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                                EMT loads a gurney into his team’s ambulance after taking in a patient to the emergency room at Queens Medical Center on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Honolulu.
Editorial: Get tougher on virus scofflaws

Hawaii is staring its worst-case scenario in the face: Hospitals’ capacity to care for the very sick is compromised, and in danger of real collapse. Read more

Island Voices

                                State Health director Dr. Bruce Anderson, left, and governor David Ige listen to questions from reporters via Zoom audio during a press conference on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the State Capitol in Honolulu.
On Politics: Finally, state comes out with robust mask-wearing ad campaign; just hope it’s not too late

Politicians and public leaders absolutely know communication is necessary. To be heard, you have to talk. Speak right up, let everyone hear you. Show them your ideas and plans are sound and valuable. Read more


                                Dr. Christina Wang and Nurse Practitioner Courtny Tanigawa of the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center do Chinatown homeless outreach in the age of coronavirus, Friday, April 17, 2020.
Letters: Help homeless deal with coronavirus; Reduce influence of public unions; Affordable housing good for Kailua

Help homeless deal with coronavirus; Reduce influence of public unions; Affordable housing good for Kailua. Read more

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Off the News

Off the News: Old-school fishing meets internet

There are few things as old-school as subsistence fishing. But we are where we are, so the community discussion about it has to have an internet option. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                A conceptual rendering shows a proposal to convert the Ala Wai Golf Course into wetlands. It features an elevated pedestrian promenade along the mauka edge of the Ala Wai Canal.
$50 million Topgolf project has stalled

The $50 million Topgolf project has stalled (“Topgolf hits pause on $50M Ala Wai plan,” Star-Advertiser, July 29). Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Diane Peters-Nguyen, Hawaii regional CEO for the American Red Cross.
Diane Peters-Nguyen: Hurricane Douglas and COVID-19 presented a double challenge to the Red Cross in Hawaii

Last month, as Hurricane Douglas approached, the Red Cross was in need of shelter volunteers. What was the response, and how did the sheltering effort go? Read more


                                President Donald Trump.
Column: I hoa pili ka puni wale no ka wahahe’e

Synopsis: The president has consistently pandered to his religious supporters by making questionable claims that are demonstrably false, clearly violating the Ninth Commandment. Read more

On Politics

                                A yellow ballot drop box is seen at Kaneohe District Park in Kaneohe.
Richard Borreca: Key differences of party, gender lie beyond polling dead heat for Blangiardi, Hanabusa

Colleen Hanabusa and Rick Blangiardi sit essentially in a tie atop the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s new poll for candidates for Honolulu mayor. Read more

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