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The Native Hawaiian Constitution — for and by Native Hawaiians

| | Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am | Comments

As a participant of the February 2016 aha (Native Hawaiian Convention), it was a privilege to work with Hawaiians coming from a cross section of America and our Native Hawaiian community which included: (1) professors of law, ethnic and Hawaiian studies, economics, communication; (2) farmers/fishermen; (3) school teachers and principals; (4) lawyers; (5) cultural practitioners; (6) PhD candidates; (7) retired judges and military; (8) community organizers; (9) law students; (10) former/current senators/representatives; and (11) a physician. The youngest, 21, the oldest, 92. In my view, this diversity enabled us to create a constitution that truly represents our people.

  1. Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Da kine wurd/turm/frayze uv da dey: How fo may’k kau kau.

  2. | Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    “We hit the jackpot here.”

  3. | Posted: Aug 29 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — My recent columns on Donald Trump have generated a consistent response from his supporters:

  4. | Posted: Aug 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.

  5. | Posted: Aug 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Hillary Clinton — Hillary Clinton, of all people! — has done the Republican Party a huge favor.

  6. | Posted: Aug 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Cockfighting, although practiced around the world, is banned in all 50 states. But is someone who breaks the ban committing a crime of moral turpitude? A federal appeals court has said no, declining to deport an immigrant convicted of facilitating a cockfight. In a line that may outrage animal-rights activists, the court said that a crime of moral turpitude must involve harm to third parties, not just directly to the chickens.

  7. | Posted: Aug 25 2016 - 12:05am

    They say — the pesky “they” who are always saying stuff — that the country has gone to the dogs. This is a terrible libel on the dogs. They are loyal, affectionate creatures and do not deserve to be smeared with harsh metaphors.

  8. | Posted: Aug 25 2016 - 12:05am

    There are two groups of people who watch the Olympics, the first group is the jocks who are really into it, and the second is the, “Oh, well, I guess I’ll watch it if there’s nothing else on” group.

  9. | Posted: Aug 24 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — When I wrote the headline “Hillary’s heel,” I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife’s pantsuit hem.

  10. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    I’ve always loved the Olympics, but none more than this one in Rio. First, cheers to the Brazilians who’ve pulled off an event that sounded iffy at best until the last moment. Remember the portents of polluted water, unfinished housing and out-of-control Zika virus? Then the country’s president gets ousted right before the Olympics — what shambles!

  11. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you go to the content-sharing website Pinterest, you can find pages of decorating tips for painting a turtle or tortoise shell.

  12. | Posted: Aug 20 2016 - 7:38pm

    WASHINGTON — When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don’t you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.

  13. | Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 8:40pm

    Now that Harry Kim has become our next mayor, it is time to think about what changes the mayor should seek in his term of office. Some ideas I would suggest include:

  14. Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 3:07pm

    Article III, Section I of the Constitution established the Supreme Court. Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers stated that judges under the Constitution would possess “neither force nor will, but merely judgment.” If a law was contrary to the Constitution, then it was void. The high court has the authority to figure out whether laws passed are consistent with the Constitution or not.

  15. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:06am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/turm uv da dey: mo pilau wurds