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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // When ‘Just Say No’ Is Not Enough
Jon Krakauer writes longform journalism as well as anyone in the trade. He learned his craft as a mountaineer and writer for Outside magazine. Two...

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Mostly Politics // Pedaling Slowly Toward A Livable City
Les Ishimoto is the most loyal of my 11 regular readers. On Wednesday mornings, he emails me with an always critical, occasionally scathing critique of...

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Mostly Politics // Legislative Session’s Dramatic Finish
Oh my! A Senate president deposed, the advice of the Legislature’s only M.D. rejected on a health issue, the extension of the excise tax surcharge...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Traffic, ZipMobiles, Rail And Leadership
My friend Robyn Nelson earns her keep as an itinerant college lecturer. She teaches introductory English composition: one section at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Gimme Shelter — Or Better, A Home
On the night of Jan. 25, 2015, approximately 3,000 homeless slept in Oahu shelters. A count taken over the next five nights found 2,000 more...

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Mostly Politics // Mixed Feelings On Mauna Kea Scope
I first saw Mauna Kea on a late summer morning in 1966. It was a spectacular Hawaiian day, nothing but sunshine, blue sky and Mauna...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Punchbowl Memorial For Ernie Pyle
My Uncle Bud landed in France soon after DDay, June 6, 1944. He fought across Europe, came home and went about his life. He never...

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Mostly Politics // The Mayor Of Punchbowl Street
Kirk Caldwell recently passed the midpoint of his first term as mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. He won his post in November...

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Mostly Politics // DLNR Director’s Job Has Changed
Enhance, protect, conserve and manage Hawaii’s unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of the...

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Mostly Politics // Gov. Ige’s Fifth-floor Woes Commence
Gov. David Ige stubbed his toe last week, bruised his knee, as well, and may have suffered hairline fractures in one or both of his...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Tobacco Funds Down For Cancer Center
Blame it on the kids. It’s all their fault. We did our part; we started puffing on cigarettes as teenagers. Smokes made us look cool,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Casting An Early Ballot For Benjy
I can’t wait to vote. No, I’m not talking about the opportunity to cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election. Who, save right-wing ideologues,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Of Continents, Islands And Cars
Traffic in Pearl City couldn’t be worse these days. Rail’s crept from neighboring Waipahu to the ewa end of town. That’s meant lane closures on...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Where’s The Military Rebalance?
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno came visiting recently. He devoted his time in the Islands to a general’s normal pursuits: reviewing the...

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Mostly Politics // Highs And Woes With The Headlines
A cup of coffee and the morning Honolulu Star-Advertiser are not always a comforting combination. Such is particularly the case if the coffee’s bad or...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Rail Yes! Rail No! Enough Already
A resident of Leeward Oahu for the past 40 years and an occasional palm-sweating victim of its traffic jams, I’ve long been a supporter of...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Stating What’s Been Stated Before
A couple of Mondays ago, legislators milled about the floor of the House of Representatives, awaiting the call to order and the arrival of Gov....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Political Theater In A Polarized House
Last week, television cameras caught Hawaii’s lei bedecked new 1st District U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a Democrat, beaming through President Barack Obama’s State of the...

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Mostly Politics // Nothing But A Man, More Than A Movie
Selma begins with Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway, trying to tie an unfamiliar neckpiece before going on stage to accept the 1964 Nobel...

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Mostly Politics // It’s Just What We Do Here In Hawaii
Deadlines and word lengths leave too many stories unpub lished in a writer’s notebook — stuff that someday will be tossed with last night’s fish...

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