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Remembering Aloha Airlines

April 1, 2015 March 31, 2015 — Tuesday — was the seventh anniversary of the shutdown of Aloha Airlines. more »»

Imagining the worst

March 31, 2015 A long time ago (in the late 1970s), we were asked to serve on an ad hoc committee to study a money-losing maternity department at a small hospital in northwestern Connecticu. more »»

Champagne on a beer budget

March 29, 2015 Wow! Mayor Alan Arakawa is proposing a county budget for fiscal year 2016 of almost $700 million — 16 percent more than fiscal year 2015. more »»

More good news on the economy

March 27, 2015 Maui County and Maui island continue to receive good news on the economy. Unemployment fell in the county from 5 percent last February to 4.4 percent this year. Maui Island’s unemployment rate was 4. more »»

Kuhio was ‘Citizen Prince’

March 26, 2015 Today’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 »»

Time has come for dispensaries

March 25, 2015 The state Senate Health Committee is studying a proposal that would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries. more »»

Why we should care about euro

March 24, 2015 The currency of Europe, the euro, is having a tough year. According to a story in The Wall Street Journal Monday, the euro has fallen dramatically in value. more »»

‘Get thee to the polls’

March 22, 2015 In a speech last Wednesday in Cleveland, President Barack Obama floated the idea that voting should be made mandatory in the United States. more »»

Pulling Ching right move

March 20, 2015 Gov. more »»

The troubling appeal of ISIS

March 19, 2015 It is hard to understand the appeal of ISIS (or IS or ISEL, or whatever acronym is being used this day of the week). more »»

A July 4th tradition

March 18, 2015 It was disheartening to see that Makawao’s annual Fourth of July parade is being jeopardized in a dispute over whether the event can set up in the public parking lot for the Maui Veterans and Makawa... more »»

The wearing of the green

March 17, 2015 Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2015 and, for all of you who are not wearing green today, shame on you — you have a pinch coming. more »»

She needs a challenger

March 15, 2015 The biggest problem with Hillary Clinton’s stumble over her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state is that Democrats have already all but ceded her their presidential... more »»

Wrong again

March 13, 2015 Hawaii used to have a very good Shield Law (Act 210) that protected journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. more »»

Lessons from fireside chats

March 12, 2015 Eighty-two 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 »»

An American success story

March 11, 2015 Apple is certainly among the most amazing corporate stories in U.S. history. The company was an innovator from the start. more »»

Amazing reign for Francis I

March 10, 2015 Two years ago this week, the Catholic Church appeared to be in disarray. For the first time in 600 years, a pope had resigned. more »»

Pass House Bill 1075

March 8, 2015 On Tuesday, the full state House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 1075 — a bill that would allow Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

An opportunity comes along

March 6, 2015 “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison It has long been a tenet of our society that hard work is the key to success. more »»

Still phishing for information

March 5, 2015 The email was right there in the regular in-box on the computer. The program had not flagged it as spam. It was innocuous looking. more »»



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