Hawaii is still right destination for travelers

If you’re thinking about a trip to Hawaii and wondering whether it’s the right time, in the wake of August’s deadly and destructive wildfires on Maui, the state’s tourism officials want everyone to know that travel “is welcomed and encouraged, now more than ever.”

New Hampshire warms up to Nikki Haley

HOOKSETT, N.H. — The sky is Windex blue, the breeze Charmin soft, the air applecrisp warm. Anytime the temperature in late November is in the mid 30s up here, it's regarded as a 'bluebird day' — and a gift from the weather gods. Yet a Republican presidential candidate is shivering in a driveway while chatting with New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, and moments later, microphone in hand inside the Oscar Barn wedding venue for a campaign event, she speaks of 'this unbelievable cold.'

Surprised when roommates want to move

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am a sophomore in college, and I have two other roommates. We live together in a dorm and have had our disagreements, but we have gotten over them. They recently told me that they are going to move out together, which caught me off-guard, and I'm left feeling surprised and somewhat abandoned. It feels so weird to me that they wouldn't tell me anything before now. I asked them why and they told me that they wanted to move to a dorm closer to their classes, but this seemed like an excuse covering up the real reason — probably that there was an underlying issue they had with me. I guess the positive outlook is that I get a room to myself, but I don't like knowing that I have unresolved issues with people. Do you think that I should ask them what the real reason is that they are moving out, or should I just leave the matter alone? — Left Behind DEAR LEFT BEHIND: Given that there is a chance that you can learn from this situation, do ask them why they made the decision and why they kept it from you.

Partnership of equals goes well

I've taught several thousand students during 33 years at George Washington University, and when we get together, many of them mention my favorite piece of advice: Who you marry is the most important decision you will ever make. Nothing else is even close.

Will stars align for Haley in GOP contest?

The political world spends a lot of time discussing former President Donald Trump's lead over the Republican field in national polls — currently at 45.4%, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. But, of course, the race will unfold as a series of state contests, beginning in Iowa on Jan.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as his successor.

A future canceled thanks to an assassin

MONTREAL — Forgive me, please, for repeating myself, as people of a certain age often do. I've written columns before on major anniversaries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But I have just left a remarkable sculpture exhibit in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and found myself walking down Avenue du President-Kennedy, remembering the whole awful episode, 60 years ago this week: the memory that won't go away, the memory that, in defiance of human experience, somehow gets fresher every year.