Thursday, October 30, 2014         


Our View
 GMO initiative would be bad law
The growth of the genetically modified organism (GMO) seed development industry in Hawaii has generated a great deal of community anxiety, and the community has responded with efforts to curtail the activity.  Story »
Island Voices
In less than a week, we will have the mid-term elections. We've see most of the same faces, switching places or careers and campaigning with the usual truckload of promises that they know they won't be able to keep, "humbly asking for our vote" to send them to Congress in Washington, D.C., or to be our governor, state senator and so on.  Story »

The Education Institute of Hawaii arranged for us to visit four very different school systems, and asked only that we keep an open mind about what practices and organizational structures might be worth emulating or avoiding, and then to share our opinions upon returning home. Story »

The Maui County "GMO moratorium initiative" reported on TV and in the press has been difficult to witness for someone trained in science. Much of what is said in the media in favor of this initiative is designed to misinform by presenting half-truths and very selective use of scientific data.  Story »

The hospitals and long-term care facilities of the Hawaii Health System Corp. (HHSC) provide critical and essential health care services that form the "safety net" for many of our neighbor island and rural communities.  Story »

The precarious financial position of our state hospital system has lingered for more than a decade. Unfortunately, state government leaders have allowed it to languish. Story »

Health care costs are rising and government coffers are shrinking. Who should we protect? Should we protect our poor and indigent and neighbor island residents, or should we protect our government systems like education? Story »

Elections always offer a chance to attend certain problems, and our public hospital system certainly needs attention. Story »

Michael Titterton is aware of the many concerns about Hawaii Public Radio's semi-annual on-air fundraising drives, but for now, he says, there's probably no better alternative.

For Thursday, October 30, 2014
Public paying price for Citizens United • Complaints about coverage dubious • Galuteria misleads with endorsements; and more


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Hawaii's high quality of life — we're No. 1 nationally! — comes at high expense to businesses and living costs.
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Sunday Comic
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It was October 2011 and Gov. Neil Abercrombie's chief of staff and communications director, as well as their deputies, had resigned, when a national political polling firm rated the long-serving Democrat as the least popular governor in the United States.

Synopsis: Why doesn’t Disney make a movie about one of our strong women leaders?

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The Red Raider Experience
I wouldn’t call it a quest needing to be filled before some fateful date, but until Oct. 17 I had never been to a Kahuku football game in Kahuku. Somehow, this just seems like a mistake for any area sports fan. Read More »
Coach Wagner’s Excellent Retirement
Former University of Hawaii head football coach Bob Wagner is a Facebook friend of mine. Recently, I’ve been enjoying his posts and pictures as he’s been visiting various college football stadiums around the country. Read More »

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