the Army on Oahu and Hawaii island, the U.S. Navy and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are preparing environmental impact statements for continuing use of state-owned Kauai land at Barking Sands and Koke‘e Park Geophysical Observatory, respectively. Read more

Letter: Liberals are upset about conservative SCOTUS

In a May 26 editorial, New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman argues that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas should recuse themselves from the presidential immunity case because they have “clear conflicts of interest.” Read more

Off the news: DBEDT projects sluggish economic growth

Forecasts drawn from the quarterly economic report released last week by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) are mixed: Overall projected growth in 2024 is slightly down, but annual growth is expected to return to average next year. Read more

Editorial: Care coverage by feds good for Hawaii

Hawaii has become the first state in the U.S. to gain federal approval to include community palliative care — specialized, “wrap-around” medical care for serious illnesses outside of a hospital — through Medicaid. Read more

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