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Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Playing Hide-the-facts At City Hall
Whoever wins the mayor’s race three weeks from now, one thing is certain: Peter Carlisle will be gone at noon Jan. 2. Also certain is...

Larry Price
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...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Electoral College And Democracy
What a difference a debate makes. Three weeks ago, Barack Obama, his Chicago campaign staff and his cheerleaders at MSNBC were discussing possible changes in...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Lending Money To Family, Friends
Many of us may have been in a situation where a family member or friend has asked to borrow money. In 2011, 7 percent of...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // How To Save On Ink Cartridges
As Hawaii’s largest laser cartridge remanufacturing company, Cartridge World Honolulu is a dream come true for those who rely heavily on printers. Students, business professionals...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // In The Name Of Love
British blues vocalist Dana Gillespie drops in to uplift souls at Saturday’s free concert “Love the Love” She was just 11 when a precocious Dana...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Young Climate-change Crusader
Chris Pascua is 12 years old, and I think – in fact, I’m pretty sure – he’s going to change the world. I didn’t know...

Alison Young
Click Chick // eWaste Disposal Days 2012
As we’ll soon be coming upon the holiday season, now is the perfect time to rid your home of any clutter and make room for...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Got Holiday Gifts? It’s A Wrap
Hello, October! My, how time flies. Before we know it, it will officially be the holiday season, a time when shoppers flood the malls and...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Ritte, Boersema And Ford Island
The first thing I said to Walter Ritte was: “I see you haven’t been arrested for a while!” He smiled. “I’ve learned where the red...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // What You Can Do For Your Country
In just a few weeks, this presidential election will be over. How there can still be some undecided voters is beyond me, but there are....

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Mermaid’s Special Gift
Amelia de los Rios has fond memories of her childhood summer vacations, and it was during one of these family vacations when she realized she...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // An Inkling of Trouble
You know, I’ve been in the printing business for nearly 29 years now. These days, being in the same company for that long is getting...

Pamela Young
Applause // Going Above And Beyond At C.S. Wo
Dear Pamela, As an elderly disabled woman, I try to prepare for contingencies, but had received misinformation from another well-meaning person. When I went to...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // When Elections Were Special
On the eve of the first debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, I found myself reading A Call from Jersey by friend and...


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