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Problem solved Bob Jones recently wrote the following regarding Common Core Standards: “And it’s not President Obama extending federal reach in the schools. The governors...

MidWeek Staff
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/20/15
Balanced opinion I find Jay Sakashita to be an insightful columnist. “Religion is a Reflection of Our Values” was a joy to read and share...

Don Chapman
Column // Blessed By B.B.’s Music
Preparing to interview B.B. King in October 1995 for a MidWeek cover story, I read a biography on him, re-listened to two Public Radio interviews...

Don Chapman
Column // Not The Best Time For An Interview
I’d just finished editing the CrimeStoppers feature last Wednesday afternoon, including a profile on a fugitive named Osias Kamelo, then turned to finish reading the...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/13/15
Sacred ground? I keep reading and hearing about people saying we can’t put a telescope on Mauna Kea because the ground is sacred, or build...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 5/6/15
Drone safety? With interest I read Alison Young’s Click Chick column on unmanned aircraft systems, aka drones, but it doesn’t mention anything about issues like...

Don Chapman
Column // Mahalo, Marcus
No cheering in the press box. It’s the first rule of sports writing. But there I was in the area of the Saint Louis Clubhouse...

Don Chapman
Column // A Newsy Sampling Of Dis And Dots
The one person who is most looking forward to this week’s NFL Draft being over? Has to be Marcus Mariota. He’s spent the past two...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 4/29/15
NCIS news flash I’m a huge fan of the NCIS TV shows, but had no idea that Naval Criminal Investigative Service operated in Hawaii. It...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 4/22/15
Taste of faith Thanks to professor Jay Sakashita for great insights in his column, “Noshing On The Food-Faith Connection.” It reinforces what should be obvious...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 4/15/15
Cash well spent I enjoyed reading Dan Boylan’s commentary “The Mayor of Punchbowl Street” (April 8, 2015), consisting mostly of statements made by Mayor Kirk...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 4/8/15
The good old GOP In Susan Page’s column about Down syndrome, she gave credit to President George H.W. Bush for signing Americans with Disabilities Act...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 4/1/15
Didn’t take long John Pritchett nailed it again with his cartoon showing a frumpy donkey Legislature telling Gov. David Ige, “The honeymoon is over!” That...

Don Chapman
Column // A Bit Of Dis & Dot
A few random scribbles have been accumulating on my desk: • NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel — for my money, as good as anyone in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 3/25/15
Reckless hikers I am so tired of hearing about Honolulu firefighters having to rescue uneducated, unskilled “hikers” from our mountain trails. In the span of...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 3/18/15
Too many people Were it not for his weekly appearances in these pages, one might think Dan Boylan had just emerged from a Van Winkle-like...

Don Chapman
Column // The Luckiest Rent Increase Ever
Gratitude was not my first response when I learned Jan. 12 that my landlord of 16 years was jacking the rent 60 percent. But by...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 3/11/15
A lie or a secret? Pinocchio lives! In a City Council rail hearing, Councilman Ikaika Anderson said, which I have on tape, “When speaking with...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the editor – 3/4/15
Rail reality Dan Boylan is correct when he says rail will be built, but here is why I know it won’t be gainful or efficient....

MidWeek Staff
Letters // Letters to the editor – 2/25/15
Pro pets I was so touched by your Jan. 6 Newsmaker article on Canine Caregivers. It was heartwarming to know how these beautiful creatures of...

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