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An extremely weak sentence

December 9, 2014 We’re not sure we understand how our justice system determines the severity of crimes and the ensuing sentences. For example, a man who threatened to behead Rep. more »»

Giving a special joy

December 8, 2014 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 »»

Remember our heroes

December 7, 2014 Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The other night we watched as four survivors of the sinking of the USS Arizona returned to the scene of that tragedy. more »»

Bad choice for a career

December 6, 2014 There are some really bad jobs in the world. Low pay, lousy hours, shouting bosses. But we read this week about a guy who must have the worst job in the world. He gets eaten alive by snakes. more »»

Hawaii is better run

December 5, 2014 Hawaii is moving up in the ranks of the best-run states in America, according to analysts at 24/7 Wall Street ( Each year the site ranks the management of U.S. states from 1 to 50. more »»

Price is up, space is down

December 4, 2014 Don’t think that just because fuel prices are plummeting that interisland airfares are going to drop. They are not. more »»

Quiet and competent

December 3, 2014 Some of our leaders in public life simply drip political ambition. When one encounters such a person it seems that his/her ego fills the whole room. more »»

Jump-start to the season

December 2, 2014 It is too early to know how well local merchants did on Black Friday this year, but certainly driving around stores in Central Maui showed packed parking lot. more »»

The search for leaders

December 1, 2014 There are not many times we feel sorry for the young. Yet, this week as we approach the 73nd anniversary of the “date that will live in infamy” — the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. more »»

Help the children

November 30, 2014 Memories that are jarred by the trees and the bells and the holly are the best parts of the holiday seaso. more »»

Believing in miracles

November 29, 2014 Ten years ago this holiday season, an elderly woman lay dying in a hospital be. more »»

Good reasons to be thankful

November 28, 2014 Although this editorial is written a few days before Thanksgiving and, therefore, without the benefit of a stomach full of turkey and stuffing, one aspect of the holiday seems destined to have... more »»

Thanksgiving and charity

November 27, 2014 Charity — call it aloha — played a crucial role in the first American Thanksgiving celebration. more »»

‘Tis the season

November 26, 2014 This week marks the kickoff of the 2014 holiday season. Many of us will be dusting off the Christmas decorations, getting them ready or perhaps even putting a few up this week. more »»

The Red Cross needs your help

November 25, 2014 The lava flow from Kilauea volcano near Pahoa on the Big Island has been declared a disaster by President Barack Obam. more »»

Interacting with Junior

November 24, 2014 One of the problems with having 12,463 channels, or thereabouts, on cable television is that there must be a program showing on all those stations. more »»

Welcome to basketball fans

November 23, 2014 Thanksgiving week is always an exciting time on Maui — and not just because we’re getting ready to give thanks for all our blessings and fill the ol’ tank with turkey and stuffing. more »»

Remembering John Kennedy

November 22, 2014 Fifty-one years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. more »»

Video stream flooding TV

November 21, 2014 The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that Nielsen, the television rating company, is going to begin measuring viewership of streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. more »»

A great day to quit

November 20, 2014 The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November as The Great American Smokeout — a day to quit smoking or make plans to do s. more »»



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