Letters to the Editor

Anyone else having trouble recording ‘The Late Show’?

I now know it is no longer my imagination. Spectrum is making it impossible for me to record “The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert,” permitting it only occasionally. I have called service, which I pay for monthly, to no avail. Am I the only one? Susan McGreivy Kihei

Gun control advocates make ridiculous statements

In response to the April 4 letter “Time to back candidates who support gun control”: The youths of America are not more vocal about gun legislation than adults. The anti-Second Amendment and gun control advocates of all ages have been screaming from the rooftops for decades. These kids are ...

Be aware of senators’ action regarding measure

Our Hawaii House of Representatives has unanimously passed a sensible measure that provides minimal common-sense rules like setbacks from school and housing to protect our communities’ health. Now it’s going to the Senate. Please be aware of our senators’ support, or lack thereof, or ...

CIP allocation falls short for South Maui

Each year when the mayor delivers the next year’s budget to the County Council, the Kihei Community Association volunteers spend some time to see how South Maui will do with capital improvement projects. This segment illustrates how and where funds are allocated for such things as ...

Essential for youths to make a change in society

I would like to express my appreciation for the April 5 editorial, “Don’t Forget to Register.” Myself, being a high-school student and a part of this new rising generation, believe it is essential for my peers to make a change in society. Voting may seem like not a big deal, but there are ...

Sick and tired of local government already

Just by viewing the news on television and newspapers, especially letters to the editor concerning local government in Hawaii, there seem to be tons of corruption and dissatisfaction on the voters’ part going on. When a government worker at the local level does something drastically ...

Wife doesn’t think candidate can win

My wife thinks I have no chance to become mayor. Like many daring husbands, I plan to prove her wrong. I don’t know what the Las Vegas odds are. My wife stands on some solid reasons. We’ve only had two haole mayors (I’m haole) since statehood and I’m a political outsider. Yet, 697 ...

Direction of state, county to be decided

The direction of our state and county will largely be decided in four months. We will pick a new governor, new representatives, new council members and even a new mayor. I am glad to see experienced candidates such as Dain Kane, Alice Lee and Mike Victorino running for office in the Aug. 11 ...

Letter brings to mind famous Dave Barry quip

An April 1 letter to the editor explaining why citizens of our country need to arm themselves to protect against governmental tyranny brought to mind a famous quip by Miami Herald humorist Dave Barry: If the Civil War was fought today, the South would definitely win because Texas alone ...

Candidates not deserving of votes should not run

Warning to political candidates. Do not “humbly” ask for my vote. I do not want to be represented by a submissive, self-effacing, unassuming human being. If you’re not deserving of votes, don’t run. Emily Bott Kihei

Video and book suggested reading for letter writer

A regular contributor to letters to the editor wrote on March 30 claiming that Obama has been the only president during his adulthood who escaped any real scandal or tragedy. I suggest he watch this video: www.crtv.com/video/obama-the-scandal-king—white-house-brief. And read this ...

Bullet points in letter refuted one by one

An April 1 letter made my head swim (“Voting urged to protect keiki from gun violence”). Regarding the bullet points: “Protecting our kids.” — There is at least one recent example of how an armed security officer prevented a greater tragedy by shooting the shooter. This we need more ...

It’s vital for people to exercise voting rights

I was deeply interested in the April 5 Maui News editorial, “Don’t forget to register,” which informed people about the differentiating laws and requirements for voting. The beginning of the editorial explained that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. didn’t vote because they were ...

Was disarmed citizens letter an April 1 joke?

For this writer, the defenseless are not the children and the teachers slaughtered (mass shooting) but that one individual who’s supposedly disarmed that is not allowed an automatic weapon, a weapon of mass destruction. Sick! Are we reliving the 1940s when “SS” Brown Shirts, well-armed ...

Google search reveals 20 Obama scandals

Referring to the March 30 letter claiming no scandals during the Obama presidency, the writer is obviously another victim of fake news. All one needs to do is Google “Obama scandals,” and you will get lists of at least 20 scandals. What the writer should have focused on is that the Obama ...

Prolific glycine vine is spreading rapidly

Thank you for your March 4 article on glycine’s rapid spread over the island. This prolific vine is also reducing property values. Who wants to buy property to constantly battle it from taking over one’s yard, fences and landscaping? It hurts Maui’s scenic beauty as it is unsightly and ...

Random thoughts on Obama, guns, media

Mr. Obama: I think history will show that in eight years he did more damage, both foreign and domestic, than anyone who ever sat in the Executive Office of the President. Some examples: Obamacare, race relations set back 50 years, Iran deal, doubled the national debt, created the ISIS crisis ...

Roseanne’s Hitler gag was pretty disgusting

I think it is pretty disgusting that a major network would put a TV program on with a star (Roseanne Barr) who thought it to be funny to dress up like Hitler and bake gingerbread cookies shaped like people. There seems to be a double standard of who can say or do something that can bring down ...

Not enough water for Launiupoko development

We applaud the recent decision by the state Commission on Water Resources Management to set minimum stream-flow standards for four streams in West Maui. There simply isn’t enough water in this dry area to support major development while providing for kalo farmers, native stream life and other ...

Fake news ignores positive Trump news

Did you know unemployment is now at a 20-year low? Did you know black and Hispanic unemployment is now at the lowest level in history? Did you know over 1.8 million new jobs have been created in the last year? Did you know that because of the recent tax cuts over 250 companies have given all ...