Jamie–nice article (“Sustainable Taskmaster,” April 17). Great job.
In discussing Community Supported Agriculture (“Savor and Sustain,” April 17), you state, “it’s a direct investment i
Gary, thank you for yet another great point. I realize that CSAs are strictly pledges by the community to a farm, done with the intention that investment and support would bypass a “middle man.” However, I wanted to include the other subscription/delivery services because they are also fantastic resources for those who perhaps cannot make it to the grocery store, or would prefer to have their vegetables selected from a variety of local farms.
After watching the Merrie Monarch contest this year I yearned to find a YouTube video of Halau Hula O Maiki (“Aunty Maiki’s Children,” April 3) compete in the 1975 Merrie Monarch Festival. If someone has a video could you please post?
Mahalo for your thoughtful piece (“Media matters: Save the shield law,” April 10). It’s insane to exclude digital media, freelancers and bloggers from the law, since this seems to be the trend for journalism.
“When a road is resurfaced, the workers dig about a foot down and lay a new road” (“Potholes & Politics,” March 27). Says who?
The Navy has permission to kill whales (“In The Breach,” April 3)? It reserves the right to train wherever it wants?
I appreciate your coverage of the Legislature, but I have a suggestion to improve it. When you report that a bill “was not scheduled,” it appears that it was the fault of the ubiquitous “they,” when actually it was specifically the chair of the next committee the bill was referred to.
While listening to Foodland speak at the March 21 Hawaii Kai town hall meeting about building an entire new shopping center across from Maunalua Bay, I had the sudden urge to add a four letter word that begins with F to their “Food, Family, Friends” tagline–FAKE! Foodland, stop forcing your self-serving, front-and-center agenda on us.
As Jane Austen had said, “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Is this what we all would like to become? If we close another bookstore, we are just adding to the stupefying population.
Consumers have a right to know what’s in our food (“Post (G)mortem,” April 10). I recently came across a letter lamenting any law that would require labeling of GM [genetically modified] foods, but saying voluntary labeling was fine.
Just moved here a couple of months ago and found the HW about a month in, and I’m stoked to have found it. Great articles, political coverage, events calendar and restaurant reviews.
In last week’s “Brahms’s Big Hit (April 10), we wrote in a caption that conductor Esther Yoo had won a violin competition three years ago at the age of 16, but this Esther Yoo is not the woman identified in the article; the Esther Yoo quoted is director of choral activities at Hawaii Pacific [University.In] “FACE future” (April 10), we misspelled Larry Geller’s name, and he should have been identified as a FACE member representing Kokua Council. We regret these errors.
Senator Clayton Hee, chair of the Judiciary Committee, is taking an axe to a law that shields journalists and their sources and encourages the disclosure of useful information to the public. If Senator Hee, in collaboration with Attorney General David Louie, gets his way, Hawaii’s existing law–ranked by the Society of Professional Journalists as one of the best in the country–will become one of the worst.
Friday morning several friends and I who support peace and justice for Palestine attended the first screening of The Gatekeepers. It is an excellent film [and] the comments by the former chiefs of Shin Bet are profound because of insights into Israeli policies.
The photo for the Wanderlust Festival (“You Had Me at Yogi,” Feb. 27) was supplied by the event promoter without a credit.
If the asphalt is right, the mix is right, the technique is right and the work done properly, how come the roads are in terrible condition and consistently fail (“Pothole Politics,” March 27)? It seems the City folks are good at telling us that all is right with the pothole patrol, but the results say otherwise.
Excellent (“Artificial Life,” March 27). It appears that it would be beneficial to support and elect people to City Council, Mayor, and the Legislature who believe that what is best for Oahu’s sustainability is preservation.
Couldn’t agree more with this assessment (“Coffee Balk,” March 20). Just as we have grown accustomed to supporting local growers for our produce, we should be supporting local farmers for our morning joe.
In economics, the term externality means “A cost imposed without compensation on third parties by the production or consumption of sellers or buyers.” An example could be the powerful pesticides used on the GMO crops that are causing bee die-offs globally. The death of bees is an externality not included in the cost of GMO products.
Thanks Bundit, Kirk and team for making R&D look so good (“To Swim Upstream,” March 27). The first question everyone asks
CPMs cannot legally practice in Hawaii (“Birthing Better,” March 20). They are not licensed by the state.
Today we returned to Waikiki for a few days of relaxation in your wonderful city. After dinner this evening we walked down Kalakaua Avenue and did a little shopping.
Have see a few shows (“Chuckle Chicks,” March 27). Erika [Swartzkopf] is a hoot along with the other female comics.
[“Birthing Better,” March 20] is a fabulous article that presents an insider look at an alternative setting for birth that is certainly intriguing, woman-centered and baby-friendly. For clarification purposes, Kaiser Moanalua has a team of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) not Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).
For as long as we can remember, Chinatown has been notorious for drugs, homelessness and filthy streets. Some claim nothing has changed–and that it never will.
Bicyclists have long been overlooked by four-wheel riders on Honolulu’s congested streets. In the gleaming, armored pecking order of the road, cyclists are too often dismissed as lane hogs, hand-signaling nuisances and unfortunates who can’t afford cars.
The fate of some 1,525 acres of land at Hoopili in ‘Ewa may have been decided last Wednesday in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court. The decision might have gone differently, but the appellant attorneys’ strategy seemed to collapse as Judge Rhonda Nishimura picked it apart based on technical errors.
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu’s homeless problem. But at the City Council’s budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First” (see Cover Story, pg.
The Mayor Wright Housing project has been slated for major redevelopment by the Hawaii State Housing Authority (HSHA); requests for qualifications will be going out to developers in three to six months. Nonprofit group Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) wants to make sure the project’s tenants have a say in the redevelopment process, which could include major renovations or a total rebuild.
The Honolulu City Council held a special Committee on Transportation meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to go over its Complete Streets initiative with input from the department directors of Design and Construction (DDC), Planning and Permitting (DPP) and Transportation Services (DTS). At prior meetings, including the Moiliili workshop, community members pressed the idea of combining Complete Streets with Caldwell’s repaving projects, which Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and some councilmembers have said makes sense.
Not much to agree with my friend Doc Berry (“Limits of Growth,” April 17). None of the scenarios he posits will ever materialize.
In your Diary of May 8 (“End of the 27th)” you reported on SB 1214, passed by the Legislature. In their nimble way, the Legislature tacked the wheel boot prohibition on a bill that was intended to abolish the Commission on Transportation.
On Friday, May 3, at 3:45 p.m., I was driving town bound through the Wilson tunnel on the Likelike. I was parallel to another car, and there were several other cars following closely behind me.
Congratulations Honolulu Weekly on the recent Pai award for investigative reporting (“Boss GMO,” Jan. 4, 2012).
When the biofuel guys say that costs are “confidential” (“Big-foot Biofuel,” May 8), I reply that since I am the one who is going to end up paying the cost, I have a right to know. Frankly, when everybody tries to hide the costs, I smell rat …
The Foster Botanical Garden never ceases to inspire for an urban setting it is like a step back in time (“See the Flora,” May 8). If Koko Crater Botanical Garden contains the world’s largest plumeria collection as suggested, it may be thanks in part to the Prussian born Dr.