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The last of the mega-mergers

January 14, 2014 With the government’s final consent a couple of weeks ago, the merger of American Airlines and US Airways created the world’s largest airline. more »»

Flu season gathers strength

January 13, 2014 We may be an island, but we are not immune to ailments from the Mainland. Because of jet travel, diseases are just a few hours away from our tropical paradise. more »»

Politics at its dirtiest

January 12, 2014 The scandal over closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge shows politics at its dirtiest. New Jersey Gov. more »»

Bag ban’s anniversary

January 11, 2014 Today Maui marks the third anniversary of the implementation of the county’s ban on plastic bags. The ban took effect on Jan. 11, 201. more »»

Too many distractions

January 10, 2014 As we often write here, the revolution in electronics and mobile devices is undoubtedly a boon for our economy as well as our lifestyles. more »»

Biting the hand that feeds you

January 9, 2014 It is really unusual for former government officials to write memoirs when the person who hired them for the job is still in office. more »»

A win by the good guys

January 8, 2014 Don’t you just love it when the good guys win? Zach Johnson’s win at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions was a perfect example of how life should be. more »»

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 »»



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