Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Why hasn’t the county drilled a well in Huelo? As I have been reading recent articles concerning the Upcountry water shortage, I cannot help but to wonder after all these years why hasn’t the county drilled a well in Huelo? If there is a well in the works, what is the status? I am tired ...

Mo‘omomi subsistence fishing area driven by the community of Molokai

As the name suggests, the development of a community-based subsistence fishing area (CBSFA) is initiated by a community group in Hawaii with the specific purpose of “reaffirming and protecting fishing practices customarily and traditionally exercised for purposes of native Hawaiian ...

Letters to the Editor

Litigious society plays part in doctor shortage The April 9 issue headlined the severe shortage of doctors in Maui County — a shortage that is both statewide and nationwide. In the best-seller “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” author Robert Kiyosaki states, “Today, doctors face financial ...

Lower speed limit on Kaahumanu Ave.

When I got my first Hawaii driver’s license in 1975, the speed limit between Kahului and Wailuku on Kaahumanu Avenue was 45 mph and it hasn’t changed in 40-plus years. I think the speed limit should be reduced on this stretch of road to 30 mph. This 30 mph would be consistent with the speed ...

Special-needs parents must be vigilant

Went down to my son’s school, Pomaika‘i Elementary, because he has been coming home with wet clothes from peeing accidents, with the last day having two accidents. I go to the school unannounced and request anyone with authority over my son. Strike out with principal, strike two with ...

Under what authority did Trump launch missiles?

Many Americans are asking, and appropriately so, under what authority did President Trump launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria? The horror of men, women and children being gassed is beyond the pale, but the president’s right to initiate an attack (essentially declaring war on another ...

Wailuku monkeypod trees show signs of infection

Leaving Wailuku headed toward Waikapu on High Street there are beautiful monkeypod trees. There also used to be beautiful monkeypod trees in Puunene. These trees are susceptible to the monkeypod moth. The infection will usually start in January and again in April. The worm or Lepidoptera ...

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Expert reviews confirm safety of glyphosate An April 13 letter about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, contained some fearful but false information. We live in an age of constant news cycles and mountains of information — good, bad and otherwise. It takes tremendous effort to ...

A world without science

How many times a day do you rely on research done by scientists? When you check the weather, talk to the pharmacist about the insulin that your mom needs, look at the label of the fertilizer or pesticide you are considering using on your home garden or being advised of the threat of a hurricane ...

Letters to the Editor

Baldwin tents must not be permanent residences This letter is about Baldwin Beach. I’m there most days for a swim. There are small tents and 10-person tents erected for months. This must not be a permanent residence for the homeless. It’s only right that after four to five days these ...

Letters to the Editor

Most students are not true liberals Regarding liberal students and homeless a safety hazard (Letters, April 9): First off, most students are not true liberals or conservatives but follow their parents. As for liberals not using facts, most polls out there say the opposite. Conservatives ...

Letters to the Editor

Important time to protect our liberties Now is an extremely important time for Americans to support our institutions that protect our liberties. They have been under a very aggressive attack collectively due to the ideology of the current administration. Checks and balances are very ...

West Maui traffic fiasco is not being addressed

Enough! When will the mayor, County Council, state DOT and west-side legislators address the West Maui traffic fiasco? The mayor wants to close Waiheu Golf Course, a county asset which provides recreation and relaxation for 65,000 people annually. Yet tens of thousands of residents, ...

Liquor Commission action attack on our community

Thanks to The Maui News (March 23) and Mahina Martin, we now know lame-duck Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Maui Liquor Control Commission have not only relaxed the rules and restrictions on selling liquor 24 hours a day, but have ended the cap on the number of hostess bars allowed on Maui. For ...

Let the aloha spirit guide you

What goes around comes around. This works as a natural law all over the world. As a million-mile worldwide flier, it seems to apply even more so here in Hawaii, and even more quickly on Maui. Many of you may have seen that the good you do comes back to you in some form. Likewise, with the bad ...

Write governor to demand 4-lane road to West Maui

I recently wrote about the unbelievable traffic jam that occurs every afternoon when people are attempting to leave Lahaina for Central Maui. What should normally take five minutes takes an unbelievable 45 minutes to travel from Lahainaluna to Launiupoko. I suggested anyone experiencing this ...

Others quickly fell for phony gas attack in Syria

I see others quickly fell for the phony sarin gas attack in Syria; it must have been done by Assad’s assistants from WTC No. 7. In other news, not one of the 40 random people I asked shopping could properly describe what “false flag attack” even means. All of them over 21 years ...

Priorities made clear by athletic director, principal

Maui High Athletic Director Michael Ban and Principal Jamie Yap are very clear on their priorities: What is best for the school (The Maui News, Sports, April 6). Translation — cover your own back. We always knew that the kids, who are their raison d’etre, were a distant second. Thank ...

Kupuna Caregivers Assistance bill will help

I have worked as a caregiver and I’ve trained caregivers. So I have firsthand experience of the challenges facing families, caregivers and the community as our kupuna age and we struggle to care for them with dignity. Mahalo to our legislators for advancing the Kupuna Caregivers Assistance ...

Practically everything Trump proposes is bad

In regards to the April 5 letter “Why can’t people give President Trump a chance?”: Every example the writer referenced illustrates just how misinformed one can get from watching Fox News or listening to hate talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, for example). He should take the time to actually do ...