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February 3, 2011

University of Hawaii tuition unsustainable?

Nationwide, college costs have soared. Some are calling it a bubble. How much more expensive has UH become? Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (3)


January 12, 2011

The Rush to Write

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial on the Tucson tragedy shows the danger of leaping in uninformed. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Politics | Media | Permalink | Comments (2)


December 30, 2010

The Cost of Pres. Obama's Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii Reporter attempts to add up all the costs, including the ones for which the Islands have yet to be reimbursed. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (1)


August 31, 2010

Goin' Atomic

A new generation of nuclear reactors could safely, cheaply power the Islands. So why don't we have them? Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (5)


June 23, 2010

The Union Principal

The call for Hawaii public school principals to be deunionized gets louder all the time. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (0)


June 15, 2010

Hawaii Hates Science, Tells Thirty Meter Telescope to Go to Chile

The Sierra Club and other protesters don't want another telescope on the Big Island and threaten to sue the project out of the Islands. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (2)


May 25, 2010

Iran, Hawaii, Freedom and Film Festivals

I’ve been writing a bit about freedom of the press here and the fear that drives authoritarian governments to suppress writing and publishing.  We live in a visual time, however, so filmmakers are just as likely to suffer for their speech. Example: Iranian director Jafar Panahi, just released today from Evin prison in Tehran. He’d been Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (0)


May 22, 2010

Where do Hawaii State Leaders Send Their Children for School?

A KITV investigation finds that legislators send their kids to private school at a rate three times higher than that of the general public. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (1)


May 5, 2010

Democrats and Public Worker Unions

A reporter's run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate in California offers Hawaii another way to look at the relationship between such unions and the Democratic party. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (2)


March 26, 2010

Do You Feel Healthier Yet?

Among the many provision of the new health care reform law—more IRS agents! Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (0)


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A. Kam Napier has been editor of the magazine since 2005, and a writer with the magazine since 1994. He blogs on the magazine and its contents, as well as events and issues around Honolulu.

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