Letters to the Editor

Signs with blinkers could alert pedestrians, motorists

Lately, we have been experiencing a lot of people who don’t even use crosswalks to cross the streets, but we are going to discuss the drivers. The drivers never look at the crosswalks where the pedestrians are, putting them at a higher risk of being run over. We should resolve this problem ...

One vision of a path forward for America

As America weathers its Third Century, we are tested by our own innate moral compass and the cumulative impact of political decisions based on intuition and short-term gain. Here is one vision of a path forward. The goal: liberty, equality, fraternity, and prosperity, for us and our posterity, ...

Council members sabotaging Cochran’s IEM Committee

Elle Cochran’s Infrastructure Environment and Management Committee had to be cancelled on Sept. 17, for the third time in a row, because council members didn’t show up for work. There were two items for the committee: 1) Managing the impacts of tourism on our infrastructure and environment, ...

Rawlins-Fernandez has the capacity to vet issues

I am Molokai born and raised and while Keani Rawlins-Fernandez is family to me, I support her as our Molokai residency council representative for several other reasons. In my discussions with her on several issues facing both young and mature Maui County residents, I found her ability to ...

Hirono contributing to growing lack of courtesy

Although I laud Mazie Hirono’s advocacy for women, her comment to the men of America to “just shut up and step up” is outright disrespectful. If a man were to tell a woman to “shut up,” we’d never hear the end of it. That such language is accepted, and even used as a rallying cry by ...

Paltin much better candidate than Nava

Normally you do not talk stink on Maui but if you are running for County Council you are fair game. Voting for candidate Rick Nava is a mistake. Nava is opposed by Tamara Paltin, clearly the superior candidate. A few years ago, three days before Christmas (a period of good will toward ...

Headline was biased in favor of Mazie Hirono

President Donald Trump has constantly been calling news agencies fake news, but I’ve always told friends and family that he should be calling them biased news. The Maui News is no exception. I just saw the Sept. 21 front page article, “Telling men to ‘step up,’ Hirono strides into ...

Is this sabotage by avoidance?

I watched the council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management meeting recently. Important testimony was presented about tourism impacts on our beaches and environment. It was shocking to learn that there was no quorum for the meeting owing to the absence of Bob Carroll (excused), Mike ...

Democrats didn’t ‘step up’ regarding Inouye allegations

I challenge Sen. Mazie Hirono to revisit the sexual allegations against the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as she is now doing to President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. She claims to be a strong defender of the #MeToo movement. Google “Inouye accused of sexual ...

Kama and Arakawa featured at KCA forum

As readers saw here (The Maui News Sept. 20), the Kihei Community Association’s first county election forum the prior Tuesday filled the room, and provided not only our community, but all concerned county voters with the perspectives of four candidates for the upcoming Nov. 6 general ...

A bill could help with doctor shortage problem

In response to “Is there a doctor in the house on Maui?” (The Maui News, Sept. 18): Why are salaries less on Maui than on Oahu or in Mainland states? What is the reason for this? We need our politicians to write a bill that if you are taking care of a population that includes Native ...

Trash removed from site after years of neglect

The owners of the land known as Hale Mua subdivision on Kahekili Road in Wailuku have retained a local representative to have the trash and abandoned vehicles removed from the site. This has been an eyesore for many years. They are also in the process of having all of the past conditions of ...

Kavanaugh hearings get more ridiculous daily

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings are getting more ridiculous daily. This is a war being fought on own soil between men and women over something that might have happened 36 years ago. The opposition will stop at nothing while doing everything to defeat this man. He’s ...

Changed mind on who most dangerous Americans are

I used to think that the most dangerous Americans were those who have “no opinion” when polled. These people generally do not vote, as well. Now I’m convinced that the most dangerous are geriatric white men in Congress who want to return us to the 1950s. Vote! Jeff Bigler Wailuku

Suggestions for improving the flow of traffic in Paia

Congratulations to Maui County for realigning the Hana Highway in Paia and improving the traffic situation. If the county really wants to make a difference, here are a few more suggestions. I’m sure some will be unpopular with certain sectors of the population. But what we are talking about ...

Local people losing out when it comes to housing

I have a family member who works at a local business with hundreds of employees. It saddens her to no end that more than half the employees work 40- to 48-hour shifts and then go to their nighttime jobs and also have a weekend job just to make ends meet. The same employees then go home to ...

APRNs may be a solution to Hawaii doctor shortage

Thank you for your Sept. 18 article highlighting the shortage of medical providers on Maui (Is there a doctor in the house on Maui?). Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), including nurse practitioners (N.P.), are the fastest growing provider group in the medical field, and as your ...

Traveling a fundamental right under Constitution

Traveling behind the wheel of a motorized conveyance, not for commercial purpose, has been declared by lower courts and the Supreme Court to be a fundamental right granted by the Privileges and Immunities clause of the U.S. Constitution. In the famous Miranda v. Arizona case, the Supreme ...

Sen. Mazie Hirono a man-hating sexist

Remember when due process was a thing? Remember when innocent until proven guilty was a thing? Democrats obviously don’t, a new statement from our do-nothing Senator Hirono, she says and I quote, “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. I ...

A person is innocent until proven guilty

Ever since a women lost the presidential race, women’s lib is on the rise. Sexual misconduct is on the rise. This can destroy a person’s life, family and future and could be their job. Some of it goes back to before they were in office; high school days. The past 20 years ago dirt comes up ...