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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 »»

Missed the list again

March 5, 2014 Well, darn it, the Forbes list of the richest people in the world is out for this year and a quick glance shows that once again we’re not on it. We have a neighbor that is, though. more »»

Don’t use a cell when driving

March 4, 2014 It’s more than a little bit disturbing that scores of people think it is perfectly OK to text, send emails or just talk on a cellphone while driving. more »»

‘Softening’ is temporary

March 3, 2014 The takeaway from Friday’s story in The Maui News about the “softening” of visitor demand in January is simply that the roaring growth of the last 2¢ years is leveling off a bit. more »»

Sustaining the unsustainable

March 2, 2014 The state Legislature is now considering how to make sure the Hawaii Health Care Connector keeps running. It acts as Hawaii’s health care exchange as mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act. more »»

Tragedy on Lanai

March 1, 2014 It is not easy being a state composed of seven populated islands; it is not easy being a county of three populated islands. more »»

Tackling tax code

February 28, 2014 There are some rumblings in Washington, D.C., now about seriously tackling tax reform. more »»

Laughter lives on

February 27, 2014 “It’s easy to grin “When your ship comes in “And you’ve got the stock market beat. “But the man worthwhile, “Is the man who can smile, “When his shorts are too tight in the seat. more »»

Overstepping the bounds

February 26, 2014 “A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” — Herb Caen It is an article of faith in the news business that a lot of the public doesn’t like us. more »»

Wrong signal to the world

February 25, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is proposing to cut the size of the military to its smallest numbers in 74 years. more »»

We’ve slipped a little bit

February 24, 2014 Hmmm. We’re no longer No. 1. After pacing the nation for the last four years in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Hawaii slipped to No. 8 in 2013. more »»

Independent party forms

February 23, 2014 Organizers for the Hawaii Independent Party had enough signatures of registered voters to meet state Office of Elections requirements for certification. more »»

A old man’s suggestions II

February 22, 2014 We occasionally write here about driving on Maui, the weather and — when we are being really creative — about driving on Maui in bad weather. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 21, 2014 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Hillary Clinton is too old for what?

February 21, 2014 The esteemed political writer Charlie Cook recently produced a column titled “Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?” Despite couching his thoughts with a mention that if Clinton were to run, she would... more »»

 
 

 

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