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Reading not so fine print

April 27, 2016 It’s easy to understand how people get into serious trouble with credit cards. We have a credit card with a major retailer and this week we got a notice in the mai. more »»

Inspiring students

April 26, 2016 A Gallup Poll of 30,000 college graduates in 2014 found that “name-brand” schools don’t produce happier lives or more success than good old generic ones. more »»

Make room for the violent

April 24, 2016 As we noted in some editorials last fall, we agree with President Barack Obama and Republican leaders that there needs to be a reform of criminal sentencing guidelines. more »»

New media, old biases

April 22, 2016 As one surfs the massive waves of the Internet ocean, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The World Wide Web is not a place for objectivity. more »»

They are the bad guys

April 21, 2016 The other day while we were waiting for results from the New York Presidential Primary, CNN revealed an exit poll that purported to show that over 50 percent of Democrats voting in the Empire State... more »»

Another loss for working class

April 20, 2016 We were disappointed to read in Tuesday’s Maui News about the withdrawal of the plans for a 1,500-home development in Olowal. more »»

Simple plan for tax reform

April 19, 2016 Monday was Tax Day 2016, so today seems like a good time to talk about true reformation of the tax code. more »»

Don’t forget to register

April 17, 2016 There was some laughing last week when it was reported that two of Donald Trump’s children — Donald Jr. and Ivanka — will not be able to vote for him in Tuesday’s New York primary. more »»

A lot of work, a lot of money

April 15, 2016 If you think you feel a hand on your wallet, relax — you do. But it’s just your old Uncle Sam relieving you of some of your hard-earned scratch. Yup, Monday is Tax Day 2016. more »»

Anniversary of hero’s death

April 14, 2016 Just over 71 years ago, April 12, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt quietly died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga. more »»

A deadly anniversary

April 13, 2016 One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate troops ending the first battle of the Civil War. more »»

The recipe for success

April 12, 2016 The Associated Press reported the other day that seven out of nine potential American voters have a negative view of Republican front-runner Donald Trum. more »»

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 »»



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