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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: Jan 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Make Keohokalole Highway project top roadway priority

  2. | Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    As a professional skeptic, I’m going to remain doubtful that Donald Trump has been a willing Russian tool, masterfully serving the needs of a dangerous American adversary. I’m not going to buy all the sordid details of “that crap,” as the president-elect called intelligence reports of his being compromised by nasty people operating out of the Kremlin.

  3. Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Last sentence ruined column

  4. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    A bad idea pasted on top of another wrongheaded move: Cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the proposed repeal of Obamacare.

  5. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    We can all draw an important lesson from President-elect Trump’s comments after meeting with top U.S. intelligence officials Friday. It does not take a genius’ brain to conclude what most people were saying from the beginning of this completely avoidable squabble. Trump was entirely wrong about the content of the matter and completely wrong about how he handled it. In the process, of course, he damaged his own image as well as U.S. credibility around the world.

  6. Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    What about eradicating coqui frogs?

  7. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    In an era of harsh political division in Washington, Senate Republicans and Democrats have found one area of unanimity: Human sex trafficking is bad, child sex trafficking is worse, and the online site Backpage provides a $600 million marketing platform for this sort of sleaze to expand rapidly across the country.

  8. | Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 12:05am

    There are heroes all around us and one of them is a cheerful Hawaiian man named Kelii Akina.

  9. Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 12:05am

    More police needed on highway

  10. | Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Utah has never been a drinker’s paradise. Most residents belong to the Mormon Church, which forbids the use of alcohol, and the state has notoriously strict liquor laws. Beer on tap at a bar, for example, can have no more than 4 percent alcohol by volume. So it’s no surprise that the Beehive State could be the first to adopt a DUI standard tougher than the current norm.

  11. Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Don’t let storm sink you

  12. | Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 12:05am

    If I continue to have the privilege of contributing to West Hawaii Today in 2017, I intend to persist in expressing factually supported opinion that I think most people might otherwise not be exposed to.

  13. Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Poison experiment a danger at PTA

  14. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Ivanka Trump, I’m happy to report, is moving into a house a few blocks from mine in the Kalorama section of Washington, ending the Washington parlor game over where she, her husband Jared Kushner, and their three children would settle. Score a loss for Georgetown, where the Trumps had been looking for weeks, and a win for Kalorama, where former President Barack Obama and his family will also be living after Inauguration Day. The high-powered influx is likely to prove more than the narrow streets can bear, but what the neighborhood will lose in parking, it may make up for with a sharp increase in property values.

  15. Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In the new Disney animated film “Moana,” the once mighty but now fallen demigod Maui, in the voice of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, sings about his earlier triumphs in hopes of earning admiration: