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Editorial

US tax code revelations

Internal Revenue Service data obtained by ProPublica and published last week shows in black and white just how rigged toward the rich the U.S. tax code has become. The data, sent anonymously to the independent investigative outlet, shows that while their personal wealth grows by the billions, ...

Smiles back, but not everywhere

Isn’t it wonderful to see smiles again? As we shed our masks outdoors and community activities return, the aloha spirit is on full display. The warmth Maui is known for was harder to detect behind masks and visors. We all tried learning to smile with our eyes, but only so much warmth can be ...

Recognition is no game

In far western Nebraska, Signal Butte rises 120 feet above the North Platte River valley. Generations of archaeologists are familiar with the site. It is Nebraska’s richest source of information about some of the state’s earliest inhabitants. Native peoples lived there long before our ...

Whitewashing American history

“We can’t just choose to learn what we want to know and not what we should know,” President Joe Biden said on June 1 from Tulsa, Okla., on the 100th anniversary of a targeted massacre of Black residents there by their white neighbors. Dozens of people were killed in the attacks, hundreds ...

Housing on familiar track

This week’s news that the median price for single-family Maui homes topped the $1 million mark for the first time reminded us of an analogy a friend often used in the 1980s to describe island real estate. He said it was a train moving ever forward. Wage-earning homeowners could get off ...

Too ready to fight

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after allegedly getting punched out by a woman who became verbally and physically abusive while refusing to obey standard in-flight instructions. Other passengers say it started over mask-wearing. On Maui, a Lahaina man who reportedly ...