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A time for holidays

April 16, 2014 This week, two religions celebrate major holidays. The Jewish holiday of Passover began Monday evening and continues until the evening of Tuesday, April 2. more »»

Anniversary of a tragedy

April 15, 2014 Today is the first anniversary of the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. more »»

Motivating the electorate

April 14, 2014 A column by Honolulu Star-Advertiser political writer Richard Borrecca pointed us to the Pew Charitable Trust’s Voter Performance Index — a report on voter participation in the United States. more »»

‘Cinderella’ team needs your help

April 13, 2014 In its first year of competition, a robotics team from Molokai Middle School has a chance to go to the world championships in Anaheim, Calif. more »»

A deadly anniversary

April 12, 2014 One hundred and fifty-three years ago tomorrow, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate troops ending the first battle of the Civil War. more »»

Where is the burden?

April 11, 2014 It is not right to pass any law that restricts a person’s right to vot. more »»

Getting rich off Medicare

April 10, 2014 Every year Congress includes cuts in Medicare reimbursements to doctors as ways it intends to slash federal government spending. more »»

Protecting a treasure

April 9, 2014 As The Associated Press reported last week, a bill that would allow private health care corporations to assume control of hospitals within the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

Tax freedom getting later

April 8, 2014 Every year, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization named the Tax Foundation calculates what it calls “Tax Freedom Day.” According to taxfoundation. more »»

Gun numbers hard to fathom

April 7, 2014 It is hard to understand why there were record numbers of firearms registered in Hawaii and in Maui County last year. more »»

Political forecast murky but active

April 6, 2014 In an unsurprising move, Charles Djou announced Thursday he will try to win back the 1st Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat he once held on an interim basis. more »»

An opportunity comes along

April 5, 2014 “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison It has long been a tenet of our society that hard work is the key to success. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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