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                                Long-time customers John and Penny Kaneakua were served breakfast by Zippy’s employee Ursula Gibson.
Editorial: It’s Tier 2, not back to normal

Oahu residents, weary of COVID-19 restrictions, can greet the arrival of Tier 2 status with a sigh of relief — as long as they don’t exhale completely. Read more

Island Voices

Malcolm R. Ing, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an ophthalmology specialist in Honolulu.
Column: Using science to address treatment, prevention of COVID-19

Hippocrates wrote many centuries ago: “Primum non nocere” (First do no harm). I suggest all physicians and health-care policy administrators follow this wise advice. Read more


                                A pedestrian walks by a sign on the window of an ABC Store on a Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk that announces that face masks are available.
Letters: Don’t sacrifice Hawaii’s people to tourist industry; Steep PPV price creates more risk for UH fans; Trump more pitiful than powerful now

We deserve better, more innovative industries and public officials who respect the dignity of Hawaii’s people and don’t place their profit over our literal lives. Read more

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Off the News

                                This combination file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Off the News: One more presidential debate; The pope and civil unions

It’s been a rough election cycle for that bastion of U.S. politics, the presidential debate. The first between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was flat-out unpleasant; the second withered, then vanished, under COVID-19 concerns. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Alx Kawakami is chief operating officer of ‘IOLANI, Inc.
Column: We cannot allow business closures to further erode Hawaii’s identity

We are all fighting to survive. Fight with us so our next generation can share the same memories we did as kids. Together, we will make it out of this, and together, we will rebuild stronger. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Sheryl Matsuoka, executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association at Panya Bistro in Kakaako.
Sheryl Matsuoka: The executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association hopes to get local eateries open and thriving again

What has been the effect of the COVID-19-related Hawaii restaurant closures? Read more


                                Beachgoers enjoy the ocean on Friday, in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Column: Hemo maila ka ʻipuka o ka hale, he aha ke komo mai?

Synopsis: The argument for opening up tourism is not good news to everyone. Perhaps it is a sign that we should shift to a more technology-based economy or be replaced by those who already do. Read more

On Politics

                                A city employee in Honolulu holding a sample mail-in ballot for Hawaii’s primary election.
On Politics: With mail-in balloting making it easy, now is the time to engage and vote

The state plans to start processing ballots on Oct. 24 so they will be able deliver a first report shortly after 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, with a second report around 10 p.m. So go vote. Read more

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