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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

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    WASHINGTON — If you ask Donald Trump fans what they like about him, there’s an excellent chance they’ll say, “Because he’s not politically correct.”

  2. | Posted: Feb 1 2016 - 1:30am

    I read it in West Hawaii Today a few times now. The Jan. 2 edition reported the notable effort of Dr. Clifford Kopp by walking 240 miles around the Big Island, from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, in order to draw attention to the homeless people here in the Big Island. He sacrificed the comfort of his bed and time to be with family and/or friends during Christmas in order to do it.

  3. | Posted: Jan 26 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Of all Donald Trump’s political skills, perhaps the most impressive is his ability to persuade people to support him by suspending their deepest, lifelong beliefs.

  4. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 11:03am

    A wind advisory is in effect for the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits through 6 p.m. Monday.

  5. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 10:33am

    Kudos to West Hawaii Today and Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

  6. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 10:07am

    Jeff Coakley recently posed the question, “What else are these Reps doing behind our backs?”

  7. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — It has never been easy to be Hillary Clinton.

  8. | Posted: Jan 24 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — During Watergate, Henry Kissinger’s mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” President Obama often does both simultaneously, using executive authoritarianism to evade the Constitution’s separation of powers and rewrite existing laws.

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