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Entries from December 29th, 2012

Aloha to Darrow Aiona (photographs) and an era of modern Hawaiian community activism

December 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Obituaries, Photographs, Politics

I was very sorry to hear Darrow Aiona died suddenly just a few days before Christmas. Darrow was a very familiar figure in our lives, and his passing sent me digging for old photos. I came up with this batch of pictures which include a couple of Darrow. That’s Darrow, with his pipe, talking with […]

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Is military spending vulnerable in post-Inouye Hawaii?

December 29th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Economics, environment, Media, Politics

Two more bits of national attention for Hawaii. First, the New York Times: “Loss of Inouye Means Loss of Clout for Hawaii.” Reporter Jeremy Peters goes through the standard tracing of earmarks that flowed to the islands during Inouye’s long tenure, but then he mentions the unmentionable issue of Hawaii’s political vs. strategic importance. Mr. […]

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