Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll On Newspaper Industry

P.S. Since this post appeared at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, the Star-Advertiser’s publisher has publicly acknowledged the revenue loss ($3.4 million), and furloughs and reduced hours among the paper’s 78 journalists. Nothing yet about MidWeek’s suspension of all its paid columnists.  Something I found very odd today: did you, too? The Star-Advertiser ran a […]

The Navy Has Self-Inflicted Troubles

The Navy didn’t want to stop bombing Kahoolawe. The Navy had that Tailhook Scandal in which officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted 83 women and seven men, or otherwise engaged in “improper and indecent” conduct at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a Navy captain running administrative operations in Saigon […]

Hot Money Management News!

This  in from Fidelity Investments : Are you over 72 years of age? You may waive your 2020 required minimum distribution (RMD) from a retirement account this year due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed on March 27, 2020. To stop your automatic withdrawal for 2020,  just go to your […]

The Odds Are Stacked Against Caldwell

There is an obvious reason why no mayor of Honolulu ever becomes governor of Hawaii. Every voter on Oahu (where the most votes are) remembers if the mayor did not fix the big pothole on his or her street, even after several calls to City Hall. Every Oahu voter remembers if the grass and the […]

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