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Lots of rules, not enough clarity

Lots of rules, not enough clarity

On Wednesday, I wanted to take a walk. Unfortunately, it turned out to be much more complicated than I thought it would. That’s because that same day, Hawaii News Now reported that Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, in his continuing attempts to stymie the spread of...

Lockdown was last straw for Hawaii economy

Lockdown was last straw for Hawaii economy

During “normal” years, late summer is when I usually talk about what Hawaii needs do to improve its economy relative to other states. But this is not an ordinary year. This was brought home to me when I looked at the newest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” the...

Lockdown mania, at what cost?

Lockdown mania, at what cost?

Hawaii lawmakers have again shut down bars, parks and beaches, and re-imposed an interisland travel quarantine after a surge in reported coronavirus cases. These lockdowns are well intended, but they also are causing a lot of pain. I don’t envy Gov. David Ige and...