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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...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 10/8/14
Keiki discipline Although I very much agree with the headline on Jade Moon’s column, “Beating Children Is Not A Spanking,” I somehow get the feeling...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 10/1/14
True entitlement So letter writer Edith Lee resents that “conservative” politicians refer to her Social Security benefits as an “entitlement.” Of course, this is exactly...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 9/24/14
Rites of passage I appreciate Jay Sakashita’s thoughtful approach to religious topics. His column, “Journey Of Life And Rites Of Passage,” was especially thought-provoking for...

Don Chapman
Column // Mariota: ‘I’ve Come A Long Way’
He is so down to earth, so not full of himself, the temptation is to say Marcus Mariota is just a normal college kid. Except...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 9/17/14
Killer mopeds MidWeek did its readers a disservice by publishing Bob Jones’ column on mopeds. He may enjoy the thrill of riding his moped, but...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 9/10/14
More tolerance I appreciate the perspective that Prof. Jay Sakashita brings in his MidWeek religion column “Misfit Spirit.” For me, the academic study of religion...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 9/3/14
‘Factual’? I love MidWeek and think it adds such value to the community, but I was very concerned and disappointed to find inaccurate information presented...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 8/27/14
Not our fight Jerry Coffee and Susan Page have taken turns advocating military action. They refer to bad things and conclude more fighting is the...

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