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Lee Cataluna:  Whose Fault Is Covid-19 Now? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Whose Fault Is Covid-19 Now?

In the pandemic blame game, personal responsibility sometimes takes a back seat.

Lee Cataluna: No Honor In Standing Up For What Is Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: No Honor In Standing Up For What Is Wrong

Anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers and Covid-deniers have been treated with kid gloves by everyone, but they are the draft-dodgers in the war against Covid.

Lee Cataluna: The Shocking Pandemic Numbers No Longer Seem Shocking Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: The Shocking Pandemic Numbers No Longer Seem Shocking

A year ago, Hawaii fretted over a few dozen cases. Now, the death of hundreds of Hawaii residents is like, oh well …

Lee Cataluna: Vicky Cayetano Managed to Stay Out of Politics, Until Now Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Vicky Cayetano Managed to Stay Out of Politics, Until Now

She has not run for office before, but Hawaii’s former first lady knows what being in office entails. She knows what to expect. She knows it’s not glamorous.

Lee Cataluna: In Waikiki, The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: In Waikiki, The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

A longtime Waikiki store owner survived the pandemic shutdown and the summer surge of tourists but still worries about what lies ahead.

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige’s Dramatic And Toothless Plea To Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige’s Dramatic And Toothless Plea To Tourists

He came out with a bang asking tourists to stay home. Then things got squishier.

Lee Cataluna: 10 Lessons We Should Have Learned From The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: 10 Lessons We Should Have Learned From The Pandemic

The pandemic made certain things in our community clear, but we will forget what we learned anyway.

Lee Cataluna: Yep, Hawaii Has More People. We Already Knew That Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Yep, Hawaii Has More People. We Already Knew That

But the erosion of the Aloha State is not just about numbers, it’s about aesthetics, values and open spaces.

Lee Cataluna: Dr. Libby Char Wants You To Get Your Act Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Dr. Libby Char Wants You To Get Your Act Together

The director of the state Department of Health put the onus of ending the pandemic on the people of Hawaii.