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Just Thoughts // A Grand Salute To Ray Nosaka
Pfc. Raymond Nosaka was inurned at Punchbowl National Cemetery last week. There was a small obit when he died at age 98 at Maunalani Nursing...

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Just Thoughts // The Second Attack On Pearl Harbor
“So what’s this display with bomb fragments?” I asked Pacific Aviation Museum curator Burl Burlingame during a tour of the Ford Island institution. “That’s the...

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Just Thoughts // Dems Will Prevail In General Election
The question of this month, next month and October is: Can Duke Aiona (R) or Mufi Hannemann (I) defeat David Ige (D) in the November...

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Just Thoughts // Not A Great Start For Lassner
I’m not qualified to judge whether Tom Apple was or was not an effective chancellor at University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am qualified as...

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Just Thoughts // Primary Voting Guide
Here comes Primary Election Saturday! I don’t endorse candidates. But I can share some of the things that guide me. It has nothing to do...

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Just Thoughts // Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
It would be hypocritical for me to rage against advertising. Ads finance my MidWeek columns. Ads paid my 28 years of KGMB-TV salary. When I...

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Just Thoughts // Dem Backlash?; Read The Ingredients
I am not a campaign-strategy guru, but my 51 years here give my nose a good scent for campaign strategies that resonate with local voters....

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Just Thoughts // ‘Five-O’ Makes HPD Look Incompetent
(Historical Note: MidWeek was four years away from its birth when the first Hawaii 5-0 — originally to be titled The Man — finished its...

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Just Thoughts // A New Vietnam Documentary
It’s MidWeek‘s 30th anniversary next week. Almost my 26th year as a columnist here. A chunk of my young-adult life was in-the-field coverage of the...

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Just Thoughts // Further Proof Scummy Politics Works
That release of the Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP) emails by former governor and defeated mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano has roiled already ruffled political feathers this...

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Just Thoughts // Obama Disappoints Many Supporters
If you came aboard with Barack Obama in 2008 and again in 2012, and find yourself disappointed and wishing he didn’t have two-and-a-half years to...

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Just Thoughts // A Problem With Caged Animal Shows
Moscow State Circus with tigers and trained dog acts is coming to the Blaisdell Arena in October. That’s 20 years after the elephant Tyke killed...

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Just Thoughts // The Curious Tale Of LG Candidates
I’ve seen them all seeking to be elected Hawaii governor for more than 50 years. Quinn vs. Burns (Quinn won), Burns vs. Quinn (Burns won),...

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Just Thoughts // Sovereignty, NPs And A New UH Prez
The U.S. Interior Department may have just complicated the Hawaiian sovereignty/governance issue. Washington is seeking acceptable words to define the U.S.-Hawaiian pre-annexation relationship as “tribal”...

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Just Thoughts // Keep Religion Out Of Science Education
We’ll be asked to pass a state constitutional amendment for tax money to go to some private – even church-run – pre-kindergarten schools. But look...

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Just Thoughts // A Look Back At Past UH Presidents
There are books on Algebra The Easy Way and Grammar The Easy Way, and the expression “Take the easy way out.” But there’s no easy...

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Just Thoughts // Is New Mauna Kea ’Scope Worth It?
In 1609, it was the biggest telescope on the planet. Galileo’s 1.5-centimeter instrument in Italy set the science world and the Catholic Church on fire....

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Just Thoughts // The Pohakuloa Battle Heats Up
The “Oh, no!” drums started beating the moment U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa disclosed that the Department of Defense wants to do some major upgrades to...

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Just Thoughts // DMZ: A War Just Waiting To Happen
I’ve recently made another visit to the Demilitarized Zone that has separated North and South Korea since 1953. The DMZ is a hot potato, a...

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Just Thoughts // Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped...

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