Letters to the Editor

Impressionist art at Cove Park looking trashy

I have been wondering who might be the artist responsible for the impressionist exhibit overlooking Cove Park at the intersection of South Kihei and Kanani roads.It has been there for a couple of months partially blocking the intersection. Perhaps it is time to put it in storage for the next ...

Trump could be character in movie ‘Being There’

Donald Trump reminds me of Chauncey Gardiner (Peter Sellers) in the movie "Being There," in which Gardener was mistaken for a genius, and Danny Dravot (Sean Connery) in "The Man Who Would Be King," in which Dravot was simply after the riches of an ignorant people.Jeff BiglerWailuku

Understanding how the media is influenced

I want to suggest a book Barack Obama should be reading on his vacation. It is called "Killing the Messenger" by David Brock.Brock is a Republican attack dog who spent years spinning the truth with short storylines or just one word to control the media to convince the masses to believe lies ...

Who should KCA invite to its candidate forum?

All nine members for the 2017 County Council will be determined in the Nov. 8 general election. In addition, some areas also have state elections, and yes, we all have the federal ones. But presently we are addressing those specific to South Maui, which does mean all nine council races, as well ...

Although animals popular in movies, still we eat them

The 10 highest-grossing box office releases are about animals, including "Finding Dory," "The Jungle Book," "Zootopia," "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Kung Fu Panda."Nearly half of our households include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. Two thirds of us view them as family members and ...

It is difficult to amend the U.S. Constitution

There has been much concern of late as to what a particular presidential candidate, upon becoming president, will do to amendments of the U.S. Constitution.We should all be aware of how difficult it is to actually amend the Constitution. I quote from the Federal Register:The Constitution of the ...

There’s a homeless problem in Lahaina

I first want to say that I support the Lahaina Police Department; this is not an issue with them. It's with local government. The police have their hands tied.We have a huge problem with the homeless. Recently, there was a rape, a murder and a 2nd-grader getting grabbed by a homeless man. The ...

Guzman listens, learns with an open mind

I would like to see more County Council members and a mayor like Don Guzman.He is genuinely invested in his position and is always listening and learning with an open mind. He asks questions, analyzes things, is intelligent, articulate, patient and kind.He is not satisfied with the status quo ...

What’s up with old student residences?

Is UH-Maui College ever going to make good on its promise to refurbish the decrepit, abandoned student residences at the corner of Kaahumanu and Wahine Pio avenues? The structures are an eyesore.Last year, UH-Maui College put up a banner there that said their "Hospitality Academy" was coming, ...

A little water would brighten county lawn

The walking-bike path and roundabout built three years ago on Liloa Street in Kihei has been such a nice addition to the neighborhood. The manicured lawn and other flora have been very well maintained, for the most part, and the well-lighted path has been enjoyed by walkers and bikers on into ...

Thoughts of Elephants, Donkeys offered

Grow peanuts. So feed the Elephant in room with peanuts.Jackson ate peanuts, so I assume Donkeys do. Donald Trump is the mouse. Brought a scare to the Elephant and the Donkey too stubborn to be afraid. Peanuts can be grown for food. Sorry, if some people are allergic to peanuts. After harvest, ...

World that is Olympic dream possible

Perhaps like me you have spent many hours glued to the TV watching the Summer Olympics. From around the world, 202 nations sent their strongest and most fit athletes. Their men and women vied for gold, silver and bronze medals. They competed in about 40 sports in Rio de Janeiro to earn being ...

Don’t miss MAPA’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

MAPA does it again! I was not familiar with the music of "Jekyll and Hyde" and had no idea what a treat we were in for. However, we went to the matinee performance on Aug. 7, and I left feeling such gratitude for the extraordinary talent we have on Maui.I am in awe of the dedication of these ...

Hawaiian Nation can be restored by trusting God

It's time Hawaii is restored to Hawaiian governance. It's the biblical year of Jubilee, which is returning land, granting freedom, debts forgiven, with promises of God's provision and protection. Acknowledge the possibilities for those who place their trust in Him.Where God guides - God ...

How do rank and file feel about actions of union?

All Maui residents wait, worry and wonder whether we will have a hospital should we need one.How do the rank-and-file union members feel about this selfish action of their union? Would they rather be unemployed, depending how this turns out, than work in the private sector? Did they get to vote ...

Stark contrast between Trump and grieving parent

While Donald Trump rails against a long list of peoples, nationalities, women, the disabled and, of course, radical Islamic terrorists, the delightful irony of his meanness, lack of empathy, lack of self-control, etc., ad nauseam, being exposed by the words of a grieving Gold Star parent - a ...

Override speaks for will of the people

Mahalo to the legislators who stood up to the governor and overrode his veto of Senate Bill 2077. The lawmakers are speaking the will of the people - showing their commitment to those who depend on the Maui region hospital system and to the dedicated public employees who are being terminated ...

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ a must-see performance

"Hyde" get yourself down to the MACC and purchase tickets for a must-see performance of "Jekyll and Hyde." If you don't have cash, a "Jekyll" do.This production is a happy surprise with lush music and beautiful vocals. The three main performers are so professional that it's impossible to ...

Super Scoopers could help fight wildfires

Anyone traveling between Lahaina and the rest of the island knows fire season is well underway. Extended closures of the highway, communications cut off by burned cables and, for the first time in memory, firefighters and hikers almost trapped by flames.Getting water on a fire in urban ...

Will Trump ride to victory or wipe out?

On May 27, 2016, I wrote a letter to the editor regarding two independent groups that were formed within the Democrat: "ABC = Anybody but Clinton;" and Republican: "ABT = Anybody but Trump" parties. Now they are both running for president of the United States from their respective parties.As it ...