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Missed the list again

March 5, 2014 Well, darn it, the Forbes list of the richest people in the world is out for this year and a quick glance shows that once again we’re not on it. We have a neighbor that is, though. more »»

Don’t use a cell when driving

March 4, 2014 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 »»

‘Softening’ is temporary

March 3, 2014 The takeaway from Friday’s story in The Maui News about the “softening” of visitor demand in January is simply that the roaring growth of the last 2¢ years is leveling off a bit. more »»

Sustaining the unsustainable

March 2, 2014 The state Legislature is now considering how to make sure the Hawaii Health Care Connector keeps running. It acts as Hawaii’s health care exchange as mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act. more »»

Tragedy on Lanai

March 1, 2014 It is not easy being a state composed of seven populated islands; it is not easy being a county of three populated islands. more »»

Tackling tax code

February 28, 2014 There are some rumblings in Washington, D.C., now about seriously tackling tax reform. more »»

Laughter lives on

February 27, 2014 “It’s easy to grin “When your ship comes in “And you’ve got the stock market beat. “But the man worthwhile, “Is the man who can smile, “When his shorts are too tight in the seat. more »»

Overstepping the bounds

February 26, 2014 “A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” — Herb Caen It is an article of faith in the news business that a lot of the public doesn’t like us. more »»

Wrong signal to the world

February 25, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is proposing to cut the size of the military to its smallest numbers in 74 years. more »»

We’ve slipped a little bit

February 24, 2014 Hmmm. We’re no longer No. 1. After pacing the nation for the last four years in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Hawaii slipped to No. 8 in 2013. more »»

Independent party forms

February 23, 2014 Organizers for the Hawaii Independent Party had enough signatures of registered voters to meet state Office of Elections requirements for certification. more »»

A old man’s suggestions II

February 22, 2014 We occasionally write here about driving on Maui, the weather and — when we are being really creative — about driving on Maui in bad weather. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 21, 2014 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Hillary Clinton is too old for what?

February 21, 2014 The esteemed political writer Charlie Cook recently produced a column titled “Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?” Despite couching his thoughts with a mention that if Clinton were to run, she would... more »»

Wealth inequality contributes to enduring ‘class warfare’ in politics

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – Despite the comforting myth that we’re all in this together, disagreement over what constitutes a fair share in the nation’s economic pie continues to flourish in both Democratic and... more »»

Showcasing our athletes

February 20, 2014 One might not think there would be a great deal of appeal in Hawaii for the Winter Olympics. more »»

Polls show volatility

February 19, 2014 Results of Hawaii polls released this weekend indicate that 2014 could be a wild year in politics in the state. more »»

Not so fast with the tech

February 18, 2014 In a tech-savvy world, a rather surprising result was announced by a company named Kaplan Test Prep. more »»

Presidents Day 2014

February 17, 2014 This 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.. more »»

Friday’s press breakdown

February 16, 2014 Friday morning’s paper was delayed for hours when a gearbox that controls the speed of the press went bad. more »»

 
 

 

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