Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Reasons for not lending support to Donald Trump I admit it. I’m one of those whining, crying Democrats who cannot support Donald Trump as our president. I apologize to all you Trump supporters who so graciously accepted and supported Barack Obama as your president during his two terms; ...

Getting out of the rough is possible

Last week, like many of you, I learned that the Mayor’s Office was proposing the closure of Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. While I appreciate the financial challenges that the county is facing and understand that the current golf course operations are running a $3 million deficit, I’m ...

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White House website displays lack of balance Somehow I managed to get on the whitehouse.gov email list — possibly as a result of adding my name to a petition. Now I get daily emails from the White House. They are blatantly self-serving to an alarming extent. I expect for politicians to say ...

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Post-election complaints have long history in U.S. The cacophony surrounding the election of Donald Trump is no anomaly in American political history. The First Amendment, although not absolute, does guarantee both the right to assemble peaceably and freedom of speech to all. That said, voter ...

Teachers suspect stalling tactics by the state’s current negotiators

Gov. David Ige has talked a good line about his commitment to improving education, but when it has come to teacher contract negotiations his current stance appears to be “talk to the hand.” The state’s chief negotiator and the Board of Education chairperson, key members of the state ...

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River rocks can pose danger in raging storm Many indigenous people cling to beliefs that are centuries old. Those beliefs do not become extinct because of conversion to Christian religions. Mayor Arakawa’s contention that Christians do not believe in having false gods may be true for some ...

Attorney general hires East Coast law firm

Until state Attorney General Douglas Chin announced that he was paying an East Coast law firm $150,000 to file a suit of dubious value to Hawaii, I hadn’t realized that our state faced a serious shortage of attorneys. Is the governor aware of this problem? Rep. Bob McDermott Honolulu

Fight the real evil women outside the U.S. go through

Thoughts on International Women’s Day: Liberals/Democrats and feminism are quickly being taken over by socialist/Marxist factions. Some proof, a quote by Tithi Bhattacharya, a member of the strike’s organizing committee, “We do not want a world where women become CEOs, we want a world ...

Being productive now and dreaming of the future

A goal-oriented pattern has made me extremely productive and efficient for the last 25 years. I also made some money. I write my objectives at the beginning of each week. I’ve adapted the MBO, or Management by Objectives, method. As the week rolls on, I check off my accomplishments. ...

Closing golf course would be a big loss to community

As a full-time resident I have played Waiheu Municipal Golf Course many times and can’t believe Mayor Arakawa wants to close it (The Maui News, March 10). With about 65,000 rounds of golf played there last year — mostly by residents — he must realize how big a loss that would be to the ...

Removing useless signs a step toward ‘Mauitopia’

I have read with passive interest the frequent writings of a letter writer concerning his vision of creating a sort of “Mauitopia” on our island. But before we start getting the locals and visitors to join hands to sing “Kumbaya” or even take care of the odorous condition of the West ...

Development near wildlife sanctuary lacks vision

The thought of gas/wildlife is a real oxymoron at Kanaha Pond and certainly plays into the lack of planning for Kahului, with no vision of how to merge natural places with business and growth. After the failure of the defunct Medical Plaza, Hawaii Gas has recently purchased the land next to ...

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‘The Crucible’ reflects time when integrity was valued “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s exploration of Cold War communist witch hunts through the story of the Puritan community of Salem’s witch trials, performed by Seabury Hall and Maui Academy of Performing Arts this March 5, was a ...

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Wishes of one coach may upend all-star game For over 30 years West Maui has had a co-ed basketball league for K-8th-grade boys and girls. At the end of the season an all-star game is played for each division in the league. The players are picked by the officials of the league — referees, ...

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Encourage children’s growth, don’t discourage it This letter is in response to a writer who made remarks about children and their part in the life of our society (Letters, March 3). The writer expressed the opinion that children should not participate in community affairs because of their ...

Sen. Schatz has perfect environmental scorecard

The League of Conservation Voters just released the 2016 National Environmental Scorecard and Sen. Brian Schatz earned a perfect score of 100 percent. The scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who, every year, select ...

Kauai land issue shines light on property rights

Mark Zuckerberg’s high-profile Kauai land issue shines the light on and exposes the perpetuation of evil in Hawaii. American businessmen and the U.S. Congress were responsible for Hawaii’s overthrow. It’s a disgrace to our nation. It contradicts the essence of what’s supposed to make ...

March 3 editorial was pretty darn great

I’m not the biggest fan of the publisher of this paper, but I am a loyal reader and advertiser. The editorials often make me shake my head in dismay. But the March 3 editorial was pretty darn great. The subject was the Russian ambassador’s connections with U.S. Attorney General Jefferson ...

Cartoon designed to stir pot, completely inaccurate

With regard to the March 3 Opinion page cartoon by Joe Heller depicting the “U.S. Poor” couple huddled under the man stomping over them carrying signs depicting “Immigrants Get Out” and “Refugees Stay Out,” enough already. I have had it with irresponsible publishing. This cartoon is ...

Time to put a professional on planning commission

The current County Council’s questions concerning the makeup of the planning commission are long overdue. The planning commission has always been stacked in favor of development and with members who are uninformed about the effects of development on the environment. The members of the ...