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| | Mar 7 2016 - 10:27am | Comments

Hawaii Island’s homeless population is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it is not so much the homeless population, it is the unsheltered population, and Hawaii County leads not only the state of Hawaii, it very likely has one of the highest unsheltered homeless rates of any county in the United States of America. For children, that is certainly the case.

  • | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 6:52pm

    Fourth of July is coming and we are getting out the fireworks, not so with some Hawaiians. Their July 4th doesn’t come till Nov. 28. That’s their Independence Day and it started with high adventure.

  • | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — They celebrated outside the Supreme Court after Monday’s surprise decision reaffirming abortion rights. They danced to Michael Jackson (“I want to love you …”), as they had earlier to the Spice Girls and to Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line.”

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:06am

    OK, let’s start with some very risky (note not risqué ) stuff. I may need a “spit guard” on my computer before the election in November, but here goes! There is an ad released by Priorities USA that goes after Trump for mocking disabled people. Yep, I saw it and had a feeling of nausea in my stomach. My only comment: The height of his ignorance! LOL, LOL.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In his resignation speech following Great Britain’s vote to divorce from the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed several achievements by his government: reforming welfare and education; increasing development assistance to “the poorest people in the world;” and “enabling those who love each other to get married, whatever their sexuality.” He also mentioned “building a bigger and stronger society” — a reference to his “Big Society” ideological framework, which sought to empower local people and communities as an alternative both to centralized bureaucracies and to libertarian indifference.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    BALTIMORE — With precision, confidence and the no-nonsense style for which he is well known, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams on Thursday destroyed the state’s case against Officer Caesar Goodson, exposing it as a vessel of clay and smashing it to bits.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Unbeknownst to many Americans, House Speaker Paul Ryan is on a mission.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 9:38pm

    WASHINGTON — With Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election?

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has toppled a prime minister, torpedoed the pound, and sent global asset prices tumbling, all in the space of a morning.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 6:59am

    On July 14, 2015 the New Horizons space probe made its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. Passing 7,800 miles above Pluto’s surface, it became the first spacecraft to explore Pluto. Humanity’s view of Pluto went from a fuzzy, indistinct blob to a high resolution, fascinating body almost overnight.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 9:19am

    On June 9, the focal point in New York was to commemorate World Oceans Day events hosted by the United Nations. The theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/turm uv da day: Shaka, an den, part 1.

  • | Posted: Jun 20 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

  • | Posted: Jun 19 2016 - 12:05am

    All of us have had one. We either have one now, or we had one in the past. We may have known them quite well, not at all, or somewhere in-between. They might have nurtured us, abandoned us, or just flittered in and out of our lives. We may have loved them, hated them, feared them, revered them, or perhaps even become one of them. I’m speaking, of course, of dads.

  • | Posted: Jun 17 2016 - 9:57am

    In light of the recent “Dear Colleague” letter sent jointly to all elementary and secondary schools by the Departments of Justice and Education “to insure inclusive, supportive, safe and nondiscriminatory communities for all,” including transgender students, what could be more timely than a discussion of the federal government’s role in education?

  • | Posted: Jun 15 2016 - 8:22pm

    There are many characters on our island but no one quite like Wendell.