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Editorial: Vote must be cast after odious act

Sad to say, there’s nothing new about the level of political violence on the U.S. landscape. The public has become inured to bloody conflict, the latest fresh shock dealt as an attempted assassination at a campaign rally Saturday. Read more

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Off the news: Hula’s LGBTQ+ bar celebrates 50th year

It’s a long shot that an entertainment venue will retain its popularity for 50 years — but Waikiki’s Hula’s has stayed the course, earning its reputation as Honolulu’s legacy gay bar by making entertainment job one, with live music, DJs and drag shows throughout the week and a mission to serve up “Aloha for All.” Read more

Letter: Violent rhetoric, threats nothing new for Trump

The commentators saying that political violence has no place in America should talk to people like Rep. Jamie Raskin, who investigated Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election; he has endured constant death threats. Also talk to the prosecutors, judges and staff in Trump’s criminal trials for election interference. Read more

Letter: Better maps to stave off future wildfire threats

Fuel (vegetation) is the fire triangle element that can be managed. We have drought maps, but they don’t tell us about fuels. Red flag warnings consider vegetation moisture, but they are issued only under certain weather conditions. Read more

Letter: What HART can do to spur Skyline ridership

If you want people to ride Skyline, then place restrooms in every station, position parking areas at every station and extend the route all the way to Ala Moana Center, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read more

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