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A heroic anniversary

March 4, 2015 Eighty-two years ago – March 4, 1933 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as America’s 32nd president. The Great Depression was devastating the country. Millions were out of work. more »»

March is Red Cross month

March 3, 2015 Whenever one reads a newspaper or watches a news story about devastating events, the only constant seems to be the response by the American Red Cross and its volunteers. more »»

Visitors arrive, spur economy

March 1, 2015 Maui’s visitor industry remains a marvel and the backbone of our economy. According to reports from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, our island kicked off 2015 showing a 6. more »»

A dangerous political game

February 27, 2015 Whether one agrees or disagrees with President Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration, the Republican threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security in retaliation is lunacy. more »»

Moratorium a good idea

February 26, 2015 We are longtime supporters of the efforts to simplify the process for short-term vacation rentals to obtain permit. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 25, 2015 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Still behind closed doors

February 24, 2015 The inner workings of county government are somewhat confusing. more »»

Great sense of ‘well-being’

February 22, 2015 Results of the Gallup–Healthways “Well-Being Index” were released last week and for the seventh straight year Hawaii was one of the top 10 states. In fact, we were No. more »»

Tragic loss for Maui County

February 20, 2015 By all accounts, Mele Carroll was a dedicated public servant, loyal friend and devoted mother and wife. more »»

Numbers still are troubling

February 19, 2015 A few years ago we wrote about a website that purports to show teachers how states they reside in rank in “comfort level” — how comfortably a teacher can live on his or her salary. more »»

Don’t drive, use cellphone

February 18, 2015 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 »»

MEO to mark 50 years

February 17, 2015 Next month, Maui Economic Opportunity will mark a huge anniversary — 50 years of helping the citizens of our county. more »»

Presidents Day 2015

February 15, 2015 Monday is Presidents Day. The Presidents Day holiday has taken on a peculiar kind of piquancy, particularly if your taste runs to passionate politics. Presidents Day came about because two U.S. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 13, 2015 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»

Call off the dogs

February 12, 2015 Brian Williams of NBC News has been our favorite television news anchor for the last decade. He has always come across as an honest, humble purveyor of the news. more »»

More sunshine please, not less

February 11, 2015 The story last Saturday about the reappointment of Patrick Wong as corporation counsel over the objections of some of the backers of the moratorium on genetically modified organisms had — to put it... more »»

Little Brother may be watching

February 10, 2015 For someone who is not a “techie,” an amazing — but a bit scary — demonstration made us wonder who besides Big Brother is watching. more »»

Thieves on the Internet

February 8, 2015 The Internet has certainly opened up new opportunities and new worlds to all of us. Unfortunately, that opened-up world is also providing a bunch of new opportunities for cybercriminals. more »»

‘How do I love thee?’

February 6, 2015 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw last year had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lothario. more »»

Comeback of a killer

February 5, 2015 Say what you want to about heroin, it is a drug that doesn’t discriminate. It addicts the poorest of the poor, the richest of the ric. more »»



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