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Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 1/28/15
Rail debacle John Pritchett nailed it in his column showing Mayor Caldwell holding a sign that says “Rail Tax Forever” while an unseen someone asks,...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 1/21/15
Makes you think How tough it must be to keep one’s column fresh on a regular basis. Yet Jay Sakashita’s writing continues to be interesting,...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 1/14/15
Better rail Former mayor Mufi Hannemann makes some good points in his column “Key Rail Strategies Are In Order,” criticizing HART for the escalating costs...

Don Chapman
Column // Remembering A Golf Pal; Life Lesson
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the recent passing of Gus Hannemann. Back in the 1980s and early ’90s, Gus, myself and the...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 1/7/15
No homeless vets I enjoyed the cover story “Home For Vets,” focusing on one company that can provide VA home loans with no down payment....

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 12/31/14
Dreaming ahead Reading Don Chapman’s MidWeek cover story on Honolulu-Nagaoka’s sister- cities relationship made me think that perhaps one day American towns will have sister...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 12/24/14
Bad votes Great column by Patrick Buchanan on H.R. 758, the House bill condemning Russia that, as the headline noted, was based on lies. I...

Don Chapman
Column // The Legend Of Marcus Mariota Grows
When the persistent moisture at the corners of my eyes at last abated after Marcus Mariota was named the Heisman Trophy winner, I went back...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 12/17/14
Illegal rappelling The MidWeek Newsmaker article of Dec. 10, 2014, “Rappelling Waterfalls,” is troubling on many fronts. Big-budget TV specials, numerous magazines and websites currently...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 12/10/14
Just 3 bombs Thank you to Don Chapman for his enlightening articles on Adm. Yamamoto, his visit to Nagaoka and the bits and pieces of...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 12/3/14
City Lights fan Thanks for a great cover story on Honolulu City Lights. It is one of our family’s most beloved Christmas traditions, now in...

Don Chapman
Column // Visiting Yasukuni With Adm. Yamamoto’s ‘Ichiban’
As he stands before Sanshuden Hall at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, where Japan’s war dead are honored, you’d never guess the man in the crisp...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 11/26/14
Blame Obama While not in favor of impeaching President Obama, I disagree with Dan Boylan’s reasons against doing so. Unlike the well-documented lies and misrepresentations...

Don Chapman
Column // ‘You Could Always Depend On Lee’
Friends and family bid a fond and final aloha last Wednesday to Li’amanaia “Lee” Afuvai, and I was struck by the confluence of friends and...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 11/19/14
No ballots One “small” reason for Hawaii’s low voter turnout: My wife and I have for several years received absentee ballots automatically via USPS. This...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 11/12/14
Work best for kids I could not disagree more with Bob Jones’ column “Bad Ideas For Improving Education.” The physicians he cites are correct, and...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 11/5/14
Native treatment In his column “Parallels For Hawaiians, Lakota Sioux,” Bob Jones notes that “Both natives make impossible-to-resolve land demands … Both say part of...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 10/29/14
Public only I usually agree with Bob Jones, but not with his assessment of Amendment 4. I do not feel the beleaguered taxpayers of Hawaii...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 10/22/14
Never give up What a powerful photo of model Shaholly Ayers on the MidWeek cover. Ms. Ayers is to be commended for never giving in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 10/15/14
Pritchett nails it As usual, John Pritchett crystallizes a major public concern into a single cartoon! He is such an asset not only to MidWeek...

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