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A real hero to root for

April 10, 2016 Maui has new hero to cheer for in the form of Emmanuel Lutheran 8th-grader Ameera Waterford. more »»

Isolation of modern toys

April 8, 2016 One fairly recent development that troubles us is the isolation (and insulation) that some modern devices are bringing to our populace. more »»

Common sense policy adopted

April 7, 2016 In a year that has seen colleges across the United States struggle to deal with what constitutes a sexual assault, the University of Hawaii announced a new policy Tuesday that will safeguard students. more »»

The best game ever?

April 6, 2016 Monday night’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Basketball Game illustrated what amateur sports are supposed to be all about: * Intense competition. more »»

Forgetful? Join the club

April 5, 2016 Well, here’s a depressing thought: According to an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Why We Keep Losing Our Keys; Absentminded at Any Age,” the brain’s cognitive functioning peaks at age 20... more »»

The choices have narrowed

April 3, 2016 It may not seem like we are making progress toward the selection of a new president, but the fact is the choices have been significantly narrowed. more »»

A heinous crime in N.C.

April 1, 2016 We occasionally like to report strange, light-hearted stories to take readers’ minds off of depressing things like county budgets and Donald Trump. more »»

Another word on governance

March 31, 2016 The Special Committee on County Governance is meeting again today, continuing its effort whether to recommend a switch from the current strong mayor/council to a professional manager/council form of... more »»

Fighting over school money

March 30, 2016 West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey hit the nail right on the head when he responded to an Oahu legislator’s attempt to redirect funds for the South Maui high school to a school in his distric. more »»

Bring your own padding

March 29, 2016 For the most part, long trips are a thing of our past. We are quite content to spend our allotted time here on Maui. more »»

Resurrection and hope

March 27, 2016 Mark chronicled the event being celebrated by Christians today: “And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. more »»

Kuhio was Citizen Prince

March 25, 2016 Today’s holiday honors a man who went from being the adopted son of a king to a counterrevolutionary to Hawaii’s voice in the U.S. Congress. more »»

Missing an old friend

March 24, 2016 We were reminded again this week that there is no longer a print version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. To be sure, the knowledge is still available digitally (Britannica. more »»

The menace in our midst

March 23, 2016 Tuesday we awoke to yet another terrorist attack. Three explosions rocked Brussels — two at the international airport outside the Belgian capital and one at a downtown rail station. more »»

Give Garland a hearing

March 22, 2016 Republican senators are making a mistake by not scheduling hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Garland is currently the chief judge on the U. . more »»

Yearning for tax freedom

March 20, 2016 Every year about this time we go out to the Tax Foundation’s website to find out when Tax Freedom Day is projected for the current year. Tax Freedom Day is the day when U.. more »»

High cost of higher ed II

March 18, 2016 We write here occasionally about the debt burden most college students have upon graduatio. more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2016 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2016, and for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

Our view of governance

March 16, 2016 As the Special Committee on County Governance receives public input on the pros and cons of changing the form of Maui government from strong mayor–council to professional manager–council, we’d... more »»

A distraction from the need

March 15, 2016 A bill in the Legislature that seeks to name the new high school in Kihei after the late Patsy Mink has sparked a backlash from community members who want citizens to have inpu. more »»



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