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                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell hands out masks on Waikiki Beach on Monday.
Editorial: Clear, consistent tourist outreach needed in Hawaii

For Hawaii’s tourism industry, it has been a rough week of reopened trans-Pacific travel. Opportunities now must be taken to smooth out bumps in the welcome-back effort statewide, starting with the “Kuleana Campaign,” initiated through a Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau joint effort. 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


                                The parking lot was closed for lagoon 3 at Ko Olina on Oct. 6.
Letters: Ko Olina didn’t live up to agreement with city; Shared sacrifice will defeat COVID-19; Mainland virus surge bodes ill for isle tourism

Ko Olina needs to live up to its agreement with the city. Read more

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Off the News

                                U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke at a press conference on Aug. 25.
Editorial: Going after the surgeon general

The city appears to be going to the mat over citations of U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and his aide for violating the pandemic closure of Kualoa Regional Park. 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 ...

                                “I think the biggest threat will be the expiration of assistance to those still jobless at the end of 2020. Unemployment benefits are time-limited. Many who have received the sometimes minimal UI (unemployment insurance) payments thus far will no longer receive anything,” Larry Geller said.
Hawaii community activist Larry Geller advocates for the vulnerable struggling with the coronavirus pandemic

Larry Geller is project director of the GreenWheel Food Hub, past president and board member of the Kokua Council and secretary/treasurer for the Hawaii Coalition for Health. 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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