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JAMM AQUINO / MAY 2
                                A testing specimen is secured during a drive-thru COVID-19 testing put on by Kalihi Kai Urgent Care at Ala Moana Center.
Editorial: Progress made on tracking coronavirus testing in Hawaii

The state’s budding system of testing is a welcome asset, but the bulk of the responsibility for keeping Hawaii healthy rests with its people. Continue to follow the rules, kamaaina. You know what they are. Read more

Island Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People are seen wearing face masks in Chinatown on May 18.
Column: How to prevent a surge in COVID-19 in Hawaii

There is no doubt that the road will continue to be “long and winding,” but we remain committed to walk the walk with the people of Hawaii. Read more

Letters

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Surfers enjoy the waves off Waikiki Beach on May 17.
Letters: Hawaii more than a place for vacation; Time to open barber shops, beauty salons

I hope as we move through this time that the visitor industry can change to one that welcomes people who are coming to honor this place and perhaps even donate some of their vacation to helping it thrive. Read more

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Off the News

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2019
                                A flag and plumeria lei decorate a veteran’s grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl during the 70th Annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s tradition has been canceled.
Off the News: Classes under the shady tree; Fewer events for Memorial Day

As kids head back to school, efforts are being made globally to reduce COVID-19 infection risk, including: staggered start times, online attendance and, especially suited to Hawaii, heading out the door. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Women wearing face masks were power walking in unison along the shoreline at Ala Moana Beach Park on May 18.
Column: The efficacy of face masks lauded as Hawaii reopens and interactions increase

Hawaii’s transmission rate is extremely low presently, and this is the time to be thinking creatively about all the risks facing us. Read more

5 Questions With ...

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chad Buck, owner of Hawaii Foodservice Alliance, takes on challenge of helping Hawaii residents through food distribution drives.
Q&A with Chad Buck, owner of Hawaii Foodservice Alliance

Chad Buck, owner of Hawaii Foodservice Alliance, takes on challenge of helping Hawaii residents through food distribution drives. Read more

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Empty McCarthy Mall promenade at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, April 27.
Column: Kekake noho nuha mai i ke alanui, pehea lā e pono ai?

Hawaiian governance matters at the University of Hawaii. The Aha Kuhina, the Kualii Council, and Pukoa all have to do a better job for our people. Read more

On Politics

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii State Capitol rotunda is seen on March 19 in Honolulu.
Richard Borreca: Whatever politics are in play, politicians must get money to those hurting most in Hawaii

For folks on the outside, no one really cares much about fighting over small stuff; the only thing that counts is binding the economic wounds hurting Hawaii’s people. Read more

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