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July 4, 1776, a world date

July 4, 2014 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 »»

The spirit of the holiday

July 3, 2014 As the Fourth of July approaches, there are already plans for cookouts, watermelon and games for the family. Horseshoes and badminton sets will be brought out for the first time in a year. more »»

Landmark legislation

July 2, 2014 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 »»

Doing what he said he’d do

July 1, 2014 We were surprised to read that Gov. Neil Abercrombie trails his primary opponent state Sen. David Ige by a double-digit percentage in Civil Beat’s latest poll. more »»

A trillion here, a trillion there

June 30, 2014 Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the accounting firm, has a branch called the Health Research Institute. According to CNNMoney, a study by that research institute found that over half the $2. more »»

Remembering a ‘Forgotten War’

June 29, 2014 Last week marks the 64th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. more »»

Business looks to America

June 28, 2014 In the last decade or so, a lot of ink has flowed and opinions have aired decrying the outsourcing of jobs by United States companies. more »»

Everybody is wrong

June 27, 2014 To say there’s some friction between Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Maui County Council is somewhat akin to saying there’s a bit of antipathy between Barack Obama and John Boehner. more »»

Wealth is not a sin

June 26, 2014 It has been very obvious this past week that Hillary Clinton is not comfortable discussing the wealth she and her husband have accumulated since he left office in January 2001. more »»

In machines we trust

June 25, 2014 The other night we saw demonstrations on television of driverless cars. The first demonstration showed a seemingly normal sedan with passengers — but no driver. more »»

Hawaii’s champion

June 24, 2014 Some of us have been rooting for Michelle Wie for over a decade. Her victory Sunday in the U.S. Women’s Open was a win for the ages. more »»

Big Brother gets bigger?

June 23, 2014 Senators expressed concern last Wednesday that the Obama administration’s efforts to closely monitor individuals with security clearances may violate the doctrine of separation of powers. more »»

Slack key festival today

June 22, 2014 For the last decade, The Maui News has been proud to sponsor the Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Important date for civil rights

June 21, 2014 June 21 is an important date in the history of the United States civil rights movement. more »»

A tone-deaf decision

June 20, 2014 At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it seems that public boards and commissions are tone deaf when it comes to pay raises for leaders. more »»

Practical way to cut debt

June 19, 2014 The whole world is concerned about student loan debt. more »»

A final solution

June 18, 2014 A long, l-o-o-n-g time ago, a certain social science student was informed by an adviser that one year — two semesters — of a physical science was required to obtain a college degree. more »»

Cautionary tale for ballplayers

June 17, 2014 We read an interesting story on CNN’s website that detailed a very real threat for baseball players. more »»

Watergate’s 42nd anniversary

June 16, 2014 Tuesday marks an infamous date in American history. more »»

The lucky guy’s day

June 15, 2014 Fathers are the luckiest people on Earth. Thanks to the beautiful women in our lives, we get to help create little creatures who love us unconditionally. more »»



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