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What’s right in the system

January 25, 2014 We write here more than occasionally about failings in our health care system. Usually, those editorials are concerned with costs. more »»

A good name for a school

January 24, 2014 It is heartwarming to see that all 25 members of the Hawaii Senate have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to name the new South Maui high school after the late Patsy Min. more »»

State of the state

January 23, 2014 Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s State of the State address Tuesday was brief and to the point. The 30-minute address emphasized programs for the young and the old while urging fiscal restraint. more »»

Two to leave off the air

January 22, 2014 Every year around Super Bowl time there is a bit of a buzz about what commercials will get the most reaction during the big game. more »»

Careful what you say . . .

January 21, 2014 It is dangerous when someone as influential as the president makes a remark such as “pot smoking is probably no more dangerous than drinking alcohol.” Well, maybe. more »»

Today is a historic day

January 20, 2014 Today is the national holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Bad idea from Hawaii mayors

January 19, 2014 Government is not supposed to be shielded from the ups and downs of a free-market economy. more »»

Two possible funding sources

January 18, 2014 As we have written here repeatedly, we oppose any effort in the Legislature to legalize gambling in Hawai. more »»

Trashing a good name

January 17, 2014 Sometimes we are embarrassed when people refer to national tabloids as “newspapers.” They are not. We’re not sure what the proper term for them is, but the word “news” should not be in that ter. more »»

Clinton still is impressive

January 16, 2014 It is easy to be disgusted with modern-day politicians — they reject compromise and seem to be willing to trade the good of the country for a momentary gain. more »»

Submit your nominations

January 15, 2014 One of the outstanding annual events in Maui County is the presentation of the Mayor’s Small Business Award. more »»

The last of the mega-mergers

January 14, 2014 With the government’s final consent a couple of weeks ago, the merger of American Airlines and US Airways created the world’s largest airline. more »»

Flu season gathers strength

January 13, 2014 We may be an island, but we are not immune to ailments from the Mainland. Because of jet travel, diseases are just a few hours away from our tropical paradise. more »»

Politics at its dirtiest

January 12, 2014 The scandal over closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge shows politics at its dirtiest. New Jersey Gov. more »»

Bag ban’s anniversary

January 11, 2014 Today Maui marks the third anniversary of the implementation of the county’s ban on plastic bags. The ban took effect on Jan. 11, 201. more »»

Too many distractions

January 10, 2014 As we often write here, the revolution in electronics and mobile devices is undoubtedly a boon for our economy as well as our lifestyles. more »»

Biting the hand that feeds you

January 9, 2014 It is really unusual for former government officials to write memoirs when the person who hired them for the job is still in office. more »»

A win by the good guys

January 8, 2014 Don’t you just love it when the good guys win? Zach Johnson’s win at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions was a perfect example of how life should be. more »»

Stay away from legal gambling

January 7, 2014 Before the Legislature begins its session this year, we’d like to throw in our annual appeal to not put the state on the road to legal gambling. more »»

How much is a teacher worth?

January 6, 2014 Repeatedly in this space we have made the point that public school teachers in Hawaii are underpaid. more »»



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