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                                7000 Hawaii Kai project.
Editorial: Renters need more help with housing

Moving forward, the state must strive to balance public health restrictions with an acceleration of economic recovery. Read more

Island Voices

Dr. Andrew Oishi is a general surgeon at Kuakini Medical Center.
Column: Hospital staff risk their lives for others

While local hospitals have not been the most newsworthy topic throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dedicated professionals at local hospitals have been steadily, diligently and quietly serving the people of their communities. Read more


                                A train sits atop a rail line under construction after a test-run in Waipahu.
Letters: Changed circumstances require stopping rail; President has told 2,000 lies — times 10; Mazie Hirono lacks aloha spirit with court nominee

The economic recovery of this state is more important than this rail. The rail expense is an ongoing liability and only hinders this recovery. Read more

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Off the News

                                Airline travelers from Asia, many sporting masks, make their way from the enclosed international arrivals customs area at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Off the News: Some welcome zeros in virus numbers; There are mayoral debates, too

However brief, it was good to see all those zeroes — as in zero new coronavirus cases on the neighbor islands in the Monday report. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                The Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, with at least 59 residents and 20 staff members testing positive by the end of last week; as of Friday, 10 residents had died since the outbreak.
Column: Better coordinated responses, as seen in disasters, needed for elderly against COVID

We have watched daily the sadness of COVID-19 at the Yukie Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. Many have wondered how could so many of the home’s residents be affected quickly and die in such large numbers. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Na‘alehu Anthony, who runs the Hawaii Covid Cooperative and website. He’s also director of Moananuiākea One Ocean One People One Canoe.
Na‘alehu Anthony: Native Hawaiian filmmaker leads an effort to provide Hawaii residents with reliable, useful information about COVID-19

The Hawai‘i COVID Collaborative is a hui of private health care systems, businesses and nonprofits formed to address the unmet need for reliable, accurate, actionable public information. Read more


                                People at Ala Moana Regional Park to exercise and relax.
Column: Eo ka ho‘okē ho‘okamani i ka puni mana

Synopsis: Hypocrisy is rife. A new appointment to the Supreme Court, based on ideological positions, could soon bring an end to abortion rights. Read more

On Politics

                                Honolulu mayoral candidates Keith Amemiya and Rick Blangiardi.
On Politics: Blangiardi, Amemiya will need to talk more about rail funding, given dismal scenario

We have two politicians with a demonstrated ability to talk and and talk, struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?” Read more

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