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Disappointed in lawsuit

August 11, 2015 We were disappointed to learn of the lawsuit filed by the United Public Workers to block the privatization of the Hawaii Health System Corp.’s hospitals in Maui County. more »»

Anniversary of a resignation

August 9, 2015 Forty-one years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. On Aug. more »»

A burning problem

August 7, 2015 Nobody likes cane burning. Unfortunately, though, it is part of the most inexpensive way to harvest sugar cane — and, therefore, the only way that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Terrorism in the sky

August 6, 2015 With the confirmation Wednesday that the piece of wing found on tiny Reunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean was part of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, comes another inescapable conclusion: Th... more »»

A profile in courage

August 5, 2015 “Profiles in Courage” was a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by John F. Kennedy about actions taken by eight senators that involved great political risk. more »»

Don’t take this – it will kill you

August 4, 2015 Have you noticed that we now live in a world of legal disclaimers? During a news program on television, a commercial came on touting the success of a firm that invests in mutual funds. more »»

An opportunity and a challenge

August 2, 2015 Well, to borrow a musical phrase, the weather outside is frightful. Maui suffered through a week of mid-90s weather. more »»

Be prepared for disasters

July 31, 2015 We write here frequently about being prepared for natural disasters. more »»

‘Right Stuff’ still needed

July 30, 2015 Fifty-seven years ago Wednesday (July 29, 1958), Congress established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The space agency was created, in large part, out of fear. more »»

Trade talks under way

July 29, 2015 Maui is at the center of the trade universe this week as leaders from 12 countries try to negotiate a new agreement here called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. more »»

Watch out for skimmers II

July 28, 2015 Credit cards and debit cards are very easy to use and many of us have replaced most of our cash transactions with them. more »»

Shoot the messenger

July 26, 2015 Boy, meteorologist Guy Hagi better watch out. If Hawaii residents take after folks in Newfoundland, he could be arrested for this spate of hot weather we’ve been having. more »»

A dangerous rush to connect

July 24, 2015 We are a bit sensitive to stories about computers and hackers this week because the servers that host our website — — and our email have been under attack since last weekend. more »»

Letters are reader opinions

July 23, 2015 At the time this nation was founded it was common for the colonial government to jail printers who dared to publish ideas that opposed official policy. It was called sedition. more »»

Playing the Trump card II

July 22, 2015 A certain business mogul was considering a run for the presidency in 2012. more »»

A momentous day in history

July 21, 2015 “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. more »»

Laser strikes not a game

July 19, 2015 Last Wednesday night, 11 airliners and one military plane were hit by “laser shots” as they flew toward New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York. more »»

In critical condition

July 17, 2015 One of the stated goals of modern educational reform is to “improve critical thinking skills.” We have heard phrases like this so often that it almost seems like a mantra. more »»

The need for reform

July 16, 2015 It has been a bad couple of weeks for champions of kinder, gentler immigration reform. more »»

Under attack

July 15, 2015 The Internet is a lot like the Old West. Hack attacks have replaced gunfights, but the results sometimes seem as devastating. more »»



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