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Friday’s press breakdown

February 16, 2014 Friday morning’s paper was delayed for hours when a gearbox that controls the speed of the press went bad. more »»

Data brokers tracing you

February 15, 2014 While it may seem we are obsessed with the violations of privacy that have accompanied the exploding use of the Internet, there are real problems that have been created. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 14, 2014 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»

Little Brother may be watching

February 13, 2014 For someone who is not a “techie,” an amazing — but a bit scary — demonstration this week made us wonder who besides Big Brother is watching. more »»

A very short work year

February 12, 2014 Well here it is, February, so talk has already begun that Congress isn’t going to be working on much of anything until after the 2014 elections, a scant 10 months away. more »»

Don’t gut ban on cellphones

February 11, 2014 Efforts to allow exceptions to the state’s ban on using cellphones or texting while driving are, for the most part, way off base. more »»

Chasing the gold standard

February 10, 2014 “Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” — Johnny Carson Insomniacs everywhere are waiting for the next incarnation of “The Tonight Show. more »»

A courageous decision by CVS

February 9, 2014 The decision by CVS/Caremark pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products was a courageous one. CVS operates under the Longs Drugs name in Hawaii. more »»

‘How do I love thee’

February 8, 2014 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw the other day had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lotharios. more »»

State of the county

February 7, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa’s State of the County speech Wednesday was an upbeat appraisal of how Maui is doing under his leadership — and where he wants to take us in the coming years. more »»

Debt ceiling comes again

February 6, 2014 Like a bad recurring dream, the need to raise the federal debt ceiling is coming agai. more »»

Strange fight at UH-Manoa

February 5, 2014 The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, the union that represents teachers at UH-Manoa, has filed a grievance trying to block the school’s attempt to ban smoking there. more »»

Comeback of a killer

February 4, 2014 Say what you want to about heroin, it is a drug that doesn’t discriminate. It addicts the poorest of the poor, the richest of the ric. more »»

Think you’ve got it tough II

February 3, 2014 A while back, we detailed the sad story of a holdup person in Thermal, Calif., who robbed 11 people in a grocery store at gunpoint and made off with $6. There is an even sadder story to relate. more »»

Strong 2014 predicted

February 2, 2014 Friday’s paper had an abundance of good news for Maui’s econom. more »»

Literary role models needed

February 1, 2014 How do juveniles in today’s complex world find a hero — or at least a role model — they can relate to? Certainly, growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, one was taught such ideals exist. more »»

Not much of a deterrent

January 31, 2014 The announcement Thursday that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty if convicted was not a surprise. U.S. more »»

Hurting on the Mainland

January 30, 2014 As the rain pours down all day (Tuesday), we have several reasons to be thankful for the drenching: * We can continue to leave the sprinklers off for our lawn as they have been for the past two week... more »»

The best that money can buy

January 29, 2014 The University of Hawaii Board of Regents is officially considering local candidates for the position of president, succeeding M.R.C. Greenwood who stepped down in August. more »»

No good news for smokers

January 28, 2014 If there was ever a government report or action that changed a nation, it could well be the first surgeon general’s report on smoking issued in 1964. more »»



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