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The Right Price // Loyalty Matters In Local Politics
Does loyalty matter in local politics? You’d better believe it. Dissident Democrats in the state House of Representatives, long on the outs with Speaker Calvin...

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The Right Price // Both Sides Must Make Concessions
The most disturbing event of 2012 was the inability of the Hawaii State Teachers Association and the Abercrombie administration to settle their differences and ratify...

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The Right Price // Surprising Discovery Of Holiday Re-gifting
I was surprised last week to receive a few recycled Christmas gifts, because I had never thought of the convenience of the practice. I received...

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The Right Price // Shakeup Is Unsettling
Hopefully everyone survived the holidays and is feeling better. Of course, some people are feeling better than others. Most of us are not in the...

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The Right Price // A Bit Of History For The New A.D.
Ben Jay, newly appointed athletic director at the UH, is taking over a program run by gossip and political connections. Before he even starts work...

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The Right Price // Teachers Ask: Why Pay Dues?
It was not surprising that Michigan passed the controversial “Right to Work” law last week. The history of labor in the United States can be...

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The Right Price // For Teachers, No Happy Holidays
I’ve come to the conclusion that the holidays are for celebrating the good things in life and not protesting government contracts. Seeing the parents, teachers...

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The Right Price // The Island Spirit Of The Holidays
Driving around the island this time of the year is very interesting. You would expect people to be in a festive mood, smiling and spreading...

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The Right Price // Where’s ‘Good Faith’ In HSTA-State Battle?
Last week things were looking better for the protracted battle going on between the state and the Hawaii State Teacher’s Association (HSTA). They returned to...

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The Right Price // Seeking A Good Name For The Train
It looks like the rail system is going to be built in the next 20 years, so I think the powers that be should start...

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The Right Price // Hawaii’s Strong Teachers Union
Pundits are still trying to figure out what happened in the general election. There are lots of theories and lots of boasting by government leaders...

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The Right Price // Workplace Stress And The Election
This has been the most stressful election in recent memory. When you add up all the stress-producing happenings going on in Hawaii, I think working...

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The Right Price // Making Ballot Questions Confusing
People have already started voting. There are so many ways to cast a ballot these days. The absentee ballots are all mailed out, and the...

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The Right Price // Always Ignoring Smart Advice
The last time I wrote a column about the problems smart people have communicating with the public was in 1980. It’s worth pointing out once...

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The Right Price // It’s All Part Of The Game
If you keep up with University of Hawaii Manoa politics, then you know that not too long ago Virginia Hinshaw said she would step down...

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The Right Price // Lessons Of NFL Refs
With all of the things going on in the world, I was shocked to hear the furious public reaction to a replacement referee’s call during...

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The Right Price // Beer Here?
Forget the presence of a giant panda, Indian elephant or Bengal tiger as a reason to enjoy the Honolulu Zoo – think booze. Word is,...

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The Right Price // Hawaii Teachers And Chicago Strike
If you were wondering how crazy things can get during a collective bargaining situation, you don’t have to look any further than Chicago. As I...

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The Right Price // Rail Changes Keep Popping Up
There’s an old saying: “A thing not looked for is seldom found.” I’ve been trying to figure out if the little changes to the details...

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The Right Price // Celebrating America’s Workers’ Day
Since Labor Day was coming up, last week I went online to do some checking. Basically, the U.S. is one of the rare countries that...

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