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July 1, 2010

Vote for Honolulu!

Sure, it's just a USA Today travel promotion, but you want your hometown to win, right? It's down to Honolulu vs. Yellowstone for Best American Destination! Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 in General | Permalink | Comments (0)

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 13, 2010

What Does "Freedom of the Press" Really Mean?

Hint: It's about the machines as much as the professions who go by that name. UPDATE 5/21: China Bans Photocopiers! Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Media | 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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