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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@kxcall.cn 
                                Aloha Stadium. Pictured is the ticket gate area of the stadium.
Editorial: Increase UH role in stadium plans

There are other tenants that make regular use of the Aloha Stadium, but none as important or longstanding as University of Hawaii football. So the fact that there seems to be a disconnect between UH and the agencies involved in charting the stadium’s future presents a serious problem that needs prompt resolution. Read more

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS LAURIE DEXTER/RELEASED
                                Red Hill provides fuel to operate overseas while ensuring drinking water in the area remains safe.
Off the News: Double-walled tanks for Red Hill?

The Navy’s latest remediation proposal to upgrade its aging Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage farm — following a 27,000-gallon jet fuel leak in January 2014 — calls for installation of a “double-wall stainless steel” tank system. Read more

JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@kxcall.cn 
                                Travelers are screened after arriving on transpacific flights on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Editorial: Fixing budget will be tough balance

The state Council on Revenues has drafted a relatively sunny updated economic forecast, pinned on hopes that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will accelerate rollout of COVID-19 vaccine and testing for infection, which in turn will encourage more travel to tourism-dependent Hawaii. Read more

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@kxcall.cn 
                                Beach activity along the Waikiki shores as seen on Thursday, December 31, 2020, near the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort.
Off the News: Stop paying high price with gatherings

While there’s no pinpointing blame for last week’s largest single-day spike in new COVID-19 cases, there’s an obvious top suspect: social gatherings related to Christmas and New Year’s holidays. And with the infection rate on the rise recently, the hospitalization rate has increased, too. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Editorial: Biden, Congress must close divide

The national wounds, left by many years of political divisions, are deep. Many Americans did not realize how deep they were until the violent discord spilled out Wednesday on TV and digital screens, a disturbingly violent U.S. Capitol siege. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@kxcall.cn
Column: Hawaii clergy call for equality, respect

We are concerned clergy of Hawaii who condemn the insurrection that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday. Ironically, this disgraceful exercise in mob violence occurred on the feast day of the Epiphany, the day God’s love is poured out upon the whole world. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., helps ATF police officers clean up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Column: Freedoms crucial, now more than ever

In the dawn of January, 80 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the U.S. Congress awakening our nation’s conscience to dedicate our lives for liberty, democracy and human rights for all in America and “everywhere in the world.” Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Ka po‘e hana haeweli kūloko o ‘Amelika

Synopsis: The President is being accused of inciting insurrection. With 11 days left in his term, it is anyone’s guess what he might do for an encore. As for punishment, anonymity is worse than ignominy. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.
Editorial: Severe penalties for Capitol siege

On Wednesday, as the U.S. Capitol was shockingly overrun by a mob that turned violent, members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation relayed statements confirming their safety — and expressing outrage at the president’s role in spurring on supporters who temporarily halted Electoral College deliberations. Read more


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