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Editorial: Tighten skydiving operation rules

In the past decade, according to the U.S. Parachute Association, the estimated annual count of skydive jumps nationwide has ticked up and down, but has not dipped below the 3-million mark. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Ige acts to defend TMT’s false narrative

Despite decades of community worry about observatories overwhelming the islanders’ beloved mountain, Thirty Meter Telescope officials portray their embattled Mauna Kea telescope as an innocent victim of a clash between science and religion, progress versus the past, or as a whipping boy for colonial sins they had nothing to do with. Read more


Letter: Today’s GOP doesn’t fit multi-ethnic Hawaii

The Republican governor of Tennessee signed a proclamation honoring an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

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Off the News

Community unites against vandalism

Terrible events can be a bonding experience. That was the good that came from a bad incident, the toppling of gravestones at Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

Column: Maui should clean up, not fight, wastewater issues

If Maui County refuses to settle this case and ends up gutting the CWA, it will be nothing short of shameful. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Randy Cabral

The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation took shape several decades ago, when sugar and pineapple crops dominated the fields. Read more


Column: E akahele o loaʻa mai i ka huʻi o ka wai

Synopsis: Hydrocution, or cold water shock, can be deadly. Many people are unaware of this; as was I until three people died in the recent heat wave in France. What should it be called in Hawaiian? Read more

On Politics

On Politics: Despite unresolved conflicts over Mauna Kea, Ige must be resolved to let TMT be built

At the end, building the telescope, neither delay nor talk, can be Ige’s only resolution. Read more

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