Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump should heed words of Hubert Humphrey

As Hubert Humphrey said once upon a time, “It is always a risk to speak to the press, they are likely to report what you say.” Donald Trump should heed these words. My father was for some 30 years the European correspondent for The New York Daily News. He would turn in his grave if he ...

Bobblehead dolls could depict Trump Cabinet

If I were an entrepreneur, I would begin to manufacture a complete line of bobblehead dolls. I would depict the Trump Cabinet and the Republican Congress. I might even resurrect a toy I had when I was a child. It was a donkey with a constantly nodding head. It is possible that we will soon be ...

Americans still refusing truth regarding 9/11

On the anniversary of the biggest hoax in human history (Sept. 11, 2001), the Corbett Report has released a very incriminating document proving 9/11 is not terrorism or done by Muslims, Arabs, Osama bin Laden or an imaginary CIA-created al-Qaida. If somehow you’re still calling people ...

Will continue work to implement vision

Maui is almost ready to create Mauitopia faster. Honest Ori here again, an outsider wanting to have a local government which cannot be bought. If I had won mayor, we would have developed an efficient government. I was a successful Silicon Valley executive who knows how to get results. Having ...

Unnamed official brave for writing essay about Trump

I applaud the bravery of the unnamed administration official for writing the recent essay about how, in his opinion, the president is causing our country and the presidency great damage with his dangerous impulses. I’m reassured to hear that a viable resistance to Donald Trump exists. The ...

Option for homeowners at washed-out road

It is very unfortunate that two homeowners are cut off from their properties in Haiku due to the washed-out road which accesses them. The county faces huge costs to repair the road. Here is another option: The county can “buy out” the owners so that they could relocate to comparable ...

Three-story house erected in Kihei raises questions

I’ve been on Maui for over 60 years and a recent day was the first time I seen a three-story house out in Kihei! How could this be? I know they had pull somewhere (Planning Department?). Everyone one knows what they’re going to do after the final inspection. Parking will be outside of ...

Let’s end the Trump-Putin ‘bromance’ in November

It appears that POTUS Trump’s favorite movie is “From Russia with Love.” Let’s end the Trump-Putin “bromance” in November and prevent the Department of Justice from becoming the department of “just us.” Jeff Bigler Wailuku

Continue reporting on situation in Gaza

Thank you for your lengthy article on Sept. 1 titled “As Gaza protests, medical workers face great danger.” It is not often we read the Palestinian side of issues and this one has caught world attention. Gaza is an open-air prison, perhaps the largest in the world, and living conditions ...

Clarifications to letter to the editor

You published a letter of mine on Aug. 30 about my recovery by cannabis. I need to clarify two points: 1) It was cannabis oil that cured me and helped my father deal with the pain of his terminal cancer. 2) The family that was a problem was my husband’s (Morairty), not my birth family ...

Kaniela Ing is a promising politician

After taking the risk of running for U.S. Congress as a Socialist Democrat, meaning he did not take any money from corporate donors so he would not be indebted to anyone except his constituents, Kaniela Ing is leaving his seat in Kihei as a powerful representative of the Hawaiian people. The ...

Has Maui reached its tourism limit?

When the plantations mechanized in the 1950s, there were no jobs and Maui’s workers had to leave to find employment elsewhere. Elected officials, government agencies and appointed commissioners facilitated tourist projects by minimally enforcing regulations. They entitled vacant plantation ...

KCA to host candidate forum for two contests

The Kihei Community Association general membership meeting on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. will be a primary election candidates forum featuring two contests, the mayoral and the County Council East Maui residency seat. Why is Kihei having the East Maui race, as Kihei guys can’t vote for Hana, ...

VITA members, supporters urged to elect Victorino

To all members and supporters of the Valley Isle Timing Association, please give your vote to candidate Mike Victorino for mayor of Maui County. We need to support this local boy who will work for the local people and keep the club going. For those who are not old enough to remember, the ...

Perils of gun control obvious in South Africa

Currently in South Africa the government is in the process of confiscating farms from white owners without compensation. They are, in their own words, “Not calling for the killing of white settlers . . . yet.” These white settlers, the Boers, first arrived in 1652 and established a ...

Why did Trump grovel before Putin in Helsinki?

Do you remember the “Stasi,” that is the East German Secret Security Service? Back in the ’80s they were very good on getting dirt on all their citizens and many other folks of interest. Good old Vladimir Putin honed his skill there as Russian KGB agent. They had a very simple maxim ...

Officials urged to draft law that restores net neutrality

I humbly encourage Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to urge Gov. David Ige along with the Hawaii Legislature to draft a law this coming session that restores net neutrality. With all of the wildfires set off here on Maui, there is a threat from major ...

Pricey potatoes, flying coconuts cause for alarm

I recently went to the store and bought four gold potatoes and one purple sweet potato; the total cost $10.41. I was shocked. I guess I am planting potatoes. On another note, shocked that very few people cut down coconuts out of trees before the hurricane. Have you ever seen a coconut fly ...

Crossword a problem for those with older eyes

The new arrangement of the daily crossword puzzle is a problem for those of us with older eyes: Yesterday’s answers (who cares?) are now larger, and the puzzle itself is smaller, much too small. Please go back to the old layout. Robyn Walters Kihei

Focus on what God has called us to do

Don’t be anxious, just keep our focus on what God has called us to do. Keep praying and share God’s love, peace and gift of salvation. His guidance will surprise you with a love far more wonderful that any would dream. We can do all things through him when we forgive and appreciate each ...