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Editorial

Fear of critical race theory

Republican legislators in about two dozen states have introduced or won passage of bills to censor the education of children on race. Exactly what are they afraid of? A lot of it stems from President Donald Trump’s “liberal indoctrination of America’s youth” demagoguing last year, ...

TAT fears come true

Maui legislators have warned for years that the Oahu-centric state government was intent on taking away our county’s share of the transient accommodations tax. Tuesday it happened. By overriding Gov. David Ige’s veto of House Bill 862, state lawmakers eliminated the $103 million of TAT ...

The truth is still out there

When it comes to UFOs, we don’t know the answer. The truth is still out there. And it may be out there for a while. A new federal government report on UFOs couldn’t explain 143 of 144 military aviation encounters, which the government, never one to pass up the opportunity to create a ...

Feeling climate change effects

The record-breaking heat wave baking the West Coast is another painful sign that climate change is here, and we have to adapt. The Pacific Northwest has been sizzling, with conditions forecasters have described as unprecedented and life-threatening. Portland, Ore., hit 113 degrees last week, ...

Stay safe on the holiday

Last year we were told that if we must celebrate the Fourth of July we should limit contacts to within our close familial pods. Though restrictions have loosened this year, most events across the island are either sold out or once again on hold due to COVID-19. Hunkering down with close ...

Questions on condo collapse

South Florida’s long and sordid history of shoddy building practices is hard to ignore in the wake of the Surfside building collapse. We don’t know yet what caused the horrific failure on June 24 at the Champlain Towers South Condo. We are not suggesting that any corners were cut during ...