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DENNIS ODA / 2019
                                Hawaiian Humane Society’s Stephanie Kendrick (Humane Society Public Policy Advocate Director) is with cats at the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Editorial: Toughen rules for stray animals

Because the Hawaiian Humane Society holds the city’s animal services contract, it tends to an array of pet welfare matters including stray rescue and pickup, sheltering and medical care as well as adoptions. Read more

Island Voices

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An emergency siren is seen at the Ala Wai Harbor parking area near the lagoon of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Column: Climate emergency siren is wailing. What should we do now?

When we are jolted awake by a piercing alarm and the smell of smoke, we act without hesitation, gather our loved ones and rush from our homes. Read more

Letters

PIXABAY american flag, america, democracy, sparkler, firework, freedom
Letters: Protest at ballot box; Jalousie windows don’t mix; Minimum wage bill

Protest at ballot box, not with blockades; Vote for extreme change in political leadership; Minimum wage bill should be top priority. Read more

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Off the News

COURTESY U.S. NAVY
                                The sunken World War II submarine USS S-28, which was lost in 1944, has been located in 8,700 feet of water off Oahu.
Dangerous remnants of warfare

Even now, some seven decades after World War II, we are reminded how much of a battle zone Hawaii has been — during the war, and after. And some of the evidence is underwater. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

COURTESY KEVIN MARTIN
                                Kevin Martin served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry scout, including 11 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where his vehicle was struck by roadside bombs, twice, five days apart in August 2011; he suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained.
Column: Purple Heart veteran with PTSD urges funding for psychedelic drug research

Voting against psychedelic drug therapy research is a vote against the well-being of veterans and everyone else who is suffering from mental health problems. Read more

Name in the News

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rona Fukumoto. Lanakila Pacific’s CEO helps seniors and those with disabilities build independent lives.
Name in the News: Rona Fukumoto

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Lanakila Pacific first took shape as a “sheltered workshop,” established to help people recover from tuberculosis at a time when the yearly count of reported cases in the islands was upwards of 700. Read more

Kauakukalahale

NEW YORK TIMES
                                President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, Nov. 2.
Column: Kaua kūloko ma ʻAmelika: Ua huli kua nā ʻale o ke kai

Synopsis: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is revealing irreconcilable differences between America’s Democrats and Republicans as Hawaiian nationals are beset by the turmoil of choppy seas. Read more

On Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference, Oct. 29, in New York.
Richard Borreca: Tulsi Gabbard’s bid for U.S. presidency devolves into a bid for attention from Hillary Clinton

If there is a prediction to be made about 2020 and Gabbard, it is that the 38-year-old Hawaii Democrat will not be president and any claims of political accomplishment will be unfulfilled. Read more

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