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Dodging bullets

August 10, 2014 A tense Thursday night waiting for Tropical Storm Iselle gave way Friday morning to sighs of relief as wind shears and the mountainous valleys of the Big Island basically shredded the dreaded weathe... more »»

40th anniversary of a resignation

August 9, 2014 Forty years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. On Aug. more »»

Vote Saturday in primary

August 8, 2014 Saturday is primary day in Hawaii. more »»

Oppposite of negative

August 7, 2014 A lot of people hate negative political campaigning. In this spot, we’ve railed about pathetic candidates who have nothing to offer except the latest dirt (usually lies) about their opponent. more »»

Hee sounds Oahu-centric

August 6, 2014 State Sen. Clayton Hee is sounding like one of those Oahu-centric lawmakers. He is running against Maui-born and incumbent Shan Tsutsui in the Democratic lieutenant governor’s race. more »»

A profile in courage dies

August 5, 2014 “Profiles in Courage” was a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by John F. Kennedy about actions taken by eight senators that involved great political ris. more »»

Primary on Saturday

August 4, 2014 With only five days left before the 2014 Hawaii primary election, a few things have become obvious: The Neil Abercrombie-vs. more »»

Abercrombie on Saturday

August 3, 2014 As we wrote here a short time ago, Neil Abercrombie does not get enough credit for the accomplishments during his administration. Among them, we’d cite: 1. more »»

Woodson for District 9 seat

August 2, 2014 Justin Woodson has served as the state House District 9 representative since his appointment in January 2013 by Gov. Neil Abercrombi. more »»

CIA admits Senate spying

August 1, 2014 We recently wrote about charges made by Sen. more »»

Driving costs through roof

July 31, 2014 What is wrong with this picture? A new drug comes on the market to treat hepatitis C. The price for treatment is $1,000 per pill. A full course of treatment for the average patient is 84 pills. more »»

Re-elect this good team

July 30, 2014 West Maui is fortunate to have an effective legislative team in state Sen. Roz Baker and state Rep. Angus McKelvey. more »»

A recipe for action

July 29, 2014 Election years are supposed to be exciting and inspiring times in a democracy. Ideally, new politicians will bring fresh ideas and thoughtful solutions to the problems plaguing the country. more »»

Right Stuff still needed

July 28, 2014 Just last week (July 20), we wrote an editorial about the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. more »»

Tsutsui for lt. governor

July 27, 2014 No matter who wins the battle for the Democratic nomination for governor, incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui should be on the ballot as his running mate. In the Au. more »»

Speaker Souki is everyone’s man

July 26, 2014 Every couple of years, we get the pleasant task of endorsing Joe Souki for the 8th District Hawaii House of Representatives seat. more »»

A time for U.N. action

July 25, 2014 Revelations Thursday that rockets have been fired from Russia into the Ukraine have radically upped the ante in that conflic. more »»

Arakawa for mayor

July 24, 2014 Alan Arakawa deserves re-election to the office of mayor of Maui County. The mayor assembled a team that deserves a lot of credit for the recovery from the recession. more »»

In critical condition

July 23, 2014 One of the stated goals of modern educational reform is to “improve critical thinking skills.” We have heard phrases like this so often that it almost seems like a mantra. more »»

Hanabusa for Senate

July 22, 2014 There is no question that the most prominent figure in Hawaii politics since statehood was Sen. Daniel Inouye. With his passing, a void was left not only in Hawaii but also in Washington, D.C. more »»



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