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Remembering Cliff Kopp

| | Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Cliff loved puzzles and was a puzzle himself. He was challenging; running you through a series of innocuous questions inevitably leading to a conclusion he hand-picked for you. Cliff had many confusing personas; the unassailable hero dentist, the community builder, the mischief-prone Rotarian, and the relentless, obnoxious contrarian. He remarked that his favorite compliment came from Mayor Billy Kenoi as Cliff walked in, “you see that guy,” said Billy, “he’s a son of a bitch but he gets things done.” Cliff highly valued both descriptions. Nevertheless, Cliff was truly pleasurable company.

  1. | Posted: Sep 7 2016 - 12:05am

    The notorious annual dolphin hunt got underway last week in the small Japanese town of Taiji. During the six-month hunting season, terrified dolphins are violently herded into a narrow cove. Most are slaughtered — but scores of “good-looking” ones are captured and shipped off to aquariums.

  2. | Posted: Sep 7 2016 - 12:05am

    The members of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii County have been active in addressing quality of life issues for the people of Hawaii for over 50 years. The LWV is a bipartisan educational institution to study and understand legislation and to educate people concerning quality of life issues. Former president Donna Oba explained that members inform people so they can make the best political choices in shaping their future.

  3. | Posted: Sep 6 2016 - 1:59pm

    Really Ron?!

  4. | Posted: Sep 6 2016 - 12:05am

    You would have thought that Labor Day 2016 would bring us a serious conversation about lifting the incomes of American workers and expanding their opportunities for advancement.

  5. | Posted: Sep 5 2016 - 12:05am

    For most Americans, Labor Day is hardly a time of rest.

  6. | Posted: Sep 4 2016 - 8:39pm

    Labor Day seems like the moment to celebrate America’s astonishing diversity of employment opportunities.

  7. | Posted: Sep 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Recently an op-ed article was published in the West Hawaii Today Sept. 2 by self-avowed liberal progressive Elizabeth Thompson. Ms. Thompson defends the backup quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, who sits during the national anthem in protest and who feels, “he cannot honor a flag with so many issues.”

  8. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 12:05am

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, nicknamed “Kap,” recently refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. It wasn’t the first time the athlete, born to a white mother and black father, refused to stand, but the other times went largely unnoticed.

  9. | Posted: Sep 1 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Because truth in labeling laws are among the laws from which Washington feels exempt, the titles of congressional legislation often take liberties with the facts (e.g., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, however, precisely names the ailment for which it is the remedy.

  10. Posted: Sep 1 2016 - 12:05am

    This morning’s article Aug. 30, “Amano denies protective order for Ige” on page 7A is a follow up article to Aug. 11 “Ige pressed on TMT” — relegated to page 8A.

  11. | Posted: Aug 31 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Russians have just given us an August glimpse of a potential October surprise.

  12. Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Da kine wurd/turm/frayze uv da dey: How fo may’k kau kau.

  13. | Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    “We hit the jackpot here.”

  14. | Posted: Aug 29 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — My recent columns on Donald Trump have generated a consistent response from his supporters:

  15. | Posted: Aug 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.