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Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens

Gov. David Ige shouldn’t be pressured into reopening the state for tourism too early.

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

A trip to an Ala Moana Center watch dealer shows just how far businesses have come in changing their protocols.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Ige Needs To Come Up With A Real Recovery Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Ige Needs To Come Up With A Real Recovery Plan

The governor needs to cooperate with the Legislature instead of making a difficult situation worse.

Neal Milner: We’ll Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: We’ll Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Forget government action, local action by local people is what will make the biggest difference in getting through the pandemic.

 

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat Courtesy of Liz Schwartz

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat

Restaurants on Oahu will be allowed to open June 5 for customers to eat inside again.

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern

Critics assail the shortcomings of Hawaii’s chief executive at a time when strong leadership is needed most.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far

Officials got a jump on preventing the disease among the homeless, who may also have been protected by their habits.

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget

Our columnist often wonders “what would Sen. Daniel Inouye do” for Hawaii in a situation like this.

Neal Milner: Public Disdain For Ige Goes Far Deeper Than His Pandemic Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Public Disdain For Ige Goes Far Deeper Than His Pandemic Job

The public is cynical about the state’s bland, by-the-book approach and doesn’t believe Ige or other politicians are looking out for the average person.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Marketing Hawaii As ‘The Safest Place’ Could Backfire Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Marketing Hawaii As ‘The Safest Place’ Could Backfire

Kudos to state and county leaders for successfully containing COVID-19 in Hawaii. But reopening tourism too fast could put those gains at risk.

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter Courtesy: Rex Von Arnswaldt

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter

We can use technology to encourage visitors to avoid crowded sites, charge for driving in heavy traffic and entice big spenders.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes

Teleworking, exercise, home crafts: these changes will make life better.

June 2020

Tuesday, June 2

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens

Monday, June 1

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

May 2020

Thursday, May 28

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Ige Needs To Come Up With A Real Recovery Plan

Neal Milner: We’ll Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Tuesday, May 26

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat

Tuesday, May 19

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far

Monday, May 18

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget

Thursday, May 14

Neal Milner: Public Disdain For Ige Goes Far Deeper Than His Pandemic Job

Wednesday, May 13

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Marketing Hawaii As ‘The Safest Place’ Could Backfire

Tuesday, May 12

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter

Monday, May 11

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes

Saturday, May 9

Sterling Higa: Some Will Be Left Behind In Revamped Hawaii Economy

Friday, May 8

Chad Blair: How I Survived 10 Years At Civil Beat

Tuesday, May 5

Denby Fawcett: We’re Going To Have To Get Over Our Anger Toward Tourists

Monday, May 4

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let COVID-19 Destroy The Upcoming Election

Sunday, May 3

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Data, Not Dates, Should Drive Reopening Of Hawaii

Saturday, May 2

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Friday, May 1

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic

April 2020

Thursday, April 30

Neal Milner: Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ Is A Balm For Our Troubled Times

Tuesday, April 28

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Is Transforming Hawaii’s Food Culture

Monday, April 27

Danny De Gracia: Viral Misinformation Aids The Spread Of COVID-19

Thursday, April 23

Neal Milner: Even COVID-19 Is Unlikely To Sever Trump’s Bond With Voters

Tuesday, April 21

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Robbed Us Of Everyday Adventures

Chad Blair: How Long Can Our Civil Liberties Be Suspended?

Monday, April 20

Sterling Higa: Who Will Bear The Burden Of Our Virus Response Effort?

Sunday, April 19

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Gov. David Ige Is The Wrong Man For This Job

Tuesday, April 14

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out

Monday, April 13

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Last Thing We Need Right Now Is Conflict

Danny De Gracia: Long-Term Economic Health Demands Waiting Out COVID-19

Sunday, April 12

Chad Blair: Pandemic Is Scrambling State Budget Priorities

Saturday, April 11

Sterling Higa: Life In The Time Of Coronavirus

Thursday, April 9

Neal Milner: Overcoming The Walking Blues

Tuesday, April 7

Denby Fawcett: When Will This Be Over?

Monday, April 6

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Envision Hawaii’s Future

Friday, April 3

Chad Blair: Hawaii Democrats On ‘Leading Edge’ In Picking POTUS

Sterling Higa: Pandemic Lays Bare A Fragile Supply Chain

Thursday, April 2

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Can The Virus Offer A Chance To Rebuild A Better Hawaii?

How We’re Covering The Coronavirus Crisis

March 2020

Tuesday, March 31

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

Friday, March 27

Sterling Higa: Gov. Ige, Time To Show You’re In Charge

Thursday, March 26

Neal Milner: The Dual Dangers Of Intimacy And Isolation In A Pandemic

Tuesday, March 24

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu

Monday, March 23

Health Beat: Your Actions Now Are Crucial To Slowing The Pandemic

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: As Always, Aloha Will See Us Through

Danny De Gracia: Say Good-Bye To Chili And Rice Campaign Events

Sunday, March 22

Sterling Higa: Gov. Ige’s Quarantine Mandate Is Not Enough

Thursday, March 19

Neal Milner: Tulsi Gabbard Has Become Irrelevant To Hawaii

Tuesday, March 17

Denby Fawcett: Hoarding Or Helping? How Will Hawaii Get Through The Virus Crisis?

Friday, March 13

Sterling Higa: I’m Not Worried About Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12

Chad Blair: Voters Deserve To Know What Tulsi Gabbard’s Up To

Neal Milner: Young People’s Bernie Love Doesn’t Translate Into Votes

Wednesday, March 11

Health Beat: Don’t Repeat My Mistake By Going To Work Sick

Tuesday, March 10

Denby Fawcett: 8 Months To Pave A Parking Lot? Kaimuki Businesses Are Outraged

Monday, March 9

Danny De Gracia: Coronavirus Could Be Hawaii’s Final Straw

Tuesday, March 3

Denby Fawcett: Exhibit Challenges The Sense Of What It Is To Be Black In America

February 2020

Friday, February 28

Sterling Higa: Prevent Homelessness By Helping At-Risk Renters

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

Thursday, February 27

Neal Milner: How ‘Offloading’ Landed Ige, Caldwell In The Political Dumps

Wednesday, February 26

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Rise Of #KanakaTwitter

Tuesday, February 25

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions

Monday, February 24

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote

Friday, February 21

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Stakes Are High For Hawaiians To Get Out The Vote

Thursday, February 20

Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

Neal Milner: I’m Happy Being An Outsider In Hawaii

Wednesday, February 19

Danny De Gracia: Forget The Blue-Ribbon Commission. Just Fix The Problems

Tuesday, February 18

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast

Friday, February 14

Sterling Higa: How Whole Foods Lured Me In

Chad Blair: 10 Reasons Why Hawaii Should Hold The First Presidential Primary

Thursday, February 13

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind

Tuesday, February 11

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall

Monday, February 10

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii’s Struggling Teachers Deserve Some Tax Relief

Thursday, February 6

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT

Tuesday, February 4

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii?

Monday, February 3

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Need To Tighten Controls On Asset Forfeiture

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Sterling Higa: It’s Time To Clean Up Chinatown

Thursday, January 30

Neal Milner: Beware The ‘Magic’ Of Public-Private Partnerships For Honolulu Rail

Wednesday, January 29

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

Tuesday, January 28

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Girls School Offers Comfort To First Responders, Neighbors

Monday, January 27

Danny De Gracia: ‘Congestion Pricing’ Is Another Of Honolulu’s Bad Ideas

Thursday, January 23

Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force

Denby Fawcett: It Was Lois Cain’s Stubborn Loyalty That Likely Got Her Killed

Health Beat: Creating A Better Health Care System For Us All

Wednesday, January 22

Danny de Gracia: Hawaii Should Welcome New Defense Radar

Tuesday, January 21

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way

Friday, January 17

Sterling Higa: Is This Any Way To Run An Airport?

Thursday, January 16

Neal Milner: Why Oscar Mayer Won’t Let Me Drive Its Wienermobile

Wednesday, January 15

Denby Fawcett: How I Almost Fell For An Internet Scam

Tuesday, January 14

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaiians Ready To Descend On Capitol

Monday, January 13

Danny De Gracia: We Must Get Ready For The Climate Change ‘Storm’

Friday, January 10

Sterling Higa: Why Can’t I Find An Apartment To Rent In Honolulu?

Thursday, January 9

Denby Fawcett: Fence Blocking Diamond Head Seawall Will Be Removed

Neal Milner: Hawaii Needs To Rough Up Its Brain-Dead Politics

Tuesday, January 7

Denby Fawcett: My Bittersweet Return To Vietnam

Monday, January 6

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Settle For Mediocrity In Hawaii

Friday, January 3

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Should Learn From Australia’s Wildfires

Thursday, January 2

Denby Fawcett: City Blocks Public Access Along Diamond Head Seawall

Neal Milner: Life Lessons From A New York City Coffee Shop