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Complaining about Eden

April 4, 2014 A group of men here on Maui was discussing the weather the other day and some of the comments reflected poorly on our rather pampered lifestyle. more »»

Preparing for disasters

April 3, 2014 We write about the need to be prepared for a natural disaster on a fairly regular basis. more »»

Premature backing

April 2, 2014 We like Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. It was disappointing, therefore, to learn Monday that President Barack Obama has already endorsed her primary election opponent, Sen. Brian Schatz. more »»

Remembering Aloha Airlines

April 1, 2014 March 31, 2014 — yesterday — was the sixth anniversary of the shutdown of Aloha Airlines. It was also the final day of flights for go! — an airline that undoubtedly hastened Aloha’s demise. more »»

Visitor industry still doing well

March 31, 2014 February’s numbers for visitor arrivals and expenditures continued the general trend of leveling off from last year’s torrid pace. While arrivals from the U.S. more »»

Texting drivers target of MPD

March 30, 2014 People who have still not received the message about using cellphones and other mobile devices while driving are about to get an expensive lesson. more »»

Crazy ruling on scholarships

March 29, 2014 The ruling by a regional National Labor Relations Board director that scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are “employees” is ludicrous. more »»

Who’s watching the spending

March 28, 2014 We’ve written here often that health insurers and governments live in different worlds than the average citize. more »»

The high cost of higher ed

March 27, 2014 The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that student loan debt — particularly for graduate students — continues to rise at an astronomical pac. more »»

Cold, inept handling

March 26, 2014 As this is written, the relatives of the passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been told by officials that the plane crashed in the southern part of the Indian Ocean and all aboard... more »»

Kuhio was the Citizen Prince

March 25, 2014 Wednesday’s holiday honors a man who went from being the adopted son of a king to a counterrevolutionary to Hawaii’s voice in the U.S. Congress. more »»

Real progress in our schools

March 24, 2014 An Associated Press story last week quoted Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education, praising Hawaii for “huge progress” in implementing reforms. more »»

An expensive private visit

March 23, 2014 It was a little surprising to us that Maui County got stuck with a huge overtime bill for its Police Department because Michelle Obama decided to visit her friend Oprah Winfre. more »»

Lighter side of the news

March 22, 2014 Sometimes we like to take a lighter tone on Saturdays and update readers on items they may not have seen in this paper — or in or on any other news outlet Take for example this tidbit from The... more »»

Presumptuous and insulting

March 21, 2014 The suggestion that voters should select Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa because he is younger and, therefore, will serve longer in the U.S. Senate is an insult. more »»

Another sad chapter ends

March 20, 2014 Go! Airlines announced Tuesday that it will cease operations in the Hawaiian Islands. The company, a subsidiary of Arizona-based Mesa Air Group, began operations here in 2006. more »»

Warning from a Grand Master

March 19, 2014 Most people who know about Garry Kasparov think of him as the youngest world chess champion ever when he assumed the crown in 1986 at age 22. more »»

Inviting disaster

March 18, 2014 A few weeks ago an editorial here decried the planned cuts in both the Defense Department’s budget and the number of active duty military personnel in the Arm. more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2014 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2014 and, for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

Hawaiian Air grows again

March 16, 2014 Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to place big bets on Hawaii in general and Maui in particular. Two of our three populated islands in Maui County are getting brand-new air service. more »»

 
 

 

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