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Entries from February 2013

UH union board voted to cut NEA ties without discussing faculty opposition

February 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The board of directors of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, the faculty union, voted to end its 39-year relationship with the National Education Association effective September 1 without discussing faculty opposition expressed in a straw-poll. The directors narrowly split with 13 votes in favor of disaffiliation with the national organization, 10 opposed, with a […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Maui’s Keawakapu Beach a decade before the start of Wailea

February 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Just when I think that we’ve located all the old photos in my parents’ home, along come some more. Yesterday my sister handed me an old shoe box with a jumble of things inside. Lens caps to long lost cameras. Empty Kodak 35mm film cans. Empty slide boxes. Then some gems. A few stacks of […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

Death is just the beginning

February 27th, 2013 · 6 Comments

No, I’m not talking about spiritual continuity after this life is over. I’m talking about the bureaucratic tasks that remain for those the departed leave behind. It’s the front end of that bureaucratic mess that I’m bogged down in now. Even when someone has done extensive preparations, as my mother did before her death last […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia

Media stuff: Star-Advertiser contract, Pacific Media Workers, blog economics

February 26th, 2013 · 4 Comments

I was wandering the web and stumbled across a copy of the Star-Advertiser’s current contract with the newspaper guild that runs through August 2016. Guild members are now represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild (TNG-CWA Local 39521), based in San Francisco. Since the Hawaii Newspaper Guild was merged with the Pacific Media Workers Guild, […]

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Tags: Media

From Helen’s Scrapbook: Photos from the Kamehameha School for Girls

February 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Until 1931, the year my mother graduated, the Kamehameha School for Girls was located in the block bounded by Kalihi Street and North King Street across from the present site of Farrington High School. Her scrapbook contains a number of photographs taken over several years from the late 1920s through to 1931. Most of them […]

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Tags: History · Photographs