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Two minutes at the Des Moines Farmers Market

July 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

When we were in Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-June, weather was making the news. There were a tornado or two, thunderstorms, the rivers were at flood stage, and they were just recovering from recent hail storms. But we were lucky to have a free Saturday, which translated into a visit to the Des Moines Farmers […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · environment · Travel

A million miles and counting

June 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

We were somewhere over the Pacific, just a bit over 900 from Honolulu, when my “lifetime” miles flown on United Airlines–at least since the airline started its MileagePlus rewards program in 1981–passed the million mile mark. The moment just slipped quietly by. Nothing changed. I didn’t even toast the moment, since this was towards the […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Travel

Star-Advertiser subscribers now qualify for free WaPo

June 14th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Star-Advertiser’s tie-in with the Washington Post appears to be up and functioning, although not without some problems. Under the terms of the deal between the two newspapers, S-A subscribers qualify for a free subscription to the Post. It’s a great deal. It’s supposed to be pretty easy. S-A subscribers are supposed to sign in […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Media

How do you research the places you’re planning to visit this summer?

June 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Here’s a totally nonpolitical topic for this summery holiday morning (it’s Kamehameha Day in Hawaii, for those who aren’t clued into such things). Summer travel planning. Summer officially starts next week (the Summer Solstice in Saturday, June 21). Time to do a little traveling. If you’re like me, you probably do some research in advance […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Travel

Blogger questions newspaper’s response to theft of subscriber data

June 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments

Thanks to local blogger, Larry Geller, for pursuing issues of corporate responsibility in light of the theft of subscriber records apparently stored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The theft came to light when two suspects were charged with credit card fraud and identity theft after allegedly using stolen subscriber information to create fake credit cards which […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime · Media