Month: September 2011

Big Island Police Investigate Hilo Drowning

Big Island police are investigating a possible drowning in Hilo on Wednesday (September 14), and have asked for a coroner’s inquest.
The man who died has been identified as 20-year-old Brystan Alidon of Hilo.
On Wednesday, South Hilo patrol officers …

Hawaiian Sovereignty: Clarifying the Record

This letter is in response to Dr. Ken Conklin’s article  printed in the Hawai`i Reporter online on September 1, 2011, as well as the July 17, 2011 article by Andrew Walden. I have always refrained from responding to these types …

Dumpster Diving in America

Have you ever thought about getting your food out of a trash can?  Don’t laugh.  Dumpster diving has become a hot new trend in America.  In fact, dumpster divers even have a trendy new name.  They call themselves “freegans”, and as the economy crumbles their numbers are multiplying.  Many freegans consider dumpster diving to be […]

Poverty In America: A Special Report

America is getting poorer.  The U.S. government has just released a bunch of new statistics about poverty in America, and once again this year the news is not good.  According to a special report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty.  The number of those living in poverty in […]