WHT hits new high and low

Recently, my favorite Big Island newspaper has reached a notable peak of excellence while simultaneously sinking to a nasty low.

At a candidate forum last Wednesday, I made a point of asking each candidate how much he or she had received in campaign contributions, how much of the total was from sources in their district, and whether they think campaign contributions buy access and influence.

My view from inside lava bombed boat

Several people have been calling it a miracle, but it was just an event, could have been a lot worse; could have not happened at all. After a lot of discussion about when to go, five friends from South Kona went on MV Hot Spot at 4 a.m. July 16.

In this ohana, we are in it together

“No man is an island, entire of itself … Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in all mankind, therefore never ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”