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                                A man walks along a closed pier on Waikiki Beach Saturday in Honolulu.
Editorial: Neighbor islands need protection

The same aspect of island life that produces many challenges — remote isolation, high living costs — is ironically offering some measure of protection for Hawaii in the pandemic era. Read more

Island Voices

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                U.S. Rep. Ed Case represents Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District..
Column: Census drives federal funds to Hawaii

In this very difficult time, we must sustain the institutions of our country that will see us through and beyond together. Read more

Letters

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                                Hawaii state Department of Health microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates the process for testing a sample for coronavirus at the department’s laboratory in Pearl City, Hawaii on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Letters: Widespread testing needed to fight virus; RIMPAC should cancel; Clean-energy planning

Widespread testing needed to fight virus; With 14-day quarantine, RIMPAC should cancel; Clean-energy planning must include aesthetics. Read more

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Off the News

COURTESY PIXABAY
Off the News: Online help for businesses

A program led by employment experts — attorney Darin R. Leong, accounting firm Accumulus and the employment agency BrainGain Hawaii — offers guidance on the federal rescue plan. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A long line of cars on March 21 leads into Kakaako Waterfront Park to be screened and tested for the coronavirus.
Column: Ramp up the science and testing to defeat coronavirus

We’ll defeat COVID-19 by boosting investment in scientific solutions to save lives, protect our health-care workers, and restore our fragile economy. Read more

Name in the News

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Who should conduct the tests? Why can’t everyone get tested?
Q&A: Administrator of Hawaii’s labs confronts the coronavirus challenge

Edward Desmond, administrator of the Hawaii Laboratories Division, finds himself in the middle of a public debate over coronavirus testing. Who should get tested? Read more

Kauakukalahale

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Costco customers formed a queue to exit the warehouse in Iwilei, March 12.
Column: Ola ka ʻohana ke hele ka hulu kupuna i Costco?

In this age of COVID-19, we see some special dispensations made for our more vulnerable groups, such as our elders, including a special hour at Costco. Is this always beneficial? Read more

On Politics

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. David Ige held a press conference on March 21 in the state Capitol rotunda to announce the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors and returning residents to Hawaii that began Thursday.
Richard Borreca: Tango or tangle? Relationship between governor, lieutenant governor can be delicate dance

For Ige, his only path forward is damage control, while for Green, who wants to win the governorship in 2022, his control panel is showing, “All systems go, clear for take-off.” Read more

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