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Cayetano trip: What's with all the secrecy?
There was a lot of mystery surrounding Gov. Ben Cayetano's trip to the Bahamas in December to look at a big new casino and aquarium there. Maybe there’s an object lesson here: If you have nothing to hide, don't.

Prison time-off bill sends wrong message
Rather than micromanaging the paroling authority's functions, lawmakers would make a better start by rescinding some of the overly tough mandatory sentencing laws they've passed in recent years that are a lot harder on inmates than the paroling authority.

Senators hoping to win over Ashcroft
There had been some speculation that the two Hawai'i senators might set aside their personal misgivings and vote for attorney general nominee John Ashcroft with an eye on the Hawaiian rights battle ahead.

Wait! Is it 2002 already?
The entrepreneurial Andy Anderson may be the spark plug that the Democratic Party needs in 2002. He still overflows with ideas to make the state a better place.

Establish a trust for Hawaiian autonomy
It is the state Republicans' proposal that the 2001 Legislature pass into law the Hawaiian Autonomy Trust bill. This bill would establish a trust designed to pre-empt constitutional challenges, such as the Rice case, against Hawaiian taxpayer-funded programs.

Outlines of new Asia policy emerging
The region remains tense politically, but the real danger to it is a U.S. recession.

Island Voices
Learning to read
How a lack of literacy produced a life of lost opportunities.

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