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Entries Tagged as 'Consumer issues'

As lava threatens, residents and businesses face possible insurance woes

September 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Did you catch the news about insurance problems cropping up in the area on the Big Island now threatened by the lava flow? Last weekend, Big Island Video News reported that the Puna Community Medical Center had been notified that its insurance coverage would not be renewed when its current term expires on November 3. […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Politics

Apple pre-empts this morning’s post

September 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Like a lot of other people this morning, I’ve spent the last 90 minutes watching the introduction of Apple’s newest products, including its lineup of new iPhones, as well as the new Apple Watch. I thought I could blog simultaneously, but that’s not working. Too much interesting stuff in Apple’s show. I’ll try to get […]

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Oceanic Time Warner v Hawaiian Telcom is still a tough call

September 5th, 2014 · 14 Comments

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about a glitch in scheduling of a service call to get our home phone service functioning again. The first attempt ended when the tech failed to show up as scheduled, or at least how it was supposed to have been scheduled. I’m glad to say the second attempt […]

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Seeking advice on what to do with a vintage fir floor

August 31st, 2014 · 6 Comments

This is a purely personal post. No politics, no media, no criticism. We’re considering refinishing an old, 1940-era wood floor. Well, to be more precise, finding someone to refinish it. We’re told it’s vertical grain fir. It looks its age right now, with some areas of damage. One flooring installer advised just getting rid of […]

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Hawaiian Telcom disappoints again

August 25th, 2014 · 22 Comments

With the proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, parent of Hawaii’s Oceanic Cable, by Comcast, I’ve been reading online complaints about Comcast’s service and trying to get a sense of what this deal means for Hawaii. It’s clear from online discussions that cable bliss is hard to find. Two conclusions I’ve drawn are that almost […]

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