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Cynical abuse of athletes

October 25, 2014 The scandal unfolding at the University of North Carolina this week reflects what we have maintained for quite some time — the chase for money has corrupted the intention of state university... more »»

Death of a giant

October 24, 2014 Throughout life many of us search for heroic figures to admire and emulate. When one is a child, it may be someone like Superman or The Lone Ranger. more »»

Watching over your shoulder

October 23, 2014 Did you ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? Ever get the feeling someone is following you? Well, someone is. As Jack Paar once put it, “Even paranoid people can have enemies. more »»

Hottest days of the Cold War

October 22, 2014 Fifty-two years ago today, Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. more »»

Our picks for 2014

October 21, 2014 As time ticks down to Election Day 2014, we’d remind readers of officials and referenda we’ve endorsed and why those endorsements were received. more »»

Beware of the metrics

October 20, 2014 Once again this week we read an article about advertising that confused us. To preface our remarks on the subject, we’d remind readers that we have been in the newspaper business for some 44 years. more »»

Vote ‘No’ on GMO ban

October 19, 2014 A couple of questions that quickly come to mind when we listen to people talk about the dangers of genetically modified organisms: If GMOs are as potentially harmful as proponents of the Maui County... more »»

The story of marriage

October 18, 2014 “I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as it does to get divorced. Make it look like marriage is worth as much as divorce, even if it ain’t. more »»

Get ready for Ana

October 17, 2014 Saturday morning (around 1 to 3 a.m.), Tropical Storm Ana (maybe Hurricane Ana) is projected to pass south of Mau. more »»

Late to the fight

October 16, 2014 Ebola has been around in one form or another since 1976. According to Stanford University, the first strains were identified in Sudan and Zaire. more »»

Time to help our hospital

October 15, 2014 It can be fairly argued that the most important issue facing Maui County in the next couple of years is finding a way to help Maui Memorial Medical Center find its footing financiall. more »»

Relating to judges

October 14, 2014 There are a couple of statewide ballot questions this year related to judges that have not received much publicity but involve important subjects. more »»

Sort of a holiday

October 13, 2014 Today is one of those sort-of holidays. Title 5 of the United States Code set aside the second Monday of October as Columbus Day. more »»

Troublemakers in cyberspace

October 12, 2014 We are always amazed when smart people turn to criminal — or even just malicious — endeavors. Probably there is no better example of wasted brains than computer viruse. more »»

Domestic abuse needs reporting

October 11, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The much-publicized instances involving celebrities and star athletes this year may make the issue seem distant, but it is a daily problem here too. more »»

Lofty schools, lofty positions

October 10, 2014 “Voters inclined to loathe and fear elite Ivy League schools rarely make fine distinctions between Yale and Harvard. more »»

Breast cancer awareness

October 9, 2014 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

Vote ‘Yes’ for preschool

October 8, 2014 There is a state ballot question this election year that would amend Hawaii’s constitution to allow it to contract with licensed, private, nonprofit preschools to expand access to that valuable... more »»

Getting guests ‘ocean-ready’

October 7, 2014 Years ago, when our friend Ron Youngblood was writing the editorials here at The Maui News, he suggested that airlines flying to Maui show a video about ocean safety. more »»

Supreme Court back in session

October 6, 2014 Today is the first Monday in October. By statute, this is the day the Supreme Court of the United States begins its new term after a three-month recess. more »»

Hannemann endorsed

October 5, 2014 Conversations with Mufi Hannemann are always interesting and informative. On Thursday we had a conversation about his uphill campaign for governor of Hawaii on the Independent Party ticket. more »»


Upcountry Farmers Market October 25, 2014

produce from several dozen vendors, 7-11 a.m., Saturdays behind football field, Kulamalu Town Center, Pukalani. Accepting SNAP/EBT benefits, 7-10 a.m. For information, email; see more »


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Seeing the light

October 20, 2014 On my birthday a couple weeks ago, I had dinner with a friend whose birthday is one day later, and she quizzed me about why I am not a Catholic any more. more »

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