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Generous to a fault

August 30, 2015 The Maui County Council’s decision Tuesday to forgive a more than $4 million debt was at least questionable and at most fiscally irresponsible. more »»

To be or not to be: term limits

August 28, 2015 A few years ago, we wrote a piece here about term limits. While our views have changed a bit, we are more firmly convinced that terms limits are a good idea. more »»

The roots of poverty

August 27, 2015 The other night we were watching a report on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on television. The reporter interviewed a young woman who had been only 14 when Katrina struck New Orleans. more »»

Armstrong – the right stuff

August 26, 2015 Tuesday was the third anniversary of the death of Neil Armstrong. As regular readers know, we are big fans of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. more »»

Getting cool in schools

August 25, 2015 The high temperature at Kahului Airport soared to 97 degrees Saturday afternoon, shattering the previous 92-degree high temperature record set in 1949 and tied in 1987. more »»

Facing the challenges

August 23, 2015 We were fortunate to attend Hale Makua Health Service’s Supporter Appreciation Luncheon last Thursda. more »»

Admission Day today

August 21, 2015 State and county governments are closed today in observance of Admission Day — the day 56 years ago that Hawaii became the 50th state in the United State. more »»

Amateurs or pros?

August 20, 2015 Just this week the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a union representation petition filed on behalf of football players at Northwestern University. more »»

Trampling the Constitution

August 19, 2015 The Republican Party seems hell-bent on handing the presidency to the Democratic nominee in 2016. more »»

Watching Netflix at public expense

August 18, 2015 Late last week a story surfaced that the State of Hawaii began blocking video streaming sites for government employee computers. more »»

Candidates everywhere

August 16, 2015 The race for the both major political parties’ 2016 presidential nominations is getting ever more interesting — if not downright bizarre. more »»

Fight against distractions

August 14, 2015 Behind the wheel of an automobile is a dangerous place to have a wandering mind. All of us are sometimes distracted by problems at work or family pressures that lead to inattention while driving. more »»

More jail space long overdue

August 13, 2015 The overcrowding crisis at Maui Community Correctional Center begs the question: How long will island politicians allow this problem to fester? Now, four inmates share a cell designed for two at the... more »»

Not just a nuisance

August 12, 2015 A story on Monday recounted the growing problem the United States is having with “nuisance drones. more »»

Disappointed in lawsuit

August 11, 2015 We were disappointed to learn of the lawsuit filed by the United Public Workers to block the privatization of the Hawaii Health System Corp.’s hospitals in Maui County. more »»

Anniversary of a resignation

August 9, 2015 Forty-one years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. On Aug. more »»

A burning problem

August 7, 2015 Nobody likes cane burning. Unfortunately, though, it is part of the most inexpensive way to harvest sugar cane — and, therefore, the only way that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Terrorism in the sky

August 6, 2015 With the confirmation Wednesday that the piece of wing found on tiny Reunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean was part of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, comes another inescapable conclusion: Th... more »»

A profile in courage

August 5, 2015 “Profiles in Courage” was a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by John F. Kennedy about actions taken by eight senators that involved great political risk. more »»

Don’t take this – it will kill you

August 4, 2015 Have you noticed that we now live in a world of legal disclaimers? During a news program on television, a commercial came on touting the success of a firm that invests in mutual funds. more »»



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