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1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA AS COMBATANTS IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT WITH ISIL (ISIS, OR THE ISLAMIC STATE)? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) When an enemy declares war...

Kim Coco Iwamoto For State Senate

Question: Kim Coco, your father, Robert Noboru Iwamoto Jr., is President of Roberts Hawaii Tours and a well-known businessman. Can you tell us more about your mother? Kim Coco: My mother, Toshiko Asamen, was born...
Ellen Fukumoto with his parents, Grace and Tadashi Fukumoto

Political Advertorial – Elton Fukumoto

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili My name is Elton Fukumoto and I am running for the State House of Representatives, District 23. If Isaac Choy was your representative, you live in District 23. I’m running because: 1) I’ll be an effective legislator, and 2) I have....
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Political Advertorials – Vote “No” On “Con Am” Ballot Measure

In this year’s General Election, voters will be asked to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment (Con Am) that would give the Legislature the authority to create one of the largest tax increases in Hawai‘i’s history. The ballot question reads: “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment....

Brian Taniguchi – Working For Hawai‘i’s Keiki

I have lived my entire life in our district of Mänoa, Makiki, Punchbowl and Papakölea. I attended public schools here and earned my law degree from the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School...
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Political Advertorials – Gov. David Ige Seeks Re-election

Dear Voter, As Hawai‘i’s Governor, I have led the state in an open, honest and transparent manner focused on improving the lives of our residents. We have been working hard to improve the quality of public education and to increase access to higher education, build more affordable housing, reduce homelessness, protect our environment and natural....
Democratic Candidate, Dale Kobayashi, alongside a busy road waving with a red lei and Aloha Shirt

Political Advertorial – Dale Kobayashi

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude for this opportunity to state our views and provide your readership information to make an informed choice in the upcoming election. I spent my career in the global bond markets. My work....

Douglas Crum For Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee

Fresh ideas are always important for any organization. I will bring a much-needed new viewpoint to an organization that has had almost the same representatives for decades. With that new viewpoint, I can offer...

Friday bullets

Haruki Murakami, former jazz club-owner turned award-winning writer, sits down with the San Francisco Chronicle for a little Q&A. More election talk once again. As the Big Day approaches, Asian Americans across the country are...
Black Swan by Marko Knuutila

Hawai‘i’s Black Swan Event

By: Tom Coffman | Commentary | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | In 2007, a writer named N.N. Taleb published a book called “The Black Swan Event.”

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