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Caring for the opponents

September 14, 2014 “Sincerity is the key to success. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.” — Groucho Marx Crocodile tears are “in,” apparently, if one is an opinion writer at major newspapers around the countr. more »»

Inspiration in the comics

September 13, 2014 Well, a mere 70 years or so after Chester Gould outfitted cartoon detective Dick Tracy with a “two-way wrist radio,” the real thing may be coming soon to wrists everywhere. more »»

A misguided court effort

September 12, 2014 We are opposed to the ban on genetically modified organisms in Maui County proposed in the ballot initiative that will be decided Nov. 4. more »»

Maui watches, waits, mourns

September 11, 2014 (This editorial appeared Sept. 12, 2001, in The Maui News.) Maui County awoke to a new, more frightening world yesterday. more »»

Talking trash

September 10, 2014 The fight between Mayor Alan Arakawa and County Council Budget and Finance Chairman Mike White is getting uglier. more »»

UH-Manoa ‘affordable’

September 9, 2014 Ka Leo, the student newspaper of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, reported Monday that the school is one of the most affordable colleges in the Western United States. more »»

Anniversary of sadness

September 8, 2014 Thursday will mark 13 years since the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center and the dramatic crash of United 93. more »»

Police were very busy

September 7, 2014 Maui police spent the latter part of last month and the first part of this one engaged in a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. more »»

Courageous move by CVS

September 6, 2014 The decision by CVS, parent company of Longs Drugs, to stop selling tobacco products is a courageous one. more »»

Part of a lab experiment?

September 5, 2014 A long time ago, a college professor told his sociology class about a study that related the behavior of lab rodents to the density of their population. more »»

An interesting, expensive race

September 4, 2014 “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. more »»

Head in the clouds

September 3, 2014 There are some very smart, conscienceless people who are intent on stealing personal information. more »»

Drones are a scary prospect

September 2, 2014 The news last week that Google has successfully tested drones for delivery of commercial packages is troubling and underscores the need for our government to act quickly to regulate the use of the... more »»

Labor Day honors work

September 1, 2014 For most, the nature of labor has changed radically in the last couple of decades — even on Maui. Calluses have been exchanged for carpal tunnel syndrome. more »»

Readers choose ‘Best of Maui’

August 31, 2014 One of our favorite editions of the year is The Maui News’ “Best of Maui” publication on Labor Day weeken. more »»

Don’t take this — it’ll kill you

August 30, 2014 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 »»

July another strong month

August 29, 2014 The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that visitor spending remained robust in July for the entire state — especially for Maui. Visitors to Maui spent 8.2 percent more this year than last. more »»

Missing in action

August 28, 2014 Question: When is a 13 percent school student absentee rate considered good? Answer: When it is down from 32 percent a year earlier. more »»

No elbow, leg or knee room

August 27, 2014 A few weeks ago we wrote about efforts by airplane manufacturers to squeeze more seats onto airliners. more »»

A little bit lighter news

August 26, 2014 Sometimes in the midst of weeks on end of depressing news about wars, government bumbling, shootings and on and on, we like to find tidbits to lighten up readers’ moods. more »»



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