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Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Southeast Asia And Flight 370
I realize that by the time this column is published the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 and its passengers and crew March 8 may...

Larry Price
The Right Price // Tip Credit: Do The Math, If You Can
Every once in a while, legislators are abstract to the point of being comical. Our Legislature’s latest effort to pass a proposal to raise the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Russian History Lesson Is In Order
Some folks seem to feel nostalgic for the Cold War. Arizona Sen. John Mccain, for example. The former Republican presidential candidate recently demonstrated his sound-bite...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Abercrombie’s Chances For Re-election
I don’t think anyone can say with a straight face that this has been a what-people-expected first term for Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Of course, truth...

Larry Price
The Right Price // A Long Or Short School Year?
Former Gov. Linda Lingle must be doing backflips over the Legislature’s decision to shorten the school year after she was blamed for – that’s right,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Now You See It, Now You Don’t
All politics,” it’s said, “are local.” So let’s start here at home, but be forewarned that before the period’s placed on this edition of “Mostly...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Good Man, But Not For Supreme Court
The nomination of Kailua High School grad Michael Wilson to the Hawaii Supreme Court should be rejected by the state Senate – and I hope...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // On Political Likes And Dislikes
MidWeek usually appears in our Pearl City mail box late Tuesday afternoon. I fetch it, check the letters section for critics, place it on the...

Larry Price
The Right Price // New Calls For Bringing Ukraine, Georgia Into NATO
I like this period of the legislative session because the real politicians rise to the surface and do things you don’t see during the beginning...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Potholes, Sewers And Name-dropping
A formula exists for “states of,” as in State of the Union, State of the State or, one of the variety Kirk Caldwell delivered last...

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