Letters to the Editor

Support bill authorizing convention of states

Congress has failed miserably doing their job and now we have a option to correct that. A bill authorizing a convention of states is being introduced at the Hawaii Legislature and I’m inviting everyone to vigorously support it. Sixty percent of the states have to support it and I very much ...

Wall around Pelosi’s estate is not very high

In answer to the Jan. 25 letter writer who, in an attempt to paint House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as hypocritical in objecting to Trump’s proposed wall, suggested I check out the wall around Pelosi’s estate in Napa Valley, Calif. I just Googled a dozen photos of it. I could stand right next to ...

Scheduling conflict forces parishioners to choose

The Maui Catholic parishes encourage our participation in the March For Life. Some Christians are united in our discernment that the unborn child has a life that needs to be respected and protected. Some Maui Catholics also support Catholic education and want the Catholic schools to continue ...

Low-cost housing could serve company, residents

I wish to herald the coming of the farm corporation, Mahi Pono, taking the place of the A&B land. This is good for Maui. I make a suggestion: The newcomer might seriously consider the early development of low-cost housing, village style, for their employees. I hope they will further ...

Throwing red meat to red state Republicans

No way. He did not just do that. Did he just win the 2020 election without doing a thing? It’s like throwing red meat to the red state Republicans. He is giving the “radicalized” Democrats in Congress three weeks to find some money for his border security fence. If they can’t then ...

Shutdown is all part of a political system

“It’s just another manic Monday,” sing the Bangles. The federal government had a partial shutdown for over a month. Eight hundred thousand federal employees didn’t get a paycheck — Congress wrote a law to make sure they get it later. This shutdown is all part of a political system, ...

What Trump haters need to remember

As a registered Democrat since 1958, this is my feeling about never Trump or Trump haters: Democrats and their leaders, past and present, have committed transgressions against the American people also. Greg Kauwe Kihei

Criminal bomb makers on Maui need to be stopped

Criminals on Maui build and set off bombs here, most recently around New Year’s. It was terrifying to hear how one of these explosive devices is made, from a credible person I know who knows a bomb maker. These criminals themselves, innocent passers-by and anyone who happens to be around one ...

Potential customers can’t find parking in Paia

We used to love stopping in Paia on our visits to Maui. Sadly, the lack of parking must be frustrating for local businesses as they observe potential customers like us drift back and forth through the village, contributing to clogged traffic, but leaving without stopping on account of no ...

Pray and give yourself time for the best in living

As I emerged out of hardship and trauma, I could forgive and help others understand how this damage to my body and mind motivated me to believe more in the Holy Spirit, who inspired me to be stronger. Mahalo to intercessors who prayed for my healing, and they encouraged me to hold myself ...

Laws do not apply to officers of the court

Assault charges, biting, kicking security personnel are treated as crimes. Except for the officers of the Maui 2nd Circuit Court. Former deputy prosecutor and current attorney Elizabeth Cuccia pleaded guilty to three assault charges (The Maui News, Jan. 23). “I take full responsibility” ...

Kaiali‘i Kahele has the capability to serve us well

I am pleased to hear that Kaiali‘i Kahele, the state senator from Hilo, has announced his run for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Tulsi Gabbard. Having known Kai as a classmate while at UH-Manoa and now as a fellow airman with the Hawaii Air National Guard, I know he ...

Volunteers work brilliantly at 2019 Sentry tournament

A revitalized volunteer team performed brilliantly at the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions, resulting in another successful PGA Tour event on Maui. Thousands of spectators enjoyed a week of golf featuring seven of the world’s eight best players competing at The Plantation Course. Xander ...

A special election could decide border wall issue

Security means nothing anymore when it come to drugs, felons and health issues. Federal funding will be used up in no time. All that we work for will be used up by this. When the USA went to war where were they? Vietnam, Korea and other wars — did they help? Drugs, killers and health ...

MLK article made left turn regarding students

The Maui News wrote an article about the MLK event on Maui (Jan. 22). It went on to discuss the event, complete with interviews from some of the attendees. It was a well-written piece, to a point. Because it was at that point that it made a left turn and devoted two paragraphs to the ...

DOE’s repair and maintenance job backlog is how much again?

In a budget briefing at the Legislature at about this time last year, state Department of Education officials reported that their backlog of repair and maintenance jobs was $293 million, and they were patting themselves on the back because it was a significant drop from the $392 million ...

Cellphone user rightfully removed from audience

Kudos to Anjelah Johnson, comedienne extraordinaire, for finally shutting down a cellphone interruption during her portion of the Jan. 18 show. Amidst posted warnings, a verbal reminder before the warmup acts, and two direct interactions with Anjelah about the prohibited use, it did not stop. ...

POTUS silence on U.S. Rep. King’s behavior deafening

White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Adolf Hitler? Not so! It was a 2019 statement from Republican Steve King, congressman from Iowa. In 1938, the cruel clown, the Fuehrer, left the stadium at the Berlin Olympics when a black ...

Cart purchase could help Sears survive

A Jan. 15 Associated Press article in The Maui News discussed the attempts to rescue Sears from bankruptcy by its owner and former CEO Eddie Lampert, a multibillionaire. When I recently visited Sears’ Maui branch, I could find no carts to carry my purchases. I was told by the shop ...

Wake up and support the U.S. before its too late

The Democrats are fighting tooth and nail over not giving President Trump funding for the border wall. Why several years ago did all the Democrats agree to fund a wall to a tune of $18 billion but now that Trump is only asking for $5.6 billion they are bleeding out their eyeballs? It’s ...