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PBS Newshour explains what was wrong with the Ferguson grand jury process

November 26th, 2014 · 10 Comments

The PBS Newshour last night included a very enlightening discussion of the Ferguson grand jury that considered whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson (“What’s next for the city of Ferguson?“). The segment I found most interesting featured Christina Swarms, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University. Their main […]

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Tags: Court · Politics

Behind the health care headlines

November 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Health · Politics

Bits and pieces: From family history to a Duke Kahanamoku film contest

November 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A few odds and ends to share. First, a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the journal of my great-great-grandmother (on my mom’s side), Eleanor Knowlton. I finally got a look at the first volume, which my sister has transcribed and is now annotating. It begins: JUNE 19, 1902 About three years ago, I was earnestly […]

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Tags: History · Politics · video

Aiona attributes electoral ambitions to a call from God

November 22nd, 2014 · 26 Comments

An article in today’s Star-Advertiser by Derrick DePledge caught up with GOP gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona in which he opens up about the religious nature of his unsuccessful bid for the state’s top office (“Faith-fueled election was a victory, Aiona says“). It’s kind of an eye-opener. An important political story. In the wake of the […]

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Tags: Elections · Politics

Challenging obesogenic factors in our communities

November 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Hawaii Monitor column this week at Civil Beat (“Hawaii Monitor: Let’s Tackle the Public Policies Promoting Obesity“) was a result of my participation in a recent panel put together by the folks who have organized the two “Value of Hawaii” volumes. I was very impressed by the presentation made by Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, chair […]

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Tags: Food · Health · Politics