Sunday, November 28, 2021
The Honolulu City Council wants to raise money for the Honolulu Police Department by adding a surcharge to traffic fines.  As KHON2 reports, they say that the money can and should be used to recruit, retain, and equip police officers.  It’s definitely a creative idea to raise...
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko is someone who never shrinks from a challenge.  A former writer and producer for Hawaii Educational Television, she is best known as founder of the Hawaii International Film Festival and was the festival's director from 1981 to 1996. Currently she’s president of...
Author's Note: I originally published this story nearly two years ago. Covid has given me plenty of time to become acquainted with this pistol and on occasion, shoot it with great accuracy. During the last few years I learned a few things that I'd like to pass...
The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent. This is the city: Honolulu, Hawaii. I live here. I’m a doggie.
On October 13th, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii published the result of a poll of about 1,000 Hawaii residents.  They found, not surprisingly, that people don’t like our high state taxes: Maybe I’m too cynical after being at the...
Author's Note: I met Julie Christensen while doing research on a family history project. (We didn’t know each other before that). Julie’s mom went to high school with my late father’s best friend, Hank Carbonell.  My father, an introvert, didn’t...
In recent weeks, it’s been no secret that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has had some concerns about their working conditions. Schools are about to start up again with in-person instruction. Teachers are then supposed to be teaching a bunch of random kids, few of whom may be vaccinated because vaccines only recently have been approved for early teenagers and still aren’t approved for kids under 12.
A Texas school administrator has suggested that classrooms offer books on Holocaust denial to support "opposing" views in an attempt to strike back at Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.  The orchestrator of what is being termed...
If at first you don’t succeed because of the rules, do you redouble your efforts to meet the rules?  Or do you change the rules so you can meet them? HART, the Honolulu transportation agency, has just done the latter. In...
Prosecutors in Illinois have reportedly chosen not to charge five gang-related suspects in a deadly shootout that unfolded in Chicago, despite police wanting to charge all five with murder and aggravated battery.  The Friday shootout was sparked by an internal dispute between two factions...