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Kuhio was the Citizen Prince

March 25, 2014 Wednesday’s holiday honors a man who went from being the adopted son of a king to a counterrevolutionary to Hawaii’s voice in the U.S. Congress. more »»

Real progress in our schools

March 24, 2014 An Associated Press story last week quoted Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education, praising Hawaii for “huge progress” in implementing reforms. more »»

An expensive private visit

March 23, 2014 It was a little surprising to us that Maui County got stuck with a huge overtime bill for its Police Department because Michelle Obama decided to visit her friend Oprah Winfre. more »»

Lighter side of the news

March 22, 2014 Sometimes we like to take a lighter tone on Saturdays and update readers on items they may not have seen in this paper — or in or on any other news outlet Take for example this tidbit from The... more »»

Presumptuous and insulting

March 21, 2014 The suggestion that voters should select Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa because he is younger and, therefore, will serve longer in the U.S. Senate is an insult. more »»

Another sad chapter ends

March 20, 2014 Go! Airlines announced Tuesday that it will cease operations in the Hawaiian Islands. The company, a subsidiary of Arizona-based Mesa Air Group, began operations here in 2006. more »»

Warning from a Grand Master

March 19, 2014 Most people who know about Garry Kasparov think of him as the youngest world chess champion ever when he assumed the crown in 1986 at age 22. more »»

Inviting disaster

March 18, 2014 A few weeks ago an editorial here decried the planned cuts in both the Defense Department’s budget and the number of active duty military personnel in the Arm. more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2014 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2014 and, for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

Hawaiian Air grows again

March 16, 2014 Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to place big bets on Hawaii in general and Maui in particular. Two of our three populated islands in Maui County are getting brand-new air service. more »»

A really bad choice

March 15, 2014 The other night while watching the evening news we saw a very bizarre crime captured live by a television station helicopter. more »»

Changing the SAT

March 14, 2014 The College Board announced last week that it is changing the Scholastic Aptitude Test to make it more “accessible” for students. more »»

New fees for exchange

March 13, 2014 When a gun is pointed at your head, it is only natural to want to get the barrel aimed in some other direction. more »»

Lessons from fireside chats

March 12, 2014 Eighty-one years ago today — March 12, 1933 — newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the first of his famous “fireside chats” to the American public. more »»

Two bills to watch

March 11, 2014 Two bills that have “crossed over” to the nonoriginating body of the state Legislature — and are thus alive in this legislative session — are of utmost importance to residents of Maui County. more »»

Amazing year for Francis I

March 10, 2014 A year ago this week, the Catholic Church appeared to be in disarray. For the first time in 600 years, a pope had resigned. more »»

Sen. Ige’s campaign

March 9, 2014 We had the opportunity last week to talk with state Sen. David Ige. Ige is waging a battle against Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for that party’s nomination for governor. more »»

Spotting the good guys

March 8, 2014 Planning has begun for the 2014 congressional, council, mayoral, gubernatorial and state legislative races. more »»

2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits . . . a dollar?

March 7, 2014 Let’s say that you were a computer programmer who wrote some code and convinced a bunch of people that your software could serve as a currency unaligned with any government. more »»

When no growth is good growth

March 6, 2014 It’s apparently not easy to make a company grow when its product kills its customers. That is the dilemma facing big tobacco companies. more »»



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