The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:24 EDTFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:24 EDT another strong month Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that visitor spending remained robust in July for the entire state - especially for Maui. Visitors to Maui spent 8.2 percent more this year than last.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTMissing in action When is a 13 percent school student absentee rate considered good? Answer: When it is down from 32 percent a year earlie.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTNo elbow, leg or knee room few weeks ago we wrote about efforts by airplane manufacturers to squeeze more seats onto airliners. Specifically, we spoke about efforts to add rows to airliners - in other words, cut legroom by tightening up the distance between seats.Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTA little bit lighter news in the midst of weeks on end of depressing news about wars, government bumbling, shootings and on and on, we like to find tidbits to lighten up readers' mood.Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTTales of great electioneering II we wrote about some of the strange, funny elections of our youth in 1950s New Mexico. Back then, New Mexico was a one-party state.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT