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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: Feb 21 2017 - 12:05am

    From Russia with love

  2. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Various accounts in an article Sunday, Feb. 19 describe what happened to Japanese immigrants and their American-born children who were put into internment camps 75 years ago. This was our American government’s reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. This is abhorrent but missing in the story is something even more disturbing.

  3. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 12:05am

    An enemy of the American people came into my office Friday night to talk about a story he was working on.

  4. | Posted: Feb 20 2017 - 12:05am

    In response to Dr. Kwiat’s letter Feb. 12,“Taxing condos not worth teachers’ wants,” I can’t help reflect on how many teachers I know whose simple wants include affordable housing, and a decent, living wage to support their families.

  5. Posted: Feb 20 2017 - 12:05am

    DOE should stand up for students

  6. | Posted: Feb 20 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — I configured Twitter a couple of weeks ago to get text alerts on my phone whenever President Trump tweets.

  7. Posted: Feb 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Tighten up secondhand smoke law

  8. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 9:33pm

    WASHINGTON — In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Virginia, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”

  9. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 9:33pm

    If tourists pay a local visitor tax, shouldn’t the counties, which handles services they use like public safety, maintenance of beach parks and roads, water and wastewater, get its fair share of that revenue?

  10. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Our First Amendment is the guardian of many great and unique things in America.

  11. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    You just came out of a yearlong coma, and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail. And in the first month of a new presidency, the leader of the free world has:

  12. Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Aloha is letting other drivers in

  13. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 9:48am

    Putting on our critical thinking caps will help us better understand and address important challenges we face throughout our lives. The process requires some effort. It is often avoided, sometimes out of laziness but more so out of fear that long held beliefs will not withstand fair and reasoned analysis.

  14. Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 9:47am

    Vehicle taxes are backwards

  15. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 9:47am

    WASHINGTON — In mid-January, after the appearance of some embarrassing material or another (it is hard to keep track), President-elect Trump tweeted: “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”