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Controversy brewing over academic freedom at Hilo High School

February 17th, 2013 · 45 Comments

A Hilo High School teacher who invited longtime Christian peace activist, Jim Albertini, to speak to several classes about public participation in democracy, has been told they will be barred from meeting in the school library unless “the presentation will be strictly informational with zero negative slants” about U.S. military or foreign policy. The restriction […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

From Swanky Franky to backyard bomb shelters: More views of Hawaii in the 1940s

February 17th, 2013 · 8 Comments

I’m still coming across old photographs among my mother’s papers and making quick scans using my iPhone and an app called “CamScanner.” The results aren’t bad at all for sharing on the web. This photo from 1940 shows my dad, John Lind, on the right, sitting in front of one of the Swanky Franky hot […]

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Tags: History · Photographs