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Remembering Cliff Kopp

| | Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Cliff loved puzzles and was a puzzle himself. He was challenging; running you through a series of innocuous questions inevitably leading to a conclusion he hand-picked for you. Cliff had many confusing personas; the unassailable hero dentist, the community builder, the mischief-prone Rotarian, and the relentless, obnoxious contrarian. He remarked that his favorite compliment came from Mayor Billy Kenoi as Cliff walked in, “you see that guy,” said Billy, “he’s a son of a bitch but he gets things done.” Cliff highly valued both descriptions. Nevertheless, Cliff was truly pleasurable company.

  1. | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:06am

    Dear Mr. Kaepernick,

  2. | Posted: Sep 24 2016 - 12:05am

    I was wrong. I now see the error of my ways. I thought of the war on drugs as pointless and ineffective. I now see it as perfect for what it is intended to do. Look what would happen if we ended the war.

  3. | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:05am

    I met with famous French oceanographer, Jock Crouton, who was in town to attend the dolphin hearings. He claims he talks to dolphins, and even stranger, they talk to him.

  4. | Posted: Sep 22 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The 2008 financial collapse was eight years ago this month — and the big banks are back to their old shenanigans.

  5. Posted: Sep 21 2016 - 12:05am

    San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to be in the news for electing to kneel rather than stand for the national anthem in protest against excessive police violence targeting black men and other people of color all over America. I’m not surprised that so many people are going nuts about this because we all know that we’re the greatest, freest most wonderful country in the world and he ought to be damn grateful that he can play football, make millions of dollars and drive a fancy, expensive car.

  6. | Posted: Sep 20 2016 - 12:06am

    President Obama is a powerful voice for Hillary Clinton. But all his eloquence and advocacy can’t win an election for her.

  7. | Posted: Sep 19 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Once upon a time, I thought the repudiation of white supremacists was the easiest layup shot in American politics. Not for the Trump campaign.

  8. | Posted: Sep 18 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A bit after 4 p.m. Thursday, the doorbell rang in my hotel room, Room 446 at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington. It was my Koran. I had ordered it from housekeeping.

  9. | Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 12:05am

    According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, nobody really knows how many federal agencies there are. The cost of complying with federal regulations has steadily increased in recent years and now stands at a whopping $15,000 for every household costing families more than they pay in taxes. Congress enacted just 114 laws last year, but federal agencies issued 3,410 regulations at a compliance cost of $1.9 trillion. This is a most egregious and harmful wandering from the tenet of separation of powers and antithetical to our liberty.

  10. | Posted: Sep 15 2016 - 9:17pm

    How does the county ensure that farmers and ranchers and “second home” malihinis pay their fair share of property taxes, while at the same time, provide incentives to keep land in agriculture or undeveloped?

  11. | Posted: Sep 15 2016 - 12:05am

    “In the walls of the cubicle there were three

  12. | Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Hillary Clinton kept her pneumonia diagnosis under wraps for two days because she “didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal.” Right. That’s what she used to say about her private email server.

  13. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. A first tranche of states has approved 2017 rates with cardiac-arrest-inducing premium increases. And in many places across the nation, people will find drastically fewer choices of plans than they did last year.

  14. | Posted: Sep 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The smell of fresh paint greeted lawmakers reacquainting themselves with their workplace after their seven-week break.

  15. | Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 5:54pm

    My wife and I moved to Waikoloa Village almost two years ago so we do quite a bit of travelling on the lower highway, 19, and the upper highway, 190, in order to get to and from Kona for shopping. It has been our experience since moving here that unless you go over the posted speed limit you will be 99 percent of the time be tailgated by the driver behind you. In order to avoid this dangerous practice of the car following too closely behind you I found that going 5 mph over the posted speed limit reduced the 99 percent to about 25 percent. Going 10 mph over the posted speed limit reduced the 99 percent to about 5 percent.