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Trade talks under way

July 29, 2015 Maui is at the center of the trade universe this week as leaders from 12 countries try to negotiate a new agreement here called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. more »»

Watch out for skimmers II

July 28, 2015 Credit cards and debit cards are very easy to use and many of us have replaced most of our cash transactions with them. more »»

Shoot the messenger

July 26, 2015 Boy, meteorologist Guy Hagi better watch out. If Hawaii residents take after folks in Newfoundland, he could be arrested for this spate of hot weather we’ve been having. more »»

A dangerous rush to connect

July 24, 2015 We are a bit sensitive to stories about computers and hackers this week because the servers that host our website — — and our email have been under attack since last weekend. more »»

Letters are reader opinions

July 23, 2015 At the time this nation was founded it was common for the colonial government to jail printers who dared to publish ideas that opposed official policy. It was called sedition. more »»

Playing the Trump card II

July 22, 2015 A certain business mogul was considering a run for the presidency in 2012. more »»

A momentous day in history

July 21, 2015 “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. more »»

Laser strikes not a game

July 19, 2015 Last Wednesday night, 11 airliners and one military plane were hit by “laser shots” as they flew toward New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York. more »»

In critical condition

July 17, 2015 One of the stated goals of modern educational reform is to “improve critical thinking skills.” We have heard phrases like this so often that it almost seems like a mantra. more »»

The need for reform

July 16, 2015 It has been a bad couple of weeks for champions of kinder, gentler immigration reform. more »»

Under attack

July 15, 2015 The Internet is a lot like the Old West. Hack attacks have replaced gunfights, but the results sometimes seem as devastating. more »»

Nothing new in the sky

July 14, 2015 A couple of years ago, we wrote a piece here lamenting the lack of any plans by major manufacturers to build faster commercial airliners. more »»

A generous community

July 12, 2015 It didn’t surprise us when a Hawaii Community Foundation survey revealed that Maui County leads the state in charitable giving. The 2014 telephone survey found that 96. more »»

Discomfort on the way

July 10, 2015 In yet another push for passenger discomfort, Boeing has announced that it will produce a version of its 737-MAX 8 that will seat up to 200 passengers. more »»

Modern face of quackery

July 9, 2015 A story in The Maui News a couple of years ago described a crackdown by the Food and Drug Administration on unapproved treatments for diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that is widespread in Hawaii. more »»

The newspaper as a whole

July 8, 2015 One of the reader-friendly features of many current newspaper websites (including is the ability to see every page of that day’s print edition. more »»

Violence is the norm

July 7, 2015 This past Friday through Saturday was a holiday weekend — a time for celebrations, picnics and family get-togethers. In Chicago, they celebrated by killing 10 people. more »»

Patriotism and principles

July 5, 2015 There’s no better time to consider patriotism than around July 4, the date commemorating the creation of the United States of America and, more importantly, the principles that spawned that birth. more »»

July 4, 1776, a world date

July 3, 2015 On July 4, 1776, the ruler of the British Empire, King George III, sat down with his diary and wrote, “Nothing of importance happened today. more »»

Landmark legislation

July 2, 2015 With the celebration of the Declaration of Independence only two days away, it is well worth noting that today is the 50th anniversary of another famous date in American history. more »»



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