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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
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
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
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...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 8/20/14
Harsh measures Honolulu continues to be disgraced by its increasing homeless problem and our elected officials’ inability to deal with it. History may provide a...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 8/13/14
Pulitzer artistry Nothing matches Dick Adair’s contribution in last week’s MidWeek. His research brought forth Emma Lazarus’ inscription below the Statue of Liberty — here...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters // Letters to the Editor – 8/6/14
More about Anna I was pleasantly surprised to see a picture of my aunt Anna Furtado Kahanamoku as part of your article on Lanakila Pacific....

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