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Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Neighbor Islands Chafe At Oahu-Centric Tourism Plan Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Neighbor Islands Chafe At Oahu-Centric Tourism Plan

The state’s denial of Kauai’s post-arrival COVID-test plan has residents angry.

Lee Cataluna: HPD’s Shameful Crime-Solving Record Shouldn’t Be Tolerated

Lee Cataluna: HPD’s Shameful Crime-Solving Record Shouldn’t Be Tolerated

We need to muster the political will and insist that the Honolulu police do better.

Lee Cataluna: Hunger And Need Winds Through An Affluent Neighborhood

Lee Cataluna: Hunger And Need Winds Through An Affluent Neighborhood

In a sign of the times, an East Honolulu church draws nearly 500 cars a week to its free grocery drive-thru.

Lee Cataluna: Don’t Blame Politics For Management’s Failure At The Hilo Veterans Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Don’t Blame Politics For Management’s Failure At The Hilo Veterans Home

Most of the facility’s 89 residents got sick and 26 have died. Politicians got involved and things got done.

Lee Cataluna: ‘Temptation Island’ Is Playing It Safe On Maui

Lee Cataluna: ‘Temptation Island’ Is Playing It Safe On Maui

The USA Network TV series could demonstrate a way forward for tourism as the coronavirus persists.

Lee Cataluna: Saying Aloha To Hawaiian Airlines Lee Cataluna/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Saying Aloha To Hawaiian Airlines

Two veteran flight attendants reflect on the career they loved and why they’re OK walking away.

Lee Cataluna: Behold Honolulu’s Flip-Flopping Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Behold Honolulu’s Flip-Flopping Mayor

The order allowing only solo use of city parks, beaches and trails hasn’t been reversed, but Mayor Kirk Caldwell has a track record of making plans and then taking it all back.

Lee Cataluna: Why Laid-Back Kauai Got Fired Up Over A Cult Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Why Laid-Back Kauai Got Fired Up Over A Cult

Kauai has a long track record of showing unwanted visitors off the island.

Lee Cataluna: Here’s One COVID-19 Effort That Worked Courtesy Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center

Lee Cataluna: Here’s One COVID-19 Effort That Worked

Two days of “surge testing” along Oahu’s H-3 freeway proved to be an impressive example of multi-agency and community cooperation.