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Slow down and live

December 30, 2014 We regularly write here about fast drivers on this island in the Pacifi. more »»

Vulnerability on the Internet

December 29, 2014 One thing the past couple of weeks has shown is that the United States — indeed the whole world — is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. more »»

HHSC still in limbo

December 28, 2014 Gov. David Ige’s proposed state budget for the next fiscal year includes $86 million for support of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. — well less than half of the $203 million requeste. more »»

A resolute New Year

December 27, 2014 Every year we write something here about New Year’s resolutions, hoping to inspire others into being better, happier, healthier peopl. more »»

Building a child’s mind

December 26, 2014 At the risk of sounding like an old fogey (which we are), we’d offer a suggestion for today’s parents: Put away the electronic games you bought for junior or your junior miss for a while and play th... more »»

Good news, then and now

December 25, 2014 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. . . . And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city. . . . more »»

The eleventh hour Santa

December 23, 2014 When Dec. 23 rolls around and you haven’t even begun your shopping, you are officially an eleventh hour Santa. Or, possibly, someone who doesn’t value his marriag. more »»

Electronics for Christmas

December 22, 2014 While we sometimes make light of people who are addicted to their cellphones, social media and the like, it is true that some of the newer gadgets are pretty nifty. more »»

Bad timing on Cuba

December 21, 2014 The announcement last week by the Obama administration that it will establish full diplomatic ties with Cuba displayed an incredibly bad sense of timing. more »»

Remembering an old friend

December 20, 2014 “Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over “But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning . . . more »»

Birth of a princess noted

December 19, 2014 Dec. 19, 1831, a daughter was born to Ke Ali‘i Abner Paki and Laura Konia in Honolulu. more »»

Nice guys can finish first

December 18, 2014 Newly crowned Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is a great example of what a football hero should be. more »»

Anniversary of hero’s death

December 17, 2014 Today marks the second anniversary of the passing of Sen. Daniel Inouye. As we wrote last year, Inouye’s death marked the closing of the most important chapter of Hawaii’s life as a state to date. more »»

The Festival of Lights

December 16, 2014 Tonight at sunset marks the beginning of Hanukkah. The first flame of the menorah will be lit and the eight-day celebration of the Festival of Lights begins. more »»

Afraid of optimism

December 15, 2014 How important is optimism to the country’s economy? The obvious answer is that citizens who are worried about their economic future are not going to invest nor purchase very many consumer good. more »»

Happy ending holiday story

December 14, 2014 The survival at sea story of fisherman Ron Ingraham is a mixture of holiday miracle, doggedness and creative ingenuity. Ingram was rescued last Tuesday after being lost for 12 harrowing days. more »»

Sheetless in Wailuku

December 13, 2014 The Wall Street Journal had an interesting story a while back about how some companies increase their profits without seemingly increasing prices. more »»

The troubling Senate report

December 12, 2014 The recently released Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s “enhanced interrogation methods” in the years after 9/11 raises an interesting dilemma for current operatives: What if a... more »»

Push still on for drones

December 11, 2014 On the same page as a story on Amazon pushing the government to allow it to begin testing package delivery by drones, The Wall Street Journal featured an article on “flyaways” — drones that suddenly... more »»

Private systems are still needed

December 10, 2014 The news that Hawaiian Electric Co. and its offshoots Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co. are being sold to NextEra Energy of Florida caught us off-guar. more »»



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