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Birthday of a king

January 8, 2015 The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would have been 80 years old today. Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, to Vernon and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Miss. more »»

Stay away from legal gambling

January 7, 2015 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 »»

Rockin’ the boat

January 6, 2015 In the play “Guys and Dolls,” gambler Nicely-Nicely Johnson sings the story of a dream he had where he was on a boat to heaven. “And by some chance I had brought my dice along . . . more »»

‘Hamlet on the Hudson’

January 4, 2015 The death of Mario Cuomo on Thursday was a quiet end to the life of a man who will leave a generation of Democrats wondering what might have bee. more »»

How much is a teacher worth?

January 3, 2015 Repeatedly in this space, we have made the point that public school teachers in Hawaii are underpaid. more »»

Lessons to be learned

January 2, 2015 “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 2015

January 1, 2015 Jan. 1 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, 2014 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 »»

Slow down and live

December 30, 2014 We regularly write here about fast drivers on this island in the Pacifi. more »»

Vulnerability on the Internet

December 29, 2014 One thing the past couple of weeks has shown is that the United States — indeed the whole world — is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. more »»

HHSC still in limbo

December 28, 2014 Gov. David Ige’s proposed state budget for the next fiscal year includes $86 million for support of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. — well less than half of the $203 million requeste. more »»

A resolute New Year

December 27, 2014 Every year we write something here about New Year’s resolutions, hoping to inspire others into being better, happier, healthier peopl. more »»

Building a child’s mind

December 26, 2014 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 »»

Good news, then and now

December 25, 2014 “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 »»

The eleventh hour Santa

December 23, 2014 When Dec. 23 rolls around and you haven’t even begun your shopping, you are officially an eleventh hour Santa. Or, possibly, someone who doesn’t value his marriag. more »»

Electronics for Christmas

December 22, 2014 While we sometimes make light of people who are addicted to their cellphones, social media and the like, it is true that some of the newer gadgets are pretty nifty. more »»

Bad timing on Cuba

December 21, 2014 The announcement last week by the Obama administration that it will establish full diplomatic ties with Cuba displayed an incredibly bad sense of timing. more »»

Remembering an old friend

December 20, 2014 “Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over “But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning . . . more »»

Birth of a princess noted

December 19, 2014 Dec. 19, 1831, a daughter was born to Ke Ali‘i Abner Paki and Laura Konia in Honolulu. more »»

Nice guys can finish first

December 18, 2014 Newly crowned Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is a great example of what a football hero should be. more »»



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