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Letters — A Pledge To A Dream Of Uncle Sam’s

“Sovereignty means to me, I’m home. I’m home in the heart of my people where my family is. That’s what it means to me, my land, and all that goes with being free. That’s what sovereignty means to me.” … Uncle Sam Kaleleiki We love you Uncle Sam Kaleleiki. Uncle Sam Kaleleiki has served in […]

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Guest Column — A Petition For Uncle Sam Kaleleiki

“Sovereignty means to me, I’m home. I’m home in the heart of my people where my family is.  That’s what it means to me, my land, and all that goes with being free. That’s what sovereignty means to me. — Uncle Sam Kaleleiki Uncle Sam Kaleleiki  is volunteering the use of this property to provide […]

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Dispatches From Curt — Rodney Joseph and Malu Motta; Leadership; Truth Be Told; Profiteers; Timeline; And Isamu Kanekuni Yamaguchi Ken

(Curtis Narimatsu is a lifelong resident of Hilo who writes about the forgotten past such as the old plantation days & untold heroes.)  Rodney Joseph and Malu Motta (Editor’s note:  Today Ethan “Malu” Motta and his cousin Rodney Joseph Jr. were found guilty of the murder of Lepo Utu Taliese and Romilius Corpuz Jr, members of […]

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Letters — Rescheduled SPACE Community Relations Meeting Set For This Saturday

The Community Relations Meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 27th was canceled due to the tsunami warning.  It has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, March 6th at 10 a.m. We plan to discuss issues such as how SPACE got here, what SPACE is doing, future SPACE plans, community impacts, sustainability, finances.  Invited guests include Emily Naeole, […]

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Dispatches From Curt — Gerbil Wheels And Other Musings

By Curtis Narimatsu Kevin Hickman Steadman’s extraordinary “Gerbil Wheels” book backdrops Kevin’s Alaska fishing cruise where he reminisces about life and history. “Gerbil Wheels” published in October 2009 by Kevin Hickman Steadman (born December 7, 1953) denotes running for fun and pleasure, as with a runner’s high, and Kevin’s extraordinary run into life’s unseen horizons […]

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***Commentary*** Credit, Debit, Or EBT?

Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter Bret Yager’s front-page report today on the number of Big Island residents using food stamps, or “electronic benefit transfer (EBT),” the electronic method for distributing the federal Food Stamp Program benefits, being on the rise is not really a surprise. Standing in line behind EBT users at the grocery store and observing […]

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State Representative District 5 Questionnaire: Randy Ruiz

What do you think are the most important issues for your district, and what would you do about them? Many residents of Representative District 5 earn a living directly or indirectly from Tourism and Hospitality. Our residents commute long distances to the resorts in Kona and Kohala. We need rest stations with modern, clean sanitary […]

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Guest Column — Custodial Interference Update

By Anonymous Some of you may recall me and my child’s separation which began 16 months ago. After handing off my child to her mother at the Hilo airport — as they departed on an agreed upon visit to my child’s maternal grandparent’s home on the mainland — my child’s mother chose to not return […]