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  • April 6, 2015

    Think About It: Battlin’ Matlin

    Think About It: Battlin’ Matlin

    The University of Hawaii-Manoa recently made its choice for Athletics Director in Dave Matlin, who officially starts work in three-weeks. I speak from personal and subjective experience when I say thatMore >>
    The University of Hawaii-Manoa recently made its choice for Athletics Director in Dave Matlin, who officially starts work in three-weeks.More >>
  • April 2, 2015

    Think About It: College Counts

    Think About It: College Counts

    A recent report notes that more Hawaii high school students are college bound these days, up about 11% over the college matriculation rate of local students five years ago. About 56% of our high schoolMore >>
    A recent report notes that more Hawaii high school students are college bound these days, up about 11% over the college matriculation rate of local students five years ago.More >>
  • March 30, 2015

    Think About It: Disclosure Exposure

    Think About It: Disclosure Exposure

    The state Ethics Commission announced that it will be making public the financial disclosure forms of members of many boards and commissions in two months, rather than next year. While I fully supportMore >>
    The state Ethics Commission announced that it will be making public the financial disclosure forms of members of many boards and commissions in two months, rather than next year.More >>
  • March 26, 2015

    Think About It: Adding Up A.D. Accountabilities

    Think About It: Adding Up A.D. Accountabilities

    It might not be the toughest job in the state, but being the Athletics Director at the University of Hawaii surely ranks up there as a regularly strenuous, oft times thankless job, which surely has itsMore >>
    It might not be the toughest job in the state, but being the Athletics Director at the University of Hawaii surely ranks up there as a regularly strenuous, oft times thankless job, which surely has its perks, but always requires a calm resolve and a positive attitude.More >>
  • March 23, 2015

    Think About It: Stadium Stagnation

    Think About It: Stadium Stagnation

    The time has come. Actually, the time came a number of years back, but it's now more obvious than ever- something needs to be done, in a big way, with Aloha Stadium. One option is to retrofit and modernizeMore >>
    The time has come. Actually, the time came a number of years back, but it's now more obvious than ever- something needs to be done, in a big way, with Aloha Stadium.More >>
  • March 19, 2015

    Think About It: March Madness

    Think About It: March Madness

    A few things to ponder as we head into the weekend… To those who suggest that intercollegiate athletics are not a vital part of a young person's overall development while in college, that they are a money-drainingMore >>
    A few things to ponder as we head into the weekend…

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  • March 16, 2015

    Think About It: Rental Recalibration

    Think About It: Rental Recalibration

    Accessory dwelling units and transient vacation units were topics of discussion last week at a Honolulu City Council meeting. Much testimony was heard about units connected to or within existing unitsMore >>
    Accessory dwelling units and transient vacation units were topics of discussion last week at a Honolulu City Council meeting.More >>
  • March 9, 2015

    Think About It: This Project Shows Progress

    Think About It: This Project Shows Progress

    The King William Charles Lunalilo Scholars Project was launched at Kapi'olani Community College in the summer of 2012 through the generous support of the Kaneta Foundation and the University of Hawai`iMore >>

    The King William Charles Lunalilo Scholars Project was launched at Kapi'olani Community College in the summer of 2012 through the generous support of the Kaneta Foundation and the University of Hawai`i Foundation.

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  • March 5, 2015

    Think About It: Park Paragon Possibilities

    Think About It: Park Paragon Possibilities

    The infusion of $2-million to help in the upkeep of Honolulu parks was surely a welcome part of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's "State of the City" address last week. Getting interested and concerned residents toMore >>
    The infusion of $2-million to help in the upkeep of Honolulu parks was surely a welcome part of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's "State of the City" address last week.More >>
  • March 2, 2015

    Think About It: UH- Heal Thyself

    Think About It: UH- Heal Thyself

    The state senate deferred on a proposed bill last week that would have given voters an option to decide yet again whether or not the University of Hawaii should be a semi-autonomous entity, with a heavyMore >>
    The state senate deferred on a proposed bill last week that would have given voters an option to decide yet again whether or not the University of Hawaii should be a semi-autonomous entity, with a heavy emphasis on the word "semi".More >>
  • February 26, 2015

    Think About It: Food Follies

    Think About It: Food Follies

    Ask your local doctor. Well, maybe not. The latest, greatest guidelines from a government committee on what to eat and drink and what not to eat and drink are being pored over before we get told what toMore >>
    Ask your local doctor. Well, maybe not.More >>
  • February 23, 2015

    Think About It: Stairway Stassis

    Think About It: Stairway Stassis

    As the so-called Stairway to Heaven trail above Haiku is once again making headlines, I thought it might be fun to look at the namesake song that inspired its name and find some parallels with this controversialMore >>
    As the so-called Stairway to Heaven trail above Haiku is once again making headlines, I thought it might be fun to look at the namesake song that inspired its name and find some parallels with this controversial non-hiking trail and the lyrics from Led Zeppelin's monster hit of the same name from 1971.More >>
  • February 19, 2015

    Think About It: Kidney Care

    Think About It: Kidney Care

    Organ donations. A touchy subject, especially in Hawaii. There are about 450 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in Hawaii, which makes Hawaii the highest per capita state for the need for donors.More >>
    Organ donations. A touchy subject, especially in Hawaii. There are about 450 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in Hawaii, which makes Hawaii the highest per capita state for the need for donors.More >>
  • February 16, 2015

    Think About It: Redundancy, Again, at UH

    Think About It: Redundancy, Again, at UH

    "Groundhog Day"… a Bill Murray/Andie MacDowell movie about a weatherman who keeps reliving the same mundane day over and over, but he's the only one who knows it. Well, that's what it sounded like recentlyMore >>
    "Groundhog Day"… a Bill Murray/Andie MacDowell movie about a weatherman who keeps reliving the same mundane day over and over, but he's the only one who knows it.More >>
  • February 12, 2015

    Think About It: System Failures

    Think About It: System Failures

    We like to think that Honolulu is one of the safest big cities in America, if not the world. Unfortunately, we can't prove that lately as vital crime statistics haven't been reported to the national crimeMore >>
    We like to think that Honolulu is one of the safest big cities in America, if not the world.More >>
  • February 5, 2015

    Think About It: Astral Plain

    Think About It: Astral Plain

    I like science. I think it is an incredible thing, and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand a lot about it. Physics, chemistry, astronomy… hard to grasp.  A lot of times science provides us withMore >>
    I like science. I think it is an incredible thing, and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand a lot about it. Physics, chemistry, astronomy… hard to grasp.More >>
  • February 2, 2015

    Think About It: Rasping Rail + Clunky Connector

    Think About It: Rasping Rail + Clunky Connector

    Wouldn't it be nice to go a month or even a week go by with some good news on the rail project? Something like costs are under control, components are coming together smoothly and on time, anticipationMore >>
    Wouldn't it be nice to go a month or even a week go by with some good news on the rail project?More >>
  • January 29, 2015

    Think About It: Lava & Lives

    Think About It: Lava & Lives

    As the lava literally inches along in Puna, like a modern-day slow-motion version of that "B" movie classic, "The Blob" starring Steve McQueen, it might be good to stand back and put some geographic perspectiveMore >>
    As the lava literally inches along in Puna, like a modern-day slow-motion version of that "B" movie classic, "The Blob" starring Steve McQueen, it might be good to stand back and put some geographic perspective on the whole area.More >>
  • January 26, 2015

    Think About It: What We’ve Not Got

    Think About It: What We’ve Not Got

    Last week provided a stark reminder of some things we don't have in Hawaii. Some explain these things away as the price we pay for paradise and isolation. For example, we don't have the infrastructureMore >>
    Last week provided a stark reminder of some things we don't have in Hawaii...More >>
  • January 22, 2015

    Think About It: Tortoise Among Us

    Think About It: Tortoise Among Us

    A wayward tortoise was found in the driveway of a Kaneohe homeowner last week. As of the time I wrote this editorial, an awful lot of people had come forward, claiming that the tortoise is theirs. OthersMore >>
    A wayward tortoise was found in the driveway of a Kaneohe homeowner last week.More >>
  • January 19, 2015

    Think About It: Homeless No More

    Think About It: Homeless No More

    Hopefully, you heard the word last week. There's more than just hope for the homeless, there are now some real results. Not that efforts and good news hasn't surfaced in the past, but the latest effortsMore >>
    Hopefully, you heard the word last week. There's more than just hope for the homeless, there are now some real results.More >>
  • January 15, 2015

    Think About It - Arrive Alive

    Think About It - Arrive Alive

    We're on an awful pace for 150 pedestrian deaths in 2015 after three people were killed while walking in the first week of this year. Oahu saw 25 pedestrian deaths in 2014, 19 deaths in 2013, and 16 deathsMore >>
    We're on an awful pace for 150 pedestrian deaths in 2015 after three people were killed while walking in the first week of this year.More >>
  • January 13, 2015

    Think About It: True Flu Clues

    Think About It: True Flu Clues

    Plenty of people locally still resist getting an annual flu shot. It won't get me, they say. I've never had it before- either the flu or the shot. And then there's the bad myth that spreads like a nastyMore >>
    Plenty of people locally still resist getting an annual flu shot...More >>
  • January 5, 2015

    Think About It: Titillating Title Ties

    Think About It: Titillating Title Ties

    Movie lovers are already talking about the sequels and re-boots to established franchises we'll see in 2015, so let's look at some of the titles of sequels or re-boots we have in our local midst… "TheMore >>
    Movie lovers are already talking about the sequels and re-boots to established franchises we'll see in 2015, so let's look at some of the titles of sequels or re-boots we have in our local midst…More >>
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