• Biting the Dust in Cambodia (Part One)

    Biting the Dust in Cambodia            (Part One)
    December 1996:“A weekend retreat — traveling three hours by convoy for safety, radios in each of the three cars and along a good, tar-sealed road (which passes through Pol Pot territory – and a popular kidnapping area lined on either side with mine fields) brings us to some very pleasant beaches along Cambodia’s southern coast. […]
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  • Hawaii Primary Election Results 2020

    Hawaii Primary Election Results 2020
    Detailed results from the Hawaii presidential primary election.
  • Government in the Darkness

    Government in the Darkness
    Previously in this space, we spoke of various laws that were suspended by the Governor’s emergency proclamations.  In a press release on March 17, 2020, entitled “Democracy Still Matters in Time of Pandemic,” the watchdog group Common Cause Hawaii pointed out that a Supplemental Emergency Proclamation, issued by Governor Ige on March 16, 2020, suspended […]
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  • Ever1one Hawaii is a FOR PROFIT enterprise

    Ever1one Hawaii is a FOR PROFIT enterprise
    With over forty organizations, including the City and County of Honolulu, the Salvation Army, the YWCA, HPD and Hawaii Fire Department, allegedly ‘partnering’ with this organization that suddenly sprang up out of nowhere to deliver free masks to everyone on Oahu – who are these people? The thing is, these guys went out and contracted […]
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  • Kava Kava

    Kava Kava
    Author’s Note: It was such a great year – finishing my doctoral fieldwork in Thailand, defending my dissertation, graduation, sailing the South Seas and getting off the boat to begin a six-month consultancy with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pacific Regional Office based in the Fiji Islands. After a long fruitless job search, it […]
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  • Facebook, Their Bully Narrative, and COVID-19

    Facebook, Their Bully Narrative, and COVID-19
    LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “Facebook announced Thursday that it will start warning users if they have liked, reacted or commented on harmful Covid-19 posts that the company has found to be misinformation and removed. The feature will roll out in the coming weeks… “‘These messages will connect people to COVID-19 myths debunked by the World […]
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  • The First Signs of Travel’s Return?

    The First Signs of Travel’s Return?
    As Australia announces plans to revive tourism, we look at 10 top travel destinations and their timetables for reopening. The challenge: balancing safety with the need to reboot.
  • Crossing the Rubicon Into Tax Suspension

    Crossing the Rubicon Into Tax Suspension
    In an article in this space just a couple of weeks ago, we growled and grumbled about the possibility that our Governor, having already suspended laws and chapters in the Hawaii Revised Statutes in a listing seventeen pages long, would start monkeying with the tax code. At the time, however, the Governor hadn’t touched the […]
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  • Hui Hānai Publishes Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Personal Diaries, Edited and Annotated by David Forbes

    Hui Hānai Publishes Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Personal Diaries, Edited and Annotated by David Forbes
    Hui Hānai announced today that it has published The Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885-1900. Penned by the eighth and final monarch of Hawai‘i, edited and extensively annotated by historian David Forbes, and in collaboration with Barbara Pope Book Design, the book is the definitive volume on the private writings of Queen Lili‘uokalani. It […]
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  • The New Saturday Night

    The New Saturday Night
    With billions of people staying home, the world is reinventing the weekend.
  • Lois Lowry’s Ode to the Fallen in World War II

    Lois Lowry’s Ode to the Fallen in World War II
    In her new audiobook, “On the Horizon,” the children’s book author remembers her childhood against the backdrop of the Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
  • Do Laws Still Apply?

    Do Laws Still Apply?
    Here we are, still amid the COVID-19 emergency, and there appears to be some confusion over what laws still apply.  The Governor and Mayors have put out orders using emergency authority, and the Governor has suspended many laws. We need to keep in mind that most of the laws we have still apply, and we […]
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  • Blaze a trail in Hawaii with La Sportiva’s Hellios III and Akyra athletic shoes

    Blaze a trail in Hawaii with La Sportiva’s Hellios III and Akyra athletic shoes
    As I post this article, the nation is in the midst of Corona mania. Among other things, health professionals tell us that we need to keep a safe distance, eat right and exercise. Well, forget about the gym. The time to take long walks and runs is here. In this piece we’ll review two athletic […]
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  • #MeToo Is a Little Tardy On This One…

    #MeToo Is a Little Tardy On This One…
    “New evidence supporting credibility of Tara Reade’s allegation against Joe Biden emerges.” – Susan Sarandon, has-been actress, and wife of cuckold Timothy Robbins After weeks of stories in conservative outlets about Tara Reade’s sexual assault claim against presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden – and after weeks of deafening silence from the Progressive Left and […]
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  • Can the Governor Raise Taxes Now?

    Can the Governor Raise Taxes Now?
    “Governor Ige has emergency powers,” one alert reader said.  “Can he raise our taxes by himself?” The answer appears to be “no, but.” The Governor’s emergency powers relating to enforcement of existing laws are in Hawaii Revised Statutes chapter 127A.  Basically, this chapter says that the Governor has the power, during an emergency, to suspend […]
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  • Hawaii to Visitors: We’ll Pay You to Leave

    Hawaii to Visitors: We’ll Pay You to Leave
    Visitors who break Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine rule may get an unwelcome gift: A free flight home.
  • Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater Discharges, Supreme Court Rules

    Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater Discharges, Supreme Court Rules
    In a 6-to-3 ruling, the court rejected arguments by a county in Hawaii and the Trump administration that only pollution discharged directly into navigable waters requires permits.
  • Fund the WHO Again? When Hell Freezes Over…

    Fund the WHO Again? When Hell Freezes Over…
    “[World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus], said of the recent US move to cut off the WHO’s funding: ‘I hope the freezing of the funding will be reconsidered and the US will once again support WHO’s work and continue to save lives. I hope the US believes that this is an important investment, not […]
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  • Child Abandonment and HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand (Part Two)

    Child Abandonment and HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand (Part Two)
    Author’s Note: In 1993, during the peak years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand, I planned and conducted an independent investigation on child abandonment and HIV/AIDS in northern Thailand, as part of my doctoral program at School of Public Health, University of Hawaii at Manoa, with support from the East-West Center research institute in Honolulu, […]
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  • Did Heavy Rain Make Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupt?

    Did Heavy Rain Make Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupt?
    Two earth scientists offered a new model to explain destructive activity in 2018, but a number of their colleagues aren’t buying it.
  • URGENT CARE HAWAII ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF TELEMEDICINE

    URGENT CARE HAWAII ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF TELEMEDICINE
    Donna Schmidt_Urgent Care Hawaii from Sande Zeig on Vimeo. Locally Owned Walk-In Clinics Offer Safe Alternatives in Wake of COVID19 Pandemic As a result of the recent Covid19 pandemic, Urgent Care Hawaii has expanded services to include Telemedicine, giving patients an alternative to in-person visits; filling the gap in the health care delivery system. Telemedicine […]
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  • Economic Recovery in the Time of COVID

    Economic Recovery in the Time of COVID
    Our friend UH Law Professor Ken Lawson frequently opines on what he calls “the Knucklehead Gang,” referring to Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kurt Caldwell, Ige’s Chief of Staff Linda Chu Takayama, President and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Muffi Hanneman and their colleagues. He is so right. The fact is, the state […]
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  • More Puzzles to Pass the Time

    More Puzzles to Pass the Time
    An expanded space for games in our print edition is intended to challenge your brain but ease your mind.
  • Something Congress Can Do To Actually Help Our County

    Something Congress Can Do To Actually Help Our County
    “We want to add more money there…it is very urgent though that we support our — our police and fire, our health care workers, our nurses, our teachers…that’s what the state and local government is about, is meeting the needs of the coronavirus. And everything that we’re doing is about the coronavirus, understand that.” – […]
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  • Taxing Medical Practice to Death

    Taxing Medical Practice to Death
    By now everyone knows that we’re in a state of emergency.  There’s a virus spreading through the population and killing people.  There’s no vaccine, and no confirmed effective therapy such as drugs, so if you get sick from it there’s a chance that it will be game over for you. Unless, of course, you are […]
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  • Loading the venerable .38 Special wadcutter

    Loading the venerable .38 Special wadcutter
    There was a time, in a galaxy far away, when revolvers chambered in .38 Special were among the most common handguns in the world. Every cop on the beat carried one, and this was reflected in the competitive shooting world. Revolvers chambered in .38 were widely used in matches and even semi-autos were built to […]
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  • Child Abandonment and HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand (Part One)

    Child Abandonment and HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand (Part One)
    Authors Note: The East-West Center, a federally funded research institution located on the University of Hawai’i campus at Manoa in Honolulu, had awarded me with an academic scholarship for four years of graduate study and field research towards the degree of Doctor of Public Health. I had also been recruited for a summer research project […]
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  • Biden’s ‘Handsy-Sniffy’ Problem: Don’t Let Them Ignore It

    Biden’s ‘Handsy-Sniffy’ Problem: Don’t Let Them Ignore It
    “…but prominent Democrats continue to stay silent on the [Biden sexual assault lawsuit] story, including most of the women who have been discussed as potential vice presidential picks.” This is hypocrisy in real-time and unless every American takes the time to apply pressure Biden and the Progressive-Democrats will get away with their status quo grotesque […]
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  • The Biden Sexual Assault Allegation: There’s More to the News Than COVID-19

    The Biden Sexual Assault Allegation: There’s More to the News Than COVID-19
    Apart from the report that the New York Times allowed the Biden Campaign to vet and edit one of their stories on Mr. Biden’s misconduct (who gets to do that?), there is a larger point to be made here. “The Times raised eyebrows on Sunday after it deleted a tweet and tweaked its report about […]
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  • A Disgraceful & Deceiving Headline from FOX News

    A Disgraceful & Deceiving Headline from FOX News
    I can’t say that I am completely surprised. Since Roger Ailes was unceremoniously dismissed from NewsCorp leadership – and since the Murdock boys have taken over the reins – FOX news has transformed from “we report, you decide” to “we’ll provide the sensationalist headlines, our sponsors will enjoy the clicks.” The headline that stands in […]
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  • How Can Hawaii Get Back in the Game if Unemployment Can’t Do Its Job?

    How Can Hawaii Get Back in the Game if Unemployment Can’t Do Its Job?
    Some of us were laid off in the first weeks of the pandemic crisis because our sector was effected that quickly. Eventually, with the stay-at-home orders, it has effected nearly all of us. And the federal government has an unemployment package that should be helping Hawaii’s residents to make essential payments and purchases, but no […]
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  • And We Aren’t Moving People Around Because?

    And We Aren’t Moving People Around Because?
    On March 5, our Governor issued a Proclamation declaring our current state of emergency.  The proclamation suspends several laws, including chapters 89 and 89C, HRS, relating to collective bargaining and public officers and employees excluded from collective bargaining, to the extent necessary to, among other things, “provide for the interchange of personnel, by detail, transfer, […]
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  • Back to School: Alaska (Part Two)

    Back to School: Alaska (Part Two)
    Author’s Note: “The Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB) is the statewide voice on Alaska Native health issues. Active for over 40 years as an advocacy organization for the health needs and concerns of all Alaska Native people, ANHB continues to emphasize the importance of self-determination in healthcare services and encourages wellness and healthy ways of […]
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  • The Kneejerk Left: Getting Called Out By Your Own

    The Kneejerk Left: Getting Called Out By Your Own
    “I went to Yale and I worked for the New York Times, the people on the left hold themselves out as being science-driven, as being smarter, they think they’re smarter but they won’t look at facts that won’t meet their narratives… everyone needs to hear this counterargument, whether or not it’s right, you need to […]
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  • Who is Keith Amemiya and Why are His Signs Everywhere?

    Who is Keith Amemiya and Why are His Signs Everywhere?
    Perhaps you’ve seen the memes on Facebook, asking “Who is Keith Amemiya?”  Amemiya rose from nowhere to become a candidate, third in the polls. Yet no one has ever heard of him before. That alone should be suspicious. He is a guy with a lot of connections to very powerful people in Honolulu. And they […]
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  • …And This Woman Is an Idiot

    …And This Woman Is an Idiot
    COVID-19 & The Manipulated Information We’re Getting By Frank Salvato LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-OH-35) tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing… ‘I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow…Today’s press conference was the […]
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  • Nose-Picking Pointers to Help Prevent COVID-19

    Nose-Picking Pointers to Help Prevent COVID-19
    While everyone is busy washing their hands and coughing in their sleeves, there is an important personal hygiene issue which has been ignored as part of the lifestyle advice for COVID-19 prevention. This oversight has been inadvertent, but since this is a taboo topic, it is typically overlooked due to cultural discomfort, despite its ubiquity […]
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  • Back to School: Alaska (Part One)

    Back to School: Alaska (Part One)
    Author’s Note: In August 1990, I began my Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate studies at the School of Public Health, University of Hawai’i, USA. The following summer, I headed off to Alaska for my student field research project with the Alaska Native Health Board, an advocacy organization for the health needs and concerns of […]
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  • Hawaii Is In A Recession That Is Deeper Than The Great Depression. How Long Will It Take To Recover?

    Hawaii Is In A Recession That Is Deeper Than The Great Depression. How Long Will It Take To Recover?
    Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO (University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization), discusses the economic forecast for Hawaii during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine. WATCH to hear his analysis and his forecast for the future.
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  • Worst Return on Investment. Again.

    Worst Return on Investment.  Again.
    Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2020’s States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI.”  ROI, of course, is the acronym for “Return on Investment.” The site derived its ranking by comparing two variables:  total taxes paid per capita, and overall government services. Total taxes paid per capita was a fairly […]
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  • Product Reviews for the home-bound: Samsung’s mid-priced Galaxy S10e phone and Aukey’s speedy chargers

    Product Reviews for the home-bound: Samsung’s mid-priced Galaxy S10e phone and Aukey’s speedy chargers
    By Rob Kay In this (hopefully short) era of self imposed isolation, having a dependable cell phone is critical. If you’re in the market for a mid-priced phone, there are plenty of options. It’s not necessary to drop big bucks to get something good. From my research the sweet spot for an Android device is […]
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  • Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing you 50% of the cost of your takeout

    Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing you 50% of the cost of your takeout
    Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5pm! This is your last chance to participate! Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing anyone in Hawaii for 50% of the cost of a takeout, delivery, drive-through, or curbside pick-up meal (up to $100) in order to support our local restaurants, their […]
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  • Hawaii Coronavirus Map and Case Count

    Hawaii Coronavirus Map and Case Count
    A detailed county map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, with tables of the number of cases by county.
  • Coronavirus in Hawaii: Map and Case Count

    Coronavirus in Hawaii: Map and Case Count
    A detailed county map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, with tables of the number of cases by county.
  • Lines Longer to Go To Whole Foods, Starbucks – than to get Tested for COVID today

    Lines Longer to Go To Whole Foods, Starbucks – than to get Tested for COVID today
    Many of us who are quarantined because of the COVID-19 virus, have sat and contemplated the testing procedures. Media reports of long lines certainly deter anyone who is not feeling well. We are already suffering long lines at COSTCO and Whole Foods, just waiting to see if we can get some groceries. I called my […]
  • Back to School: Hawai’i, USA

    Back to School: Hawai’i, USA
    August 1990 “A big, red sun was setting over smoggy Bangkok as the plane took off — setting as my heart is sinking – wrenching pain to again leave and say good-bye to good friends, and to once again leave a beautiful girl behind. Parting with Nit for an uncertain future – am I making […]
  • Lockdown Review: LOWA’s Innox Pro Lo–a trail running and hiking hybrid you can wear daily

    Lockdown Review: LOWA’s Innox Pro Lo–a trail running and hiking hybrid you can wear daily
    As I post this article, Honolulu is in “lockdown” mode. Our health professionals tell us to eat nutritious food, keep a social distance and maintain an exercise regimen. For me that means a daily walk around the neighborhood or a hike with the doggy up the Mau’umae trail, not far from my home. During this […]
  • Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.

    Lead.  Grant relief.  Don’t take more.  Please.
    We are in trying times now, folks.  Much of the state is closed.  The Capitol and many government offices, including the Department of Taxation, are locked down.  People are working remotely when they can, and we are too. In the middle of all of this, our Governor is telling people not to come to Hawaii.  […]
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  • The ‘Expat’ Lifestyle

    The ‘Expat’ Lifestyle
    Author’s Note: In 1989, the Thoed Thai Highland Health Center Project implemented by Tom Dooley Heritage, an American non-governmental organization (NGO), in collaboration with the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Public Health was handed over to Government to assume full responsibility for its continued operations. The five-year Project was a successful international development partnership which […]
  • Ko Olina resort closing its hotels effective Tuesday

    Ko Olina resort closing its hotels effective Tuesday
    HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — After discussions with Councilmember Kym Pine, Ko Olina resort will be closing its hotels effective Tuesday. “I’ve been working with Jeff Stone, owner of Ko Olina Resorts and they will be closing all of Ko Olina’s hotels and its establishments next week,” said Councilmember Pine. A letter from the resort’s general manager […]

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