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PBS Newshour on the Hawaii senate vacancy

December 24th, 2012 · 32 Comments

Here’s the take of the PBS Newshour on Hawaii’s open senate seat, broadcast last night. GWEN IFILL: Let’s move to another state and Hawaii. Very dramatically, last week, Senator Daniel Inouye died. And in a letter written to the governor, who gets decide who picks his seat, he actually stated his preference about who he […]

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Tags: Politics

Holiday greetings from Kaaawa!

December 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

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Tags: Kaaawa · Photographs

Getting beyond “he said this, but they said that” reporting

December 24th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Star-Advertiser reporter Rob Perez has continued his digging into Honolulu’s contract for auto towing with two stories on overcharging by the current contractor, Leeward Auto Wreckers. I’m a fan of Rob’s reporting, but there are some things I don’t understand. One is the tendency to sidestep documents in favor of quotes from sources about the […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Politics

The morn before Christmas….

December 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A poem originally for Christmas 2002, and some of the cats are no longer with us… Twas the morn before Christmas, and all through the house, many felines were stirring, perhaps chasing a mouse. Mr. Rooster shouted out his cock-a-doodle-doo, while cats of all sizes ’round the house they flew. Ms. Kili was clawing up […]

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Tags: Cats · General · Kaaawa