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First Light begins on Wednesday

December 15, 2013 There are many wonderful things about living on Maui and one of them is that we get many of the amenities of an urban area while enjoying the ambience of small-town life. more »»

Electronics for Christmas

December 14, 2013 While we sometimes make light of people who are addicted to their cellphones, social media and the like, it is true that some of the newer gadgets are pretty nifty. more »»

Working in the shadows

December 13, 2013 The Maui County Council is getting ever more comfortable with conducting the public’s business out of sight. more »»

Let’s make a deal . . .

December 12, 2013 Well, no sooner did we get an editorial out of the old computer saying that budget talks between Democrats and Republicans were stalled than — bam! — a deal was announced. more »»

Final thoughts about Mandela

December 11, 2013 Nelson Mandela’s memorial Tuesday ended a five-day stretch that was more a celebration of a life supremely lived than a period of mourning. more »»

First steps to compromise

December 10, 2013 The reason you haven’t heard very much about the budget talks that were scheduled as part of the deal to end the government shutdown two months ago is because they aren’t going anywher. more »»

Afraid of optimism

December 9, 2013 How important is optimism to the country’s economy? The obvious answer is that citizens who are worried about their economic future are not going to invest nor purchase very many consumer good. more »»

Toys for Tots event coming

December 8, 2013 Every year the Maui County Chapter of the Street Bikers United Hawaii stages a parade and a ride to garner toys and donations for Toys for Tots. On Saturday, Dec. more »»

Remembering our heroes

December 7, 2013 Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 2006, Tom Brokaw, author of “The Greatest Generation” and former NBC News anchor, led the ceremonies on Oah. more »»

Normal process should be used

December 6, 2013 Today, the Maui County Council’s agenda lists a proposed resolution to appoint former County Council Chairman Danny Mateo as county clerk, a position that pays $93,400 annually. more »»

A wonderful time of year

December 5, 2013 With less than a month to go before Christmas, the holiday season is off to a rollicking star. more »»

Help the children

December 4, 2013 Memories that are jarred by the trees and the bells and the holly are the best parts of the holiday seaso. more »»

When big is too big

December 3, 2013 is an amazing success story. Its founder, Jeff Bezos, is the father of e-tailing and has taken a great idea and executed it brilliantly. more »»

The search for leaders

December 2, 2013 There are not many times we feel sorry for the young. Yet, this week as we approach the 72nd anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy” — the attack on Pearl Harbor on De. more »»

Off to a good start

December 1, 2013 Every year we try to gauge how successful Black Friday is locally (actually, Black Friday week now) through simple observation and discussion with friends and acquaintance. more »»

Good reasons to be thankful

November 30, 2013 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 »»

Believing in miracles

November 29, 2013 Nine years ago this holiday season, an elderly woman lay dying in a hospital bed. more »»

Thanksgiving and charity

November 28, 2013 Charity — call it aloha — played a crucial role in the first American Thanksgiving celebration. more »»

The Festival of Lights

November 27, 2013 Tonight at sunset marks the beginning of Hanukkah. The first flame of the menorah will be lit and the eight-day celebration of the Festival of Lights begins. more »»

Making skies unfriendlier

November 26, 2013 Just when you thought nothing more could be done to make airline travel any more uncomfortable, the Federal Communications Commission steps up and says it thinks cellphone use on planes is an idea... more »»



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