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Pipe dreams about power

January 21, 2016 In light of recent suggestions about how Maui’s electrical grid should be run, we’d offer two suggestions: 1. more »»

Disintegration of the process

January 20, 2016 Well, you sit there watching the rerun of the debate and you wonder why you are watchin. more »»

Targeting school needs

January 19, 2016 With this year’s state Legislature beginning Wednesday, we’d reiterate what we have said for several years: Hawaii should join one of the existing multistate lotteries (like Powerball or Mega... more »»

Monday is a historic day

January 17, 2016 Monday is the national holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Helping workers

January 15, 2016 We applaud Mayor Alan Arakawa’s move to form a task force to help workers who will be without jobs when Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. ceases operations at the end of the current harvest seaso. more »»

Passing of a torch

January 14, 2016 While there is certainly any number of veteran golfers on the PGA Tour who can still win, it became very apparent at this year’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions that the torch is being passed to a... more »»

Dysfunctional looks like this

January 13, 2016 If we didn’t know better, Monday’s long-awaited groundbreaking for Kihei high school would be cause for celebration. more »»

Too many distractions

January 12, 2016 As we often write here, the revolution in electronics and mobile devices is undoubtedly a boon for our economy as well as our lifestyles. more »»

Stay away from legal gambling

January 10, 2016 Before the Legislature begins its session this year, we’d like to throw in our annual appeal to not put the state on the road to legal gambling. more »»

A sad day for Maui

January 8, 2016 There will be a significant ripple effect throughout Maui’s economy with the shutdown of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s cane operation on this island. more »»

Hyundai TOC opens today

January 7, 2016 The 2016 version of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions begins today at Kapalua’s spectacular Plantation Course. more »»

New law is a good step

January 6, 2016 On Jan. 1, Hawaii became the only state in the U.S. to require smokers to be at least 21 years old. Not just tobacco smokers, either — also those who use e-cigarettes to “vape. more »»

How much is a teacher worth?

January 5, 2016 Repeatedly in this space, we have made the point that public school teachers in Hawaii are underpaid. more »»

Lessons to be learned

January 3, 2016 “Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble When you’re perfect in every way. I can’t wait to look in the mirror ‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day. more »»

New Year’s Day 2016

January 1, 2016 January 1st may be the most optimistic day of the year. As each new year begins, there is hope that comes from a deep-down feeling that the world has been given a clean slate. more »»

Let’s be safe tonight

December 31, 2015 Maui winds up another calendar year tonight and this is the night that is universally regarded as an occasion for parties that may or may not include setting off firecrackers or fireworks. more »»

Anger isn’t the answer

December 30, 2015 With a new year coming the day after tomorrow, it is well worth considering what 2015 brought us. The overwhelming emotion that was expressed in this year was anger. more »»

Building a child’s mind

December 29, 2015 At the risk of sounding like an old fogey (which we are), we’d offer a suggestion for today’s parents: Put away the electronic games you bought for junior or your junior miss for a while and play th... more »»

Challenges in 2016

December 27, 2015 As Christmas 2015 fades in the rearview mirror, it is appropriate to begin looking at the challenges Maui and Hawaii face in 201. more »»

Good news, then and now

December 25, 2015 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. . . . And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city. . . . more »»



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