Letters to the Editor

No disrespect meant when calling road by old name

I’ve noticed some irritation on the part of some vets that people are still calling Maui Veterans Highway by its old name, Mokulele Highway. Being a vet myself, I don’t understand all the angst. That highway has been known as the Mokulele Highway for at least the 30-plus years I’ve ...

Would you let someone dig up your tutu’s grave?

In 2012 I was making limu lei in the backyard of one of the plaintiffs who is now suing to stop sand mining and the continued desecration of the sand hills. Back then, despite testimony against the Maui Lani project, developers were pushing it through by manipulating laws, promising parks and ...

Would have paid more to keep home delivery

Your message from the publisher on Oct. 20 was disturbing. Like many of your subscribers, I enjoy reading your paper with a cup of coffee each morning. Delivery by USPS will not get to us until 12-1 p.m. — much too late. I will be canceling our subscription. I have seen other small-town ...

Use that dandy merge lane on Hana Highway

I would like to offer a polite driving suggestion. In Sprecklesville, the right-turn lane from Nonohe Place onto Hana Highway is a long merge lane. It’s intended to let you accelerate in that lane then enter the highway “at speed.” You don’t have to wait for a gap before starting to ...

Obama took to the oval office the spirit of aloha

President Donald Trump is definitely a different kind of president. He is hard to understand in comparison to our Hawaii-born President Barrack Obama. I feel because President Obama was born and raised in paradise, the land of aloha, he understood the needs of all people. He grew up among ...

Reconsider ill-conceived newspaper delivery decision

The recent decision by The Maui News to end home delivery at a reasonable hour is an abomination. Just because other newspapers do it doesn’t make it right. This will probably be the death knell for the paper as your readership will plummet. The Maui News is not a magazine where it’s ...

Why get rid of a system that has worked for years?

Who decided to get rid of a system that has worked for all of us for years? Paper delivery is usually done in the middle of the night. I have difficulty sleeping, and am often up at 4 or 5 a.m. I usually go out and get the paper, make a cup of tea and read said paper, then do the crossword. ...

Disappointed in decision to end home delivery

I was so very disappointed the morning of Oct. 20 to discover there would be no more home delivery of The Maui News. I look forward every morning to opening my door and finding that little cylinder of paper waiting for me to enjoy with my coffee and cookie at 6 a.m. This is one step closer to ...

Returning land, restoring Hawaiian nation is viable

In November 1917, Queen Lili‘uo-kalani died. Her response to the overthrow lives on. Demonstrating Jesus’ grace, she wrote “Forgive and cleanse . . . let peace be our portion.” Trusting God’s word that “A man reaps what he sows,” Lili‘uokalani warned of judgment to ...

Worse than a barbarian are those who apologize for him

Looking back and using the language of today, one might describe a barbarian man thusly: He is someone who might be cunning and powerful in real or imagined ways. But he is not intelligent. As for his heart, it resembles a dried mango pit. Or an odd-shaped piece of black ice. A man lacking ...

Address causes of wildfires thoughtfully

As we have seen in national news, brush fires are dangerous and can pose a significant risk to residents and communities. On Maui, many people rush to protect our island when threatened by fires. Our Maui Fire Department crews should be commended for their hard work and quick action as well ...

Questioning ties to game, song, bird, patriotism

In 1931, Congress decided not to use the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the national song as it was poorly written and nearly impossible to sing. Eventually, it became the national song and the bald eagle became the national animal. I, for one, will stand and salute the golden eagle when it ...

The Maui News is no longer a morning paper

Effectively, as of Nov. 13, The Maui News will be gone. A morning paper retrieved from the small condo mailbox at 4:30 or 5 p.m. is not a morning paper. We will not renew our subscription and will miss you, Maui News. Robyn Walters Kihei

Were options considered before ending delivery?

I am sure it is at great lengths that The Maui News measured ending newspaper delivery. It must be a lot cheaper to send your papers by mail than pay someone to deliver them. But did you also consider offering mail delivery to people who would be OK with that as an incentive? Free weeks of ...

Shocked and disappointed with newspaper’s decision

I am in shock and disappointment about your announcement in the Oct. 20 paper. I will be calling and canceling my subscription, as I’m sure many others will. First, I like to read a newspaper in the morning. My mail does not come until around 4:30 in the afternoon, so that makes The Maui News ...

Group develops new proposal calling for a county manager

A little over a year ago the County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee bottled up the council-appointed Special Committee on Governance’s recommendation that a charter change in favor of “county-manager” government be placed on the November 2016 ballot, which would ...

Lei on Olowalu tree not good for marine life

I was saddened and dismayed to see the photo in the Oct. 18 paper of the many, many lei on the tree stump in Olowalu. These will dry up and blow into the ocean and the plastic filament they are strung on will adversely affect marine life, adding to the already stressed health of our reefs and ...

Good Samaritans can make a difference

On a recent weekend I took a trip to my hometown in Northern California. This part of the state has been ravaged by recent, catastrophic wildfires. The community responded by offering their homes to strangers, money to those harmed, and services anyway imaginable. Inspirational paper signs ...

Officers’ appearances are separate from abilities

Regarding the Oct. 15 letter “Police need to have pride in their appearances”: Thank you to the writer on how individual officers’ appearances leave a black mark on those who look sharp and do sharp work, though it is unfortunate how he equates an officer’s appearance to their ...

Marijuana testing is a waste of money

Marijuana testing? Questionable for the price on it. Buyers can tell by looks and smell and feel the quality that they are buying. Is this why it costs so much? Purely insane for the buyer to buy something that does not fits its need. Yet it is by doctor’s prescription with no co-pay and ...