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Don Chapman
Column // Scarred But Hopeful In Myanmar
This is the third in a three-part series. The long-suffering people of Myanmar see their military rather differently from the way we Americans tend to...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/16/14
Try a staycation In his column “Obama, Lincoln Travel Costs Draw Ire,” Dan Boylan notes that “Obama has taken a truckload of grief for every...

Don Chapman
Column // Pleasant Surprises In A Myanmar Visit
This is the second in a three-part series. Flying into Myanmar, the last thing I expected was to fall in love … with a river....

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/9/14
Trades change too Mahalos for Chad Pata’s cover story on climate change, featuring the PICCC collective – this is of course a vital issue for...

Don Chapman
Column // Myanmar Boat Ride Turns Into More
It is a country with two names, one historically familiar, the other not so much. It’s home to 135 different ethnic groups, some currently in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/2/14
Sovereign still! In his column “Eyeing The Sovereignty Struggle,” Bob Jones notes that “The state Supreme Court has said: ‘To date, no sovereign native Hawaiian...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/26/14
Pyrrhic victory Jerry Coffee gave his usual anti-Obama rant in the Feb. 19 issue. In it he recites a very touching quote by Defense Secretary...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/19/14
Language lesson Jade Moon wrote that Hawaiian language almost died because Hawaii schools banned it from 1896 to 1986. In October, Mufi Hannemann blamed “political...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/12/14
Sovereignty In his letter “OHA not pono,” Gerhard C. Hamm writes, “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono - the Life of...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/5/14
GMO follow-up May I comment on the three issues Bob Jones raised in his column “Getting Sensible about GMOs”? 1) Pesticides: The two main GMO...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/26/14
Play down Bob Jones’ column “Should UH Sports Really Be Division I?” hits the nail on its head. For $400,000, coach Norm Chow hasn’t done...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/19/14
Ignoring threats As editor of Victor Sheymov’s book Tiebreaker, which Bob Jones wrote about in his column “Russian Spy Comes In From The Cold,” I...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/12/14
GMO profits Thank you to Bob Jones for voicing his concern about pesticides, proprietary seed and labeling of GMOs. These issues are so important not...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/5/14
Real cost of war It was heartening to see Charles Djou’s column “Hawaii Ties To Lone Survivor.” My daughter’s fiancé was sent to Afghanistan in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 1/29/14
Sovereign state In his column “Getting Sensible About GMOs,” Bob Jones hoped that after “this session of the Hawaii Legislature is pau, the current fad...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 01/22/14
Pidgin power Kudos to Rasa Fornier for her Art & Stage column on “pidgin jedi” Lee Tonouchi. As his recent book award shows, he is...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 01/15/14
Prison unions Thank you, Bob Jones, for finally saying something about the prison unions. Assuming his figures about the cost of housing prisoners are correct...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 01/08/14
Solid UH recruit I’m writing in response to Steve Murray’s column “Recruit With Violent Past: Risk for UH.” I was Luke Shawley’s immediate supervisor during...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 01/01/14
No bus signage As president of The Outdoor Circle, I represent more than 4,000 active members statewide and a century of legacy in the preservation...

MidWeek Staff
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 12/25/13
Thank a farmer My hat’s off to Roger Simon for his column “Say Thank You to Our Farmers.” Someone finally has gotten it right. I...

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