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An ‘act of war’ against the West

November 17, 2015 Friday’s terrorist raids in Paris should have reinforced one central fact about the jihadists from the Middle East: No matter how much effort is put into containing them to South Central Asia and... more »»

Candidates will be pragmatists

November 15, 2015 Well before the first primary ballots have been cast in the 2016 presidential election, we’d hazard a guess that the matchup is going to be Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio. more »»

Friday the 13th

November 13, 2015 Well, it’s Friday the 13th and as we peek out at the world from under our desk, a few observations about this dreaded date: 1. more »»

Goodbye, Mr. Trump

November 12, 2015 The most embarrassing moment of the 2016 Republican debate season occurred Tuesday night after Donald Trump’s response to a question about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreemen. more »»

Holiday honors U.S. veterans

November 11, 2015 Today is Veterans Day. more »»

Mail-in ballot’s time has come

November 10, 2015 In the past, we have favored Hawaii finding a secure way of allowing voting via the Internet. more »»

Just what Jeb needed

November 8, 2015 Being heir to a famous political dynasty is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Jeb Bush. more »»

Seeing the root of the problem

November 6, 2015 The one glaring omission in the plan proposed by Mayor Alan Arakawa for dealing with Maui County’s homeless is the same thing missing on Oahu and nationwide: Nowhere is there a mention of plans to... more »»

Best friend is a device

November 5, 2015 Two attractive teenagers were strolling in front of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Shopping Center Sunday. more »»

‘Shall?’ Well, maybe not

November 4, 2015 The Maui Liquor Commission’s decision last month to waive its selection process for a new director of the Department of Liquor Control is the latest example of a Maui County agency thumbing its nose... more »»

A big task for Ryan

November 3, 2015 The election of Rep. Paul Ryan as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday was a foregone conclusion after conservative factions in the Republican Party pledged to support his candidac. more »»

Time is of the essence

November 1, 2015 As we wrote here several months ago, we believe it is time to see if Maui County should adopt a council-manager form of government in place of the current strong mayor form. more »»

Spooky times in Maui County

October 30, 2015 Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. more »»

Bad example for all of us

October 29, 2015 For many years, we wrote editorials urging the construction of a train system that would take visitors from the airport to resort areas in West and South Maui. more »»

Investigate this fiasco

October 28, 2015 As 40,000 enrollees in the Hawaii Health Connector prepare to transition to the federal system this week, there should be an explanation how hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on... more »»

Too much bacon?

October 27, 2015 Well, not three weeks after the oldest living woman credited eating bacon daily for her longevity, the World Health Organization says the pork treat causes cancer. more »»

Body cams a good idea

October 25, 2015 The decision to continue testing body cameras on Maui police officers is a good proactive move by the department. more »»

The missing candidate

October 23, 2015 There was sadness in the air Wednesday when Vice President Joseph Biden announced that he would not run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2016. more »»

Hottest days of Cold War

October 22, 2015 Fifty-three years ago today, Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. more »»

Olaf passing by this week

October 21, 2015 Hurricane Olaf is projected to pass northeast of the Hawaiian Islands this week. This has been the busiest hurricane season in decades, blamed at least partly on a strong El Nin. more »»



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