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Another word on governance

March 31, 2016 The Special Committee on County Governance is meeting again today, continuing its effort whether to recommend a switch from the current strong mayor/council to a professional manager/council form of... more »»

Fighting over school money

March 30, 2016 West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey hit the nail right on the head when he responded to an Oahu legislator’s attempt to redirect funds for the South Maui high school to a school in his distric. more »»

Bring your own padding

March 29, 2016 For the most part, long trips are a thing of our past. We are quite content to spend our allotted time here on Maui. more »»

Resurrection and hope

March 27, 2016 Mark chronicled the event being celebrated by Christians today: “And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. more »»

Kuhio was Citizen Prince

March 25, 2016 Today’s holiday honors a man who went from being the adopted son of a king to a counterrevolutionary to Hawaii’s voice in the U.S. Congress. more »»

Missing an old friend

March 24, 2016 We were reminded again this week that there is no longer a print version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. To be sure, the knowledge is still available digitally (Britannica. more »»

The menace in our midst

March 23, 2016 Tuesday we awoke to yet another terrorist attack. Three explosions rocked Brussels — two at the international airport outside the Belgian capital and one at a downtown rail station. more »»

Give Garland a hearing

March 22, 2016 Republican senators are making a mistake by not scheduling hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Garland is currently the chief judge on the U. . more »»

Yearning for tax freedom

March 20, 2016 Every year about this time we go out to the Tax Foundation’s website to find out when Tax Freedom Day is projected for the current year. Tax Freedom Day is the day when U.. more »»

High cost of higher ed II

March 18, 2016 We write here occasionally about the debt burden most college students have upon graduatio. more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2016 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2016, and for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

Our view of governance

March 16, 2016 As the Special Committee on County Governance receives public input on the pros and cons of changing the form of Maui government from strong mayor–council to professional manager–council, we’d... more »»

A distraction from the need

March 15, 2016 A bill in the Legislature that seeks to name the new high school in Kihei after the late Patsy Mink has sparked a backlash from community members who want citizens to have inpu. more »»

Misleading by example

March 13, 2016 We have lamented here on several occasions that the lack of civility and outright crudeness in the Republican presidential campaign sends terrible messages to the rest of the world. more »»

Lessons from fireside chats

March 11, 2016 Eighty-three years ago Saturday —March 12, 1933 — newly inaugurated president Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the first of his famous “fireside chats” to the American public. more »»

Vencl will be missed

March 10, 2016 In a late February story in The Maui News, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that preliminary numbers for January showed that Maui once again led all of the main islands in the state in... more »»

The end of an era

March 9, 2016 Nancy Reagan’s death Sunday marked the official end of the age of Ronald Reaga. more »»

A really fast tax refund

March 8, 2016 In the past we have sometimes been very critical of the Department of Taxation here in the state of Hawaii. more »»

A punitive tax plan

March 6, 2016 The proposal before the Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee to tax farm and ranch land at “market value” instead of “agricultural use value” is not only ill-conceived; its timing... more »»

A heroic anniversary

March 4, 2016 Eighty-three years ago – March 4, 1933 — Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as America’s 32nd president. The Great Depression was devastating the countr. more »»



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