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Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Scoops On Bhutan And Nepal
I’ve returned from traveling through Nepal and Bhutan last month just in time to file my U.S. and Hawaii taxes. Do you wish you could...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Remembering A Heroic POW
Some of you more “seasoned” readers may re call the infamous “Hanoi March” in June 1966, in which we American POWs, cuffed together in pairs,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama, Lincoln Travel Costs Draw Ire
President Barack Obama and his family spend their Christmas vacations in Hawaii. Why not? It’s warm, it’s sunny, and – the whackos’ rumors not withstanding...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Honolulu City Council’s Revolving Door
Something about the Honolulu City Council makes its nine members want to leave it. Not all of them, understand. Kymberly Pine, Carol Fukunaga and Ron...

Larry Price
The Right Price // Smoke Is In The Air
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (3/26/14), the discussion about making marijuana easier to obtain is alive and well at the state Capitol. A helpful group...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Different Kind Of Island Life
The photos with this story are the ones that keep me reminded of one of the happiest times of my life. They were taken in...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Eyeing The Sovereignty Struggle
This ongoing discussion about Hawaiian sovereignty has gotten hilarious because of the claims to a nonexistent throne. Some even suggest the hanai’d Abigail Kawananakoa as...

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...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Revising Public Workers Laws
Count me – the son of a union family – among those who would support some version here of Wisconsin’s Act 10, which curbs the...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // The Swamp Ghost’s New Home
Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor is a wonderful success story that just keeps going – and growing. Occupying two Ford Island World War II...

Larry Price
The Right Price // The State Of Local Political Promises
Well, we survived another round of State of the State, State of the City, and State of Local Political Promises. You could guess it was...

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