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                                Loretta Sheehan.
Editorial: HPD commission must seek reform

Turnover on the volunteer state and local government boards presents a perpetual challenge, but the recent resignations of Honolulu Police Commission members compel an especially crucial call to action. Read more

Island Voices

Michelle Jaime
Column: Design should reflect Hawaii’s culture

The last time I’d surfed Queen’s beach was nearly 15 years ago; it was a break I grew up surfing. And as teenagers, my friends and I worked at the surf shop across the street. Read more


                                Quincy Mason, center, the son of George Floyd, Mason’s uncle Twain Mason, right, and family attorney Ben Crump kneel, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 as they visited the site of a memorial in Minneapolis where Floyd was arrested on May 25 and died while in police custody.
Letters: Protests against killings have had little effect; Senior teachers need protection from virus; Increase youth civic engagement now

Protests against killings have had little effect; Senior teachers need protection from virus; Increase youth civic engagement now. Read more

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Off the News

                                Honolulu Councilwoman Kym Pine.
Off the News: Questionable quarantine exemption

On this one, we’re with City Councilmember Kym Pine, who has pointed out that it seems unfair that some incoming military family members are exempt from quarantine rules that, for public health, apply to civilian residents, tourists and others. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the second plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 25.
Column: What Hong Kong turmoil says about Xi Jinping, and why Indo-Pacific Command must be ready

The sum of all these actions present clear indicators of Xi’s disdain for human rights, the rule of law and China’s commitments to international agreements. Read more

5 Questions With ...

                                Department of Health psychologist Lesley Slavin tackles mental health challenges facing foster children.
Q&A with Department of Health psychologist Lesley Slavin


Column: No wai lā nā palapala o kēia au?

Are their publications truly reflective of the language of speakers in the Hawaiian-speaking community? Read more

On Politics

                                Recently retired TV executive Rick Blangiardi formally announced his candidacy for mayor at the Old Stadium Park in February.
Richard Borreca: Endorsements add some spark to Honolulu mayoral campaigns

Without any real campaign events, the race for mayor is still unfocused, and candidates really haven’t even been formally introduced to the voters. The campaign theme so far is, “Who’s that?” Read more

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