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Moratorium a good idea

February 26, 2015 We are longtime supporters of the efforts to simplify the process for short-term vacation rentals to obtain permit. more »»

 
 
 
Productivity and pay

February 25, 2015 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Still behind closed doors

February 24, 2015 The inner workings of county government are somewhat confusing. more »»

Great sense of ‘well-being’

February 22, 2015 Results of the Gallup–Healthways “Well-Being Index” were released last week and for the seventh straight year Hawaii was one of the top 10 states. In fact, we were No. more »»

Tragic loss for Maui County

February 20, 2015 By all accounts, Mele Carroll was a dedicated public servant, loyal friend and devoted mother and wife. more »»

Numbers still are troubling

February 19, 2015 A few years ago we wrote about a website that purports to show teachers how states they reside in rank in “comfort level” — how comfortably a teacher can live on his or her salary. more »»

Don’t drive, use cellphone

February 18, 2015 It’s more than a little bit disturbing that scores of people think it is perfectly OK to text, send emails or just talk on a cellphone while driving. more »»

MEO to mark 50 years

February 17, 2015 Next month, Maui Economic Opportunity will mark a huge anniversary — 50 years of helping the citizens of our county. more »»

Presidents Day 2015

February 15, 2015 Monday is Presidents Day. The Presidents Day holiday has taken on a peculiar kind of piquancy, particularly if your taste runs to passionate politics. Presidents Day came about because two U.S. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 13, 2015 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»

Call off the dogs

February 12, 2015 Brian Williams of NBC News has been our favorite television news anchor for the last decade. He has always come across as an honest, humble purveyor of the news. more »»

More sunshine please, not less

February 11, 2015 The story last Saturday about the reappointment of Patrick Wong as corporation counsel over the objections of some of the backers of the moratorium on genetically modified organisms had — to put it... more »»

Little Brother may be watching

February 10, 2015 For someone who is not a “techie,” an amazing — but a bit scary — demonstration made us wonder who besides Big Brother is watching. more »»

Thieves on the Internet

February 8, 2015 The Internet has certainly opened up new opportunities and new worlds to all of us. Unfortunately, that opened-up world is also providing a bunch of new opportunities for cybercriminals. more »»

‘How do I love thee?’

February 6, 2015 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw last year had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lothario. more »»

Comeback of a killer

February 5, 2015 Say what you want to about heroin, it is a drug that doesn’t discriminate. It addicts the poorest of the poor, the richest of the ric. more »»

Bracing for the attacks

February 4, 2015 In the past two weeks, there has been a lot of speculation about the 2016 race for president. more »»

Have a safe Super Sunday

February 1, 2015 Well, it’s Super Sunday. more »»

Planning for the future

January 30, 2015 One would assume from the clarification issued Wednesday that Mayor Alan Arakawa’s comments to a Honolulu television station about possible mass transport in Maui’s future were somehow controversia. more »»

Anniversary’s lessons

January 29, 2015 Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. On Jan. more »»

Ige must take the lead

January 28, 2015 We were a little bit disappointed in Gov. David Ige’s seeming reluctance to lead the charge to public-private partnerships for hospitals in the Hawaii Health Systems Cor. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Book Review 337: A Love Affair with Southern Cooking

February 22, 2015 A LOVE AFFAIR WITH SOUTHERN COOKING: Recipes and Recollections, by Jean Anderson. 434 pages. Morrow, $32. more »

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