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Opinion and analysis by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editorial Board. Get informed with columns and commentary, and submit a letter to the editor.

Editorial: E-bike rules, education needed

Every few decades, a new, more affordable and efficient means of personal conveyance emerges. E-bikes are the new kid on the block, and judging by the growing number of riders zipping by in near-silence on metro, residential and rural roads, they are likely here to stay. Read more

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Off the news: Undersea cable for better connectivity

It’s one of several projects underway to upgrade and strengthen Hawaii’s digital connections, but a just-completed joint project between Hawaiian Telcom and the U.S. Navy stands out because it involves the most massive fiber-optic cable ever installed in the islands, and it’s been laid beneath Pearl Harbor. Read more

Off the news: Hawaiian Electric secures $250M in credit

With 400 lawsuits related to last year’s deadly Lahaina fire pending, Hawaiian Electric Co.’s ability to access a pile of cash is crucial to its survival — so HECO’s recent securing of a $250 million credit line is, at least, a signal that financial institutions believe the utility is good for that much. Read more

Letter: Glorifying firearms fuels gun violence epidemic

A week later, the image of a young boy holding the controls of an M134 Minigun still haunts me, especially as it appeared just a couple of pages after Donald Trump vowed to make guns, even those designed for war, accessible by removing sensible regulations. Read more

Editorial: Take definite steps to assist educators

Finding a way to help teachers struggling with the recovery from the Maui wildfires is an undeniable goal of public education officials. The difficulty lies in doing so without adding to the learning opportunities the students already have suffered. Read more

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