The news this week was filled with stories of transition.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and also effectively legalized same-sex marriage in California. Both decisions reflect a shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

Also in Washington, D.C., as U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard‘s top staff leave her office, the top aides to the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye have joined U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa‘s Senate campaign in hopes of giving her candidacy a boost.

Here at home, climate change could mean major changes for Waikiki as a new national report essentially showed beachfront hotels and the Honolulu Airport overtaken by the ocean as sea levels rise.

But before Waikiki washes away, there’s time to read about Hawaii’s transition toward using more electric cars — and how Geico Insurance wants nothing to do with the movement.

And with the local news business in flux, we’ve added political cartoonist John Pritchett to our weekly lineup. Don’t miss his first editorial, here.

In the meantime, here are 10 stories you won’t want to have missed:

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