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More good news on the economy

March 27, 2015 Maui County and Maui island continue to receive good news on the economy. Unemployment fell in the county from 5 percent last February to 4.4 percent this year. Maui Island’s unemployment rate was 4. more »»

 
 
 
Kuhio was ‘Citizen Prince’

March 26, 2015 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 »»

Time has come for dispensaries

March 25, 2015 The state Senate Health Committee is studying a proposal that would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries. more »»

Why we should care about euro

March 24, 2015 The currency of Europe, the euro, is having a tough year. According to a story in The Wall Street Journal Monday, the euro has fallen dramatically in value. more »»

‘Get thee to the polls’

March 22, 2015 In a speech last Wednesday in Cleveland, President Barack Obama floated the idea that voting should be made mandatory in the United States. more »»

Pulling Ching right move

March 20, 2015 Gov. more »»

The troubling appeal of ISIS

March 19, 2015 It is hard to understand the appeal of ISIS (or IS or ISEL, or whatever acronym is being used this day of the week). more »»

A July 4th tradition

March 18, 2015 It was disheartening to see that Makawao’s annual Fourth of July parade is being jeopardized in a dispute over whether the event can set up in the public parking lot for the Maui Veterans and Makawa... more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2015 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2015 and, for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

She needs a challenger

March 15, 2015 The biggest problem with Hillary Clinton’s stumble over her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state is that Democrats have already all but ceded her their presidential... more »»

Wrong again

March 13, 2015 Hawaii used to have a very good Shield Law (Act 210) that protected journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. more »»

Lessons from fireside chats

March 12, 2015 Eighty-two years ago today — March 12, 1933 — newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the first of his famous “fireside chats” to the American public. more »»

An American success story

March 11, 2015 Apple is certainly among the most amazing corporate stories in U.S. history. The company was an innovator from the start. more »»

Amazing reign for Francis I

March 10, 2015 Two years ago this week, the Catholic Church appeared to be in disarray. For the first time in 600 years, a pope had resigned. more »»

Pass House Bill 1075

March 8, 2015 On Tuesday, the full state House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 1075 — a bill that would allow Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

An opportunity comes along

March 6, 2015 “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison It has long been a tenet of our society that hard work is the key to success. more »»

Still phishing for information

March 5, 2015 The email was right there in the regular in-box on the computer. The program had not flagged it as spam. It was innocuous looking. more »»

A heroic anniversary

March 4, 2015 Eighty-two years ago – March 4, 1933 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as America’s 32nd president. The Great Depression was devastating the country. Millions were out of work. more »»

March is Red Cross month

March 3, 2015 Whenever one reads a newspaper or watches a news story about devastating events, the only constant seems to be the response by the American Red Cross and its volunteers. more »»

Visitors arrive, spur economy

March 1, 2015 Maui’s visitor industry remains a marvel and the backbone of our economy. According to reports from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, our island kicked off 2015 showing a 6. more »»

A dangerous political game

February 27, 2015 Whether one agrees or disagrees with President Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration, the Republican threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security in retaliation is lunacy. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Book Review 341: American Cornball

March 26, 2015 AMERICAN CORNBALL: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny, by Christopher Miller. 530 pages, illustrated. more »

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