Letters to the Editor

Morning newspaper a great way to start the day

I didn’t send any complaint, but was planning to terminate my subscription to The Maui News on the day before it was planned to transfer from morning deliveries to USPS deliveries. There might have been many others like me, but apparently there were enough vocal readers who let you know ahead ...

Best walk up the driveway to retrieve newspaper

I can tell you that this was a happy household when the decision was reversed on home delivery via carrier. The walk up to the newspaper tube at the mailbox the morning you announced it was the best trip up the driveway to pick up The Maui News. We have been subscribers since the days of ...

Two-week mission to West Coast recounted

Let this holy message be heard as I share our two-week mission to the West Coast this past October with God. According to his riches in glory, we were able to drive 2,000 miles to meet with retired Pastor Terry Myklebust, whose wife, Linda, is in a care home, also in Longview, Wash. At 80, he ...

Very concerned about DOT’s plans for bypass

I am thankful for the Nov. 4 Maui News article about the Department of Transportation sharing data they’ve collected with the public through their website. I am also thankful that DOT Director Ford Fuchigami and Deputy Director Ed Sniffen came to Lahaina for a West Maui community plan ...

Where is the high school Ing says we have achieved?

Where is our high school? I remember the groundbreaking for the new Kihei high school and wondered where all of the money went that was set aside to begin the project. Looking back, I found a quote from state Rep. Kaniela Ing which read: “As I knocked on doors in my neighborhood, people ...

High gas prices on Maui, land tax hike a concern

On Nov. 2 I watched the Channel 2 News and it showed the gas prices in the state for Oahu, Hawaii and Wailuku. Wow! Maui is again the highest! Aren’t we closer to Oahu than Hawaii? Also, the land tax on Maui took a hike. Why do we have a rail system on the island that we don’t know ...

Auditor’s report illustrates need for a county manager

Recently the Maui County auditor noticed the fire department’s chief of a serious situation in the department’s budget. For various reasons, including overtime and staffing, the fire department is experiencing close to a 40-plus percent in unbudgeted expense. If continuing unchecked, this ...

Prepare resources now for power outage notifications

The widespread outage on Oct. 24 presented the importance of being prepared during this active storm season. Just as you would prep emergency preparedness kits with food and water, it’s equally as critical to make sure you have several lines of communication to stay informed and in touch, ...

President Trump makes first truthful statement

POTUS Trump on Nov. 3 said his first truthful statement ever: “I’m the only one that matters.” I envision Trump’s face with a peach as a background. Jeff Bigler Wailuku

Loyal supporters of paper appreciate local coverage

We were devastated by the original news of stopping morning delivery. We, too, love our morning newspaper and coffee. However, we understand that it is very difficult to maintain a print newspaper in this digital age. There is loss of advertising, rising costs, cuts in staff, fewer subscribers ...

Major traffic signals need backup power

The recent islandwide power outage required MPD to position police officers at all major traffic intersections across the island, placing them in a higher risk environment than needed. Had these intersections been supplied with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), officers would not be needed ...

Trump response to tragedy illustrates his ignorance

A day after an immigrant from Uzbekistan was arrested and charged with plowing a pickup truck along a crowded bicycle path in Manhattan, killing eight people, the president denounced the American criminal justice system as “a joke” and “a “laughingstock,” stating “he killed 8 ...

Support merchants who make newspaper possible

A big mahalo to the powers-that-be at The Maui News for reversing the decision to use the USPS for home delivery. For most subscribers, that meant the inconvenience of not having their newspaper to read first thing in the morning. For those of us in Huelo, it would have meant receiving no ...

Citizens entitled to ‘equal protection of the law’

It is obvious Erick Erickson may be a writer but he is not a lawyer (The Maui News, Opinion, Nov. 2). You see, there is a provision of the Constitution of the United States which declares all our citizens are entitled to the “equal protection of the law.” When the Supreme Court decided ...

Economic royalists know that planet is endangered

I’m not sure that those who are in favor of stricter immigration rules, or building a medieval wall, are being honest with us with regard to motive. At least, I suspect that the elites of the movement have something else in mind. I think that the cry about terrorists, or the assertion that ...

New witch hunt or new frontier?

Clarence Thomas, Bill Crosby, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Steven Segal, James Toback, Brett Ratner, Terry Richardson, Eric Bolling, Mark Halperin, Gavin Baker, Casey Affleck, John Besh, Roy Price, Charles Payne, Bob Weinstein, ...

County Council gets led astray by naysayers

Where is the housing on Maui? Good question! There is none. Once again, the County Council gets led astray by the nonworking class, elitist environmentalists and their ideological group of usual suspects, who pitch these ridiculous reasons for not having housing here, there or anywhere for that ...

Underground electric makes sense for Maui

I agree with the Nov. 2 letter writer who wondered why Maui does not have more underground electricity. Maui’s natural beauty is ruined by gigantic power lines blocking the beauty of Iao Valley. Additionally, telephone poles are dangerous when we have storms and high winds. I’d love to ...