Letters to the Editor

Generous donations will help provide food to hungry

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service would like to thank our postal patrons and community volunteers for their support in our 25th annual NALC food drive, which was recently held on Saturday May 13. This is the largest single-day food drive in the nation. ...

Fund the Oahu rail and a Maui tunnel with a lottery

The Oahu light rail is, for the time being, dead on the tracks. Travel to and from the west side of Maui is apparently bottlenecked. Both of these issues are the result of budgetary quagmires in the state Legislature. An article in the April 29 edition of The Maui News told us the ...

What does withdrawal from Paris Accord say about us?

President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord, joining Nicaragua and Syria. If we’re known by the company we keep, what does this say about us Mr. President? David L. Florence Haiku

Tipping fee will encourage people to dump elsewhere

Our County Council and mayor have very short memories. Adding a $3 tipping fee at the landfill will encourage folks to return to filling up the gulches, shoreline cliffs and abandoned cane and pineapple fields to get rid of their opala. Providing a free and accessible site to dispose of the ...

Letter writer correct about building a tunnel for traffic

It was encouraging to read a letter on May 28 regarding the traffic woes in Lahaina. The writer is so correct! This to me is the only solution to move cars/people safely to Lahaina and Central Maui. Band-aids are not working, there isn’t enough room to create a highway to accommodate the ...

Liquor panel rules devastating to Maui’s nonprofit fundraisers

As someone having volunteered in developing and directing food and wine fundraising events for Maui’s nonprofits for 30 years, I am very concerned about the Liquor Commission’s new regulations on these events. The May 26 article on the front page of The Maui News points out several new ...

Noble souls gave up their dreams to fulfill ours

Sunday, May 28 — The Maui News: Thanks to the publisher of “Today’s Editorial” — “Memorial Day’s true meanings,” John Heller’s cartoon — “An Eternity of Thanks,” and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard exposing our — “Insatiable thirst for regime change and unintended results.” ...

Griffin’s behavior an embarrassment for U.S.

In this country we are Republicans, Democrats, multicultural and multifaith men and women, but first and foremost, we are Americans. We have rules, values and a moral code that makes us what we are, or at least should be. We are not savages. The do-first and apologize-later ploy made by Kathy ...

‘Shipping Container Homes’ viable alternative

The link between being “homeless” and the inordinately high cost of Maui housing is simple to see and disastrous in its implications. Certainly not to minimize the problem, however one attainable solution is available. A search of Google with the heading of “Shipping Container Homes” ...

Beware of Trump using N. Korea as a distraction

Have you noticed that we have an article and/or political cartoon daily in The Maui News regarding North Korea? What do you think the message is when we are being prepared for the outbreak of the hostilities with North Korea? Is President Trump’s failed administration getting us prepared? ...

Name change to cannabis applauded

As a Mexican-American, I applaud the recent act passed by the Legislature to officially change all marijuana terms to cannabis. Marijuana was a racial term coined by Hearst (newspaper) and DuPont (drugs) to discredit a plant that was in direct competition to their empires. To do so they ...

Budget fails to adequately address affordable housing

So the county budget of $705.2 million was approved by an 8-to-0 vote and sent to the mayor. It is $46 million more than last year’s budget. There was lots of attention paid to saving the golf course, repairing our deplorable roads, increasing fees for the vehicle weight tax, increasing ...

Green Party offers choice to two entrenched major parties

The annual Green Party of Hawai‘i State Convention is being held at the Kona Elks Lodge in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island, beginning at 11 a.m. on June 10. State party officers, delegates and alternates to the Green Party of the United States National Committee plus delegates to the annual ...

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Vested interests apparent in our state government Hardly a day goes by that we don’t have a letter to the editor about the Trump administration. Yet, something much closer to us as citizens of Hawaii and residents of Maui County goes by with hardly a whimper. What is it? The absolutely ...

Famed 100th Infantry Battalion’s 75th anniversary being celebrated

This month, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 100th Infantry Battalion, which in WWII was composed almost exclusively of young nisei volunteers and inductees. It is in anticipation of this that I am reminded of words from the West Point Alma Mater that Bert Turner sent me 29 ...

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‘Speed Bump’ comics panel found offensive On the comics page May 24, I did a double take when I saw the “Speed Bump.” Dave Coverly had depicted an old-time circus scene in which two men had been shot out of a cannon. On the ground, one man was telling another something like, ...

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Tourney’s success due to vast community support Recently, Maui Style Wrestling hosted the Hawaii USA Wrestling Tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. It’s held annually on Maui, and it’s the largest wrestling tournament in the state. Over 540 boys and girls competed in the one-day ...

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Kaanapali project would only worsen traffic woes I am writing to express my concern about the proposed project to revitalize the Kaanapali golf course. It seems obvious that West Maui cannot accommodate any further development that adds more traffic to our already clogged highway. Obviously, ...

U.S. record of regime change hurts North Korean diplomacy

Thanks to shortsighted politicians addicted to regime change wars, my constituents in Hawaii are on the verge of a stark new reality. As the United States faces an increasingly hostile and dangerously capable North Korea, we are spending billions on strengthening our missile defense systems, ...

Tunnel could do more than ease traffic woes

Perhaps the simplest solution to Lahaina traffic (The Maui News, May 14) is to put a tunnel through the West Maui Mountains connecting Wailuku with Lahaina. In addition to reducing pressure on the pali highway, this would improve access and allow most retail to stay in the central valley, ...