Is it any wonder that the general public feels disenfranchised, let down, and just fed up with much of politics these days? Not only do we have the grandstanding and polarizing nature of the U.S. Congress, which has a near-90% disapproval rating from the voters, the highest negative numbers in almost 40-years, but we now see accusations of gerrymandering by a faction of so-called "dissident" Democrats in the state legislature about newly proposed district maps.
Just about every week now there seems to be a new development, revelation, or reassurance about the rail system. Last week word came out that a private consultant hired by the federal government has concernsMore >>
In the March issue of Honolulu magazine, there is a nice tribute to the late, great writer John Heckathorn, who tragically and suddenly passed away three months ago. Heckathorn was a character, and I mean that in the finest way. He was also a connoisseur of food who could make your mouth water by just reading his stories about delicious discoveries. But he was also a provocative author on just about any subject area he dabbled in.More >>
The dire situation caused by the closing of the Hawaii Medical Center hospitals three months ago was undoubtedly going to have a ripple effect throughout our health community, and the repercussions are being felt in numerous ways. As various suitors weigh their options regarding bringing one or both of the locations back from the darkness, the Queen's Medical Center has thankfully begun its new transplant program, which is a huge relief for those in need locally.More >>
It's always nice to be recognized, except when it's for things you'd rather not be known for. Such is the case with a recent listing by The Road Information Program, or TRIP, which said that Honolulu drivers pay the 4th most of any city in the nation for auto repairs due to the wear and tear caused by our horrible roads.More >>
I'm not sure about the actual numbers, but it sure seemed like every single working car on O'ahu was out on the streets last Thursday. Bad weather tends to bring out more vehicles, as people scurry about amid potholes and downpours.More >>
Distractions while driving… Who knows how many people locally have been in minor, let alone major, fender benders due to losing focus. I'm guilty. While crawling along at about 2 miles-per-hour in rush hour traffic a few weeks back,More >>