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Stay away from legal gambling

January 7, 2014 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 »»

How much is a teacher worth?

January 6, 2014 Repeatedly in this space we have made the point that public school teachers in Hawaii are underpaid. more »»

Our problems are better

January 5, 2014 As this is written, the Midwest and Northeast on the Mainland have just been through a major blizzard and now are looking at the prospect of record low temperature. more »»

Simple joys in a modern life

January 4, 2014 There are modern conveniences that definitely make life better. Some of them are little things. more »»

Resolutions for new year

January 3, 2014 The other day we facetiously posted some “resolutions” for the new year. We’d like to add a few serious ones to that list today. 1. more »»

Tourists aren’t just visitors

January 2, 2014 The first tenet of successfully marketing a good product is to know your customer. more »»

New Year’s Day 2014

January 1, 2014 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, 2013 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 »»

A resolute New Year

December 30, 2013 Well, as we mentioned last year, sometimes you have to search relentlessly to find New Year’s resolutions you can keep — as well as ones from last year that you actually kept. more »»

Lessons to be learned

December 29, 2013 “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 »»

Slow down and live

December 28, 2013 We regularly write here about fast drivers on this island in the Pacifi. more »»

Is Congress worst ever?

December 27, 2013 What do both members of the Republican and Democratic parties agree about? According to a poll released by CNN this week, it is that the current U.S. Congress is the worst one ever. A story on CNN. more »»

Building a child’s mind

December 26, 2013 At the risk of sounding like an old fogey (which we are), we’d offer a suggestion for today’s parents: Put away every electronic game you bought for junior or your junior miss and play the old... more »»

Good news, then and now

December 25, 2013 “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, 2013 When Dec. 23 rolls around and you haven’t even begun your shopping, you are officially an 11th hour Santa. Or, possibly, someone who doesn’t value his marriage. more »»

Hanabusa is impressive

December 22, 2013 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s challenge to wrest Hawaii’s U.S. Senate seat from Brian Schatz is an uphill battle but the congresswoman is confident her grassroots campaign will succee. more »»

Goodbye to an old friend

December 21, 2013 “Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over “But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning . . . more »»

Giving a special joy

December 20, 2013 The joy of Christmas is in giving. Selecting just the right gift for a loved one and seeing it bring cheer is a special delight this time of year. more »»

Birth of a princess noted

December 19, 2013 Dec. 19, 1831, a daughter was born to Ke Ali‘i Abner Paki and Laura Konia in Honolulu. more »»

Sunshine is important

December 18, 2013 In our democratic republic, we elect representatives to enact laws and administer governmental function. more »»



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