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2012 Archive

An Innate Ability To Mess Things Up - January 25, 2012
’Tis The Season Of Negativity - January 18, 2012
Our Excellent Holiday Vacation - January 11, 2012


2011 Archive

Bill Maher Rings In The New Year - December 28, 2011
Christmastime Is About Giving - December 21, 2011
Oh, Christmas Tree, How I Love Thee - December 13, 2011
Dec. 7 Lesson Is … Peace - December 07, 2011
Pepper Spray Video Goes Viral - November 30, 2011
Attempting Holiday Cheer - November 23, 2011
Meeting The Unitarian’s Gay Pastor - November 16, 2011
Nothing Virtual About Friends On The Net - November 09, 2011
A Royal Tribute To Herb Kane’s Work - November 02, 2011
Middle-schoolers And Teachers - October 26, 2011
Transgender Prejudice And Reality - October 19, 2011
At The End Of The Day: Feedback - October 12, 2011
At The End Of The Day, Don’t Say It - September 28, 2011
Bowled Over By Young Winners - September 21, 2011
Feeding More Hungry Folks - September 14, 2011
Rail Supporters Should Speak Up - September 07, 2011
Welcoming The Foodbank To Kaua‘i - August 31, 2011
Being There For Women, Families - August 24, 2011
A Senior Moment For The Family - August 17, 2011
No Joke — A Gay Comic - August 10, 2011
Putting Politics Ahead Of Country - August 03, 2011
The Real Cost Of Online Tech Toys - July 20, 2011
What Casey Anthony Says About Us - July 13, 2011
Getting Older — And Stronger, Too - June 29, 2011
A ‘Delightfully Different’ Daughter - June 22, 2011
Weighing The Risks Of Cell Phones - June 15, 2011
Get Prepared For Hurricane Season - June 01, 2011
Showing It’s OK To Be ‘Different’ - May 25, 2011
Why bin Laden’s Death Matters - May 11, 2011
Focusing Funds On STEM Students - April 27, 2011
When A Child Can’t Be ‘Normal’ - April 20, 2011
The Crossroads Graduation Brings - April 13, 2011
Chris Brown And The Yellow Peril - April 06, 2011
People In Need Here At Home - March 30, 2011
E-mail Reports From The Quake - March 23, 2011
The Superheroes From Red Cross - March 16, 2011
Hilton Chef Understands Hunger - March 09, 2011
Oshiro’s Tough Yet Liberating Step - February 23, 2011
Tweeting From Cairo To Kalakaua - February 16, 2011
Caught In The Egyptian Revolution - February 09, 2011
Climate Change And Our Water - February 02, 2011
Just Look At Who’s Tweeting Now - January 26, 2011
A Wake-up Call For Americans - January 19, 2011
Our Shoddy, Embarrassing Airport - January 12, 2011
Things Neil Needs To Get Busy Doing - January 05, 2011


2010 Archive

Spreading Good Will This Holiday Season - December 22, 2010
Homeward Bound For Homeless - December 15, 2010
The Need For Blood Takes No Holiday - December 01, 2010
A Food Lover’s Favorite Holiday - November 24, 2010
’Tis The Season To Appreciate Life - November 17, 2010
A Heart Attack Scare Gets Very Personal - November 10, 2010
Turning Lives Around With Hope - October 27, 2010
A Star’s Positive Impact In Wahiawa - October 20, 2010
Bullying Is Prejudiced Abuse - October 13, 2010
Look Good, Feel Better Therapy - October 06, 2010
Therapeutic Time With Girlfriends - September 22, 2010
Amazingly Rude At The Movies - September 15, 2010
Gadgets Costing Us Our Humanity - September 08, 2010
Some Common Signs Of Abuse - September 01, 2010
A Troubling Song About Abuse - August 25, 2010
A Jerk, Hero Or A Little Of Both? - August 18, 2010
Techie Tools Make Travel Faster - August 11, 2010
Overcoming Pain With Forgiveness - July 28, 2010
How Green Is Your Motor Oil? - July 21, 2010
Not The End For Civil Unions, Rights - July 14, 2010
A Plea From The Mom Of Gay Son - July 07, 2010
The Civil Unions Debate Heats Up - June 30, 2010
A Gay Relations Acceptance Trend - June 23, 2010
Heart Disease: Not Just For Men - June 16, 2010
Realizing What’s Really Important - June 09, 2010
Furloughs End - As Summer Begins - June 02, 2010
Getting A Mouthful On Why Men Spit - May 26, 2010
A Close Call For Foodbank - May 19, 2010
Guys, Just Spit Out The Answer - May 12, 2010
A Brave Move By The Legislature - May 05, 2010
Political Courage Is What We Lack - April 28, 2010
Putting Broken Kids Together - April 21, 2010
The Tea Partiers’ Bad Manners - March 31, 2010
Why Tam Thinks He Can Be Mayor - March 24, 2010
Bidding To Assist The Red Cross In Hawaii - March 17, 2010
Easy Ways To Help Red Cross - March 03, 2010
Big Hearts Help Fill Hungry Stomachs - February 24, 2010
Surviving Food Poisoning - Ugh - February 17, 2010
The Struggle To Save Little Jaziah - February 10, 2010
How You Can Help The Haitians - January 20, 2010
Cleaning Up For A Brand-new Year - January 06, 2010


2009 Archive

A Three R’s New Year’s Resolution - December 30, 2009
All I Want For Christmas Is ... - December 23, 2009
Students Speak On Furlough Days - December 16, 2009
‘Tis The Season For Generosity - December 09, 2009
Focus On Future To Fix Furloughs - December 02, 2009
A Teacher’s Take On Furlough Days - November 25, 2009
A New Attitude On Furlough Fridays - November 18, 2009
Graceful Kimono Dancer Is A Him - October 28, 2009
No To A ‘Neck Thingie’ - October 21, 2009
How About Some Cooperation? - October 14, 2009
Seeking Credible TV News Voices - October 07, 2009
Feeling The Pain Of Furloughed Teachers - September 30, 2009
Refusing To Accept A Lousy Life - September 23, 2009
A Tribute To Legendary Ellen Masaki - September 16, 2009
Taking Action To End Hunger - September 02, 2009
A Sad End To Proud KGMB Tradition - August 26, 2009
Of Dohments And Magic Toasters - August 19, 2009
Transplant Miracles, Harry Grows Up - August 12, 2009
Letting A Kid Just Be A Kid - August 05, 2009
Proving The Power Of Forgiveness - July 29, 2009
Connecting With MW Readers - July 22, 2009
Michael’s A Mystery To A New Generation - July 15, 2009
Online Scammers Target Local Rentals - July 08, 2009
Doses Of Reality While On Vacation - July 01, 2009
NYC Sights, Sounds (And Smells) - June 24, 2009
Off To A Sweaty Start On A Mainland Trip - June 10, 2009
Truth And Courage Stars On Idol - June 03, 2009
Our Socially Accepted Prejudice - May 13, 2009
Thanking Mom For Her Love - May 06, 2009
A New Way To Enjoy Reading - April 29, 2009
A Fatal Descent Into Drugs, Booze - April 22, 2009
Helping Hungry Keiki Among Us - April 15, 2009
Celebrating Our Human Differences - April 08, 2009
Energy Drinks: Dangerous For Kids - April 01, 2009
Tapping Into Reusable Bottles - March 25, 2009
Focus On Abuser, Not The Abused - March 11, 2009
The End Of An Era In TV News - March 04, 2009
Lessons From Rihanna And Brown - February 25, 2009
Recycling CFLs, And Tacky Dolls - February 18, 2009
The Color Of Self-acceptance - February 04, 2009
Not Spending Makes Economy Worse - January 28, 2009
The Power Of Positive Thinking - January 21, 2009
A Green Revolution Resolution - January 14, 2009
Reaching Out To The Light In ’09 - January 07, 2009


2008 Archive

Rethinking Traditional Fireworks - December 31, 2008
The Joy Of Christmas Cookies - December 24, 2008
A Mom Too Old, Cheap Gas Is Bad - December 17, 2008
Going Solar Just Makes Sense - December 10, 2008
No-text-and-drive Bill Too Weak - December 03, 2008
Americans, Ants And Grasshoppers - November 26, 2008
A Mystery Rise In Food Allergies - November 19, 2008
The Hawaii Foodbank Needs Us - November 12, 2008
Suffering From Election Fatigue - November 05, 2008
The Reason To Vote For Obama - October 29, 2008
Men On A Mission To End Violence - October 22, 2008
Focusing On Issues, Not Attacks - October 15, 2008
Both McCain, Obama Disappoint - October 01, 2008
Keep Kids Away From McCain - September 24, 2008
Nurturing Precious Friendships - September 17, 2008
We Need To Remember Sept. 11 - September 10, 2008
Ways To Improve Riding TheBus - September 03, 2008
Standing By Support For Rail - August 27, 2008
The Helpful Services On TheBus - August 20, 2008
The Benefits Of Riding TheBus - August 13, 2008
A ‘Wow’ Day Aboard The Kitty Hawk - August 06, 2008
The Race For Mayor Is On Track - July 30, 2008
Drawing The Line On Wrinkles - July 23, 2008
Stale Popcorn vs. Food For Thought - July 16, 2008
Enjoying A Different Kind Of Life - July 09, 2008
Analyzing The Risky Road Ahead - July 02, 2008
Protecting Against Gas Thieves - June 25, 2008
The Visionary Dr. Livingston Wong - June 18, 2008
Another Chance At Camelot - June 11, 2008
Reclaiming America’s Best Aspects - May 28, 2008
Honoring Legendary Ellen Masaki - May 21, 2008
‘A Fine Line’ For The Mentally Ill - May 14, 2008
Stamping Out Hunger In Hawaii - May 07, 2008
Clueless About The Homeless - April 30, 2008
The Foodbank Cupboard Is Bare - April 16, 2008
Aloha To Another Bit Of Old Hawaii - April 09, 2008
A Site To Check Political Facts - April 02, 2008
Jervis’ Temper And Facing Racism - March 26, 2008
What Was Mrs. Spitzer Thinking? - March 19, 2008
An Election To Really Care About - March 05, 2008
Green Changes Pay For Themselves - February 27, 2008
Refusing To Use The Hurtful R-word - February 20, 2008
Getting Off A Plastic Bag Addiction - February 13, 2008
Patti’s: Alive And Well At Pearlridge - February 06, 2008
Curbing Violence With Education - January 30, 2008
Feeding Our Hungry Little Ones - January 23, 2008
Taking A Chance On Change - January 16, 2008
These Warriors Brought Us Unity - January 09, 2008


2007 Archive

Celebrating What’s Good In Us All - December 26, 2007
Handling Panhandlers - December 19, 2007
Surviving Without TV Or Microwave - December 05, 2007
Early Lessons On Living Green - November 28, 2007
Growing Up In A Homeless Shelter - November 21, 2007
How The Dog Could Have His Day - November 14, 2007
The Tough Lessons Of Parenting - November 07, 2007
Halloween: It’s Not About The Devil - October 31, 2007
Speaking Out To End The Abuse - October 24, 2007
Circle Of Life Sows Seeds Of Hope - October 17, 2007
Girl Scouts Light Up Our Lives - October 10, 2007
The Dumbing Down Of Americans - September 26, 2007
Growing Interest In Green Energy - September 19, 2007
Seeing Home From Afar; Go Green - September 12, 2007
We Need A Ferry, The Right Way - September 05, 2007
A Climatic Meltdown In Alaska - August 29, 2007
The Telltale Signs Of Child Abuse - August 15, 2007
Privacy Policy Hides Incompetence - August 08, 2007
Throwing The Book At HP Fans - August 01, 2007
The Boss Does Right After A Slur - July 25, 2007
A Guy And A Man, All In One - July 18, 2007
New Hope For Cancer Patients - July 11, 2007
Standing By Assaulted Employees - June 27, 2007
Replacing Bulbs To Save Energy - June 20, 2007
A Young Boy’s Body Image Issues - June 13, 2007
The Not-so-lazy Days Of Summer - June 06, 2007
Communicating To Get Along - May 30, 2007
A Sign Of The Power Of Words - May 23, 2007
Keeping Kids Out Of The Fight - May 16, 2007
Lessons In Peace From Mothers - May 09, 2007
Warring Parents Sacrifice Kids - May 02, 2007
Making Guns Tougher To Get - April 25, 2007
Giving Food And A Second Chance - April 18, 2007
Our Melting Pot Still Percolates - April 11, 2007
Preventing Child Abuse By Neglect - April 04, 2007
A Tribute To A Great Mother-in-law - March 21, 2007
A Sad Soap Opera Posing As News - March 07, 2007
The Shopping Times Are Changing - February 28, 2007
The Spitting Image Of Angry Men - February 21, 2007
Diagnosing A True Broken Heart - February 14, 2007
Guys Who Spit, Butchering Hawaiian - February 07, 2007
Prom Gown Resale For Good Cause - January 31, 2007
Fighting For Special Needs Kids - January 24, 2007
The Cost Of War In Lives Lost - January 17, 2007
This Time Losers Are Winners - January 10, 2007


2006 Archive

The Reason To Make Resolutions - December 27, 2006
Heroic Troops, Misguided Leaders - December 20, 2006
A Costly Love-Hate Relationship - December 13, 2006
Bad Parents, Exemplary Teachers - December 06, 2006
Spreading A Little Holiday Aloha - November 29, 2006
Gobbling Up Family Thanksgiving - November 22, 2006
Putting Aside Poison-filled Politics - November 15, 2006
Taking The Side Of Jelly-belly Cops - November 08, 2006
Teaching Your Keiki How To Steal - November 01, 2006
Being Ready For The Next Big One - October 25, 2006
Identifying With TV’s ‘Ugly Betty’ - October 18, 2006
Overwhelmed With Plastic Bags - October 11, 2006
Writing In Honor Of Uncle Dan - October 04, 2006
A Therapeutic Walk In The Mall - September 27, 2006
Applying The Lessons Of 9/11 - September 13, 2006
Choosing The Future For Hawaii - September 06, 2006
Celebrating A Good Year With Dad - August 30, 2006
A Display That’s Really Cantastic! - August 23, 2006
A Bummer Hummer TV Ad - August 09, 2006
The Future Through Teen Eyes - August 02, 2006
Overcoming A ‘Homeless Attitude’ - July 26, 2006
A Lifetime Of New Beginnings - July 19, 2006
Solving Our Homeless Epidemic - July 12, 2006
The Donor Registry Makes It Painless - July 05, 2006
The Wrong Role Model For Girls - June 14, 2006
The Right Time For A Kid’s Phone - June 07, 2006
Why Britney Deserves A Break - May 31, 2006
Trekking With The Enterprise Crew - May 24, 2006
Fixing Our Public Schools, Finally - May 17, 2006
Nurturing Real, True Friendships - May 10, 2006
Another Celebrity Slap On The Wrist - May 03, 2006
Helping The Foodbank Feed Folks - April 19, 2006
Not Quite Ready For A 9/11 Film - April 12, 2006
The Bi-polar Hottie Defense, Etc. - April 05, 2006
Idol Thoughts, Phone Strategies - March 29, 2006
The Bottom Line At KHON-TV - March 15, 2006
Exercising Our Freedom Wisely - March 08, 2006
Affecting Seniors’ Quality Of Life - March 01, 2006
Getting Around Transplant Barriers - February 22, 2006
The Old Valentine’s Day Dilemma - February 15, 2006
An ‘Idol’ Lesson For Our Children - February 08, 2006
When Cell Phones Come First - February 01, 2006
Old Stereotypes Are Still Alive - January 25, 2006
A Slam Poem For Aunty Puna - January 18, 2006
Using Surplus For Our Schools - January 11, 2006
A New Year Focus On Small Things - January 04, 2006


2005 Archive

Death Never Observes The Holidays - December 28, 2005
Greatest Gifts Of Any Season - December 21, 2005
Life Rolls On After A Tragedy - December 14, 2005
Looking For The Joy Of Christmas - December 07, 2005
The Good Memories Of KGMB - November 30, 2005
A Working Holiday To Remember - November 23, 2005
The Cheeky World Of Fashion - November 16, 2005
The Opportunity To Save A Life - November 02, 2005
The Cases Of Two Dangerous Moms - October 26, 2005
Six Words To Survive Hard Times - October 19, 2005
The True Consequences Of Lying - October 05, 2005
A Lost Purse; Fox In The Henhouse - September 28, 2005
Needing A Family Emergency Plan - September 21, 2005
Reporting From A Hospital Bed - September 14, 2005
Dusting: A New Killer Teen Trend - August 31, 2005
Aloha to Another Island Tradition - August 24, 2005
A Nice Thing And A Confession - August 11, 2005
A Chilling Definition Of Discipline - August 03, 2005
Summer Lunch For Hungry Keiki - July 27, 2005
Steering Toward Cell-free Driving - July 20, 2005
Saluting The Very Best Of Parents - July 13, 2005
The Cost Of Carelessness With Kids - July 06, 2005
Responding To Rude Column - June 22, 2005
Dreaming Of A Disney-like World - June 15, 2005
Making Schools A Higher Priority - June 08, 2005
Refusing To Let Rudeness Rule - June 01, 2005
An Anti-alcohol Lesson From Kids - May 25, 2005
Boy With The Jaw-dropping Talent - May 18, 2005
Totally Clueless About Names - May 11, 2005
Connecting With A Deployed Dad - May 04, 2005
Thank Goodness For Dr. Miyasaki - April 20, 2005
A Delicious Alternative To Therapy - April 13, 2005
The Legacy Left By Terri Schiavo - April 06, 2005
Heeding Signs Of Troubled Teens - March 30, 2005
The Unfunny ‘Fat Actress’ Farce - March 23, 2005
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