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Don’t take this — it’ll kill you

August 30, 2014 Have you noticed that we now live in a world of legal disclaimers? During a news program on television, a commercial came on touting the success of a firm that invests in mutual funds. more »»

July another strong month

August 29, 2014 The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that visitor spending remained robust in July for the entire state — especially for Maui. Visitors to Maui spent 8.2 percent more this year than last. more »»

Missing in action

August 28, 2014 Question: When is a 13 percent school student absentee rate considered good? Answer: When it is down from 32 percent a year earlier. more »»

No elbow, leg or knee room

August 27, 2014 A few weeks ago we wrote about efforts by airplane manufacturers to squeeze more seats onto airliners. more »»

A little bit lighter news

August 26, 2014 Sometimes in the midst of weeks on end of depressing news about wars, government bumbling, shootings and on and on, we like to find tidbits to lighten up readers’ moods. more »»

Tales of great electioneering II

August 25, 2014 Saturday we wrote about some of the strange, funny elections of our youth in 1950s New Mexico. Back then, New Mexico was a one-party state. more »»

Neil Armstrong — the Right Stuff

August 24, 2014 Monday marks the second anniversary of the death of Neil Armstrong. As regular readers know, we are big fans of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. more »»

Tales of great electioneering

August 23, 2014 A long, l-o-o-n-g time ago when we were very young, we remember politics and the excitement of elections in our then-home state, New Mexico. more »»

Suicide demands vigorous approach

August 22, 2014 Sad news just keeps coming about everybody’s favorite show biz guy, Robin William. more »»

Keep companies with tax reform

August 21, 2014 Walgreens has decided it will not relocate its corporate headquarters from the United States to Switzerland by acquiring a Swiss drugstore chain. more »»

Police cam a valuable tool

August 20, 2014 An editorial from the Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune As the digital age renders traditional definitions of privacy obsolete, it’s understandable that people feel uneas. more »»

A world at war?

August 19, 2014 There may not be a world war going on, but a cursory familiarity with newspapers and news broadcasts could lead one to believe we live in a world at war. more »»

The evolution of an old man

August 18, 2014 One of the seldom mentioned benefits of getting old is that at some point you realize that all the indiscretions and vices of your youth have already come home to roost and there is not much else yo... more »»

Charity is the winner again

August 17, 2014 The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk is the most impressive fundraiser for charity that we have ever been around. And it keeps getting bigger every year. more »»

Watch out for skimmers

August 16, 2014 Credit cards and debit cards are very easy to use and many of us have replaced most of our cash transactions with them. more »»

Admission Day today

August 15, 2014 State and county governments are closed today in observance of Admission Day — the day 55 years ago that Hawaii became the 50th state in the United State. more »»

Dream for west side

August 14, 2014 Progress is usually the result of a dream. In the case of modernizing and easing the connection between West Maui and Central, the dreams have come in different flavors and sizes. more »»

Will trends continue?

August 13, 2014 While we bemoan the low voter turnout, there were some heartening aspects about Saturday’s primary election. more »»

Apathy is troubling

August 12, 2014 It’s impossible to understand why so many voters are apathetic. On Maui and throughout Hawaii this election cycle, there were compelling stories in Saturday’s primary election. more »»

Diplomacy at home and abroad

August 11, 2014 To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. more »»



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