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Time for Kahuku High School to drop the “Red Raiders”

September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

This is probably sacrilege to fans in the tightly-knit football community in Kahuku, but isn’t it time for Kahuku High School to get rid of its Red Raiders imagery? The controversy over the Washington Redskins has called national attention to the dispute over the names and logos of teams that a growing number of people […]

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Tags: Kaaawa · Politics

Labor Day, the 8-Hour Day, and Honolulu’s 12-hour “solution”

September 1st, 2014 · 9 Comments

It’s Labor Day. Originally, Labor Day was celebrated on May 1, which is still recognized as International Labor Day. And it was intimately intertwined with organized labor’s struggle to reduce working hours and achieve an 8-hour day. That’s why I was so irritated by Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s recent trumpeting of his plan for a regular […]

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Tags: Labor · Politics

The impact of ultra-luxury but empty condominiums

August 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A comment left on a recent post about housing made an interesting point that I think is worth sharing more broadly (here’s the original post, “Looking back: The housing crisis in 1991“). Here’s an excerpt from the long comment by the reader who uses the name, “compare and decide.” One aspect of luxury condominiums that […]

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Tags: Economics · environment · Politics

Throwback Thursday v2: Back to the Mortimer years and faculty workload

August 28th, 2014 · 11 Comments

The hidden agenda in the hiring freeze and budget cuts hitting the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus appears to involve faculty workload. It started with soon-to-be-former Chancellor Tom Apple’s comment that Manoa is “faculty rich,” with a very low student-faculty ration, which he said was 11-1. The prospect of another messy battle over workload prompted […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Hear from a nonviolent advocate on the ground in Ferguson

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The American Friends Service Committee, a national service and advocacy organization grounded in the Quaker’s faith in the power of nonviolence, presented a one-hour panel discussion this morning with focused on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. “Injustice in the justice system” featured Joshua Saleem, Peace Education Director, who has been working with youth in Ferguson, […]

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Tags: Politics