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Editorial

Brazil’s election fears

Four years ago, many Brazilians regarded the prospect of a victory for the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro first with incredulity and then — rightly — with horror. As the Oct. 2 election approaches, the fear that he will remain in power is greater still. He has proved a ...

One of the good guys

The announcement that Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki plans to retire at the end of this year’s Major League Baseball season has us casting back to Game Two of the 2019 World Series. The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh inning and locked in a pitchers’ duel when Wailuku-born Suzuki ...

Is pandemic really over?

President Biden finally dared to say it on Sunday, declaring in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the “pandemic is over.” Various public-health eminences are saying he’s wrong, but his comments recognize the reality of the disease at this stage and the public mood. The trouble ...

Future of the fair

If not for three-straight cancellations due to the pandemic, this island would likely be in the midst of preparations for the landmark 100th Maui Fair. Tents and food booths would be up by now at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. E.K. Fernandez workers would be setting up rides and games in ...

Marriage Act common sense

The American public overwhelmingly supports marriage equality. More than 70 percent believe same-sex marriage should be legal, according to Gallup, and a bipartisan bill codifying these protections easily passed the House, with support from 47 Republicans. So it’s disappointing the Respect ...

Clean water a luxury for some

Millions of people in this world struggle to access adequate food, shelter and potable water. These are necessities that many of us living in the developed world are fortunate enough to take for granted — until systems fail and they are suddenly unavailable, as millions of Texans experienced ...