My Turn: Can America stand the Trump absolution?

President-elect Joe Biden has already hinted at it. He wants to heal America. But what about a reckoning for the illegalities of the President Donald Trump years? Former-President Barack Obama answered demands that former-President George W. Bush and his administration be held accountable for the torture of captives with a call to “look forward, not back.” The result was as effective as a presidential pardon for war crimes.

Editorial: Biden should reboot transatlantic ties

China and 14 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed a massive free trade agreement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The pact covers about 2.2 billion people in the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as U.S. allies Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

Editorial: Thank you, election workers

If you think it was stressful waiting for election boards around the country to count the millions of votes in the presidential election, imagine being the workers who were doing the counting.

Obituaries: November 22, 2020

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COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus.

SHOPO sues Hawaii County over disclosure law

The statewide police union is now suing all four counties in an effort to keep the names of officers fired or suspended for disciplinary reasons secret until all grievance avenues for the officers are exhausted.

Announcements: November 22, 2020

Fairmont Orchid Hawaii’s executive pastry chef Daniel Sampson was a recent guest chef speaking to students in Hawaii Community College — Palamanui’s culinary arts program.