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Does HPD really want your critical comments?

April 13th, 2015 · 17 Comments

Early this morning, the Star-Advertiser posted a story on its website, obviously based on info from the police department (“Public’s comments about HPD to be used by inspection team”). Here’s the substance: The Honolulu Police Department is seeking comment on any of its polices and procedures. An international accreditation team will accept public comments Tuesday […]

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Tags: Crime · Media · Politics

Two contrarian views (video)

April 11th, 2015 · 24 Comments

Here are two video pieces relevant to current news that are worth watching for the different perspective they provide. The first is an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, a CNN original series. This episode, broadcast in December 2014, was filed in Iran. …the Iran you see from the inside, once you walk the streets […]

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Tags: Media · Politics

More sunshine would have benefited Mayor Kenoi

April 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has likely torpedoed his own future political options now that his rather flexible approach to using a county credit card for personal expenses has come to light. Well, that’s a bit too passive. We don’t know exactly how this story developed, but it looks like credit goes to reporter Nancy […]

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Tags: Media · Sunshine

Hawaii News Now “exclusive” lags the news by six weeks

April 3rd, 2015 · 7 Comments

We were watching Hawaii News Now last night and saw the story pitched as an “Exclusive” about a ruling of the State Ethics Commission concerning educational travel (“EXCLUSIVE: Ethics ruling could put public school trips in jeopardy“). According to the story: Trips by hundreds and perhaps thousands of Hawaii public school students could be in […]

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Tags: Media

Star-Advertiser produces excellent centerpiece, “Trafficastrophe”

April 2nd, 2015 · 24 Comments

We were among the caught up in Tuesday traffic. I left the state court building downtown at about 4:30. It took about an hour to crawl back to the University and pick up Meda. And then it took us about 2-1/2 hours to get back to Kaaawa. All in all, a 3-1/2 hour commute. And […]

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Tags: Media