Letters to the Editor

Kepaniwai Park repairs look solid

This is in reference to the front page of The Maui News on Jan. 18, showing the before and after pictures of the aftermath of the storm that struck and destroyed part of the parking lot at Kepaniwai Park in September. Kudos to County of Maui Parks Director Kaala Buencosejo, County Council and ...

Two proofreading errors in one week

Twice in a week you have published articles and or letters that have glaring errors between the word you should have used and the word you actually used. In one instance, you said a requirement should be “waved” — the correct word would be “waived.” Then again on Jan. 27 on Page A4, ...

Reconsider ‘housing first’ emphasis

The State of Hawaii’s prioritized homeless services funding emphasis on “housing first” is in theory laudable. However, our state’s near absence of available housing units for the homeless, the recently legislated restrictive state mandates on homeless living space and our serious lack ...

Letters to the Editor

Both actions were premature In 2009 while he was barely months into his first term, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for things he might do in office. On Jan. 21, one day after taking the oath of office, millions marched to protest what President Donald Trump might ...

Help needed for caregiving heroes

I was honored to be present on the Senate floor as a guest of Sen. Michelle Kidani during the opening day ceremonies at the state Legislature this year and watch her election as vice president. It was also heartening to read in the program for the day the Senate’s affirmation of its ...

Letters to the Editor

March was not an end but a beginning The unprecedented women’s (and men’s) march of 5,000 in Kahului on Jan. 21 was inspirational. The march was not an end but a beginning. Trumpites do not understand why we marched. This was not for the most part anti-Trump. It was a call to our ...

Quicken the pace of gender equality

Like others I’m sure, participating in Maui’s Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21, left me feeling good about adding my small voice to the millions of evolved women and men around the globe who demonstrated in support of women’s rights that day: the absolute right to make ...

Judge upholds higher community standard

Kudos to Judge Peter Cahill (The Maui News, Jan. 13) who gave a 10-year-prison sentence to a man who was convicted of two reduced charges of second-degree sexual assault of two sisters. In exchange, charges of first-degree sexual assault, attempted first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and ...

Thank God for the tenacity of women

A worldwide event in more than 50 countries with millions of people peacefully joining together to march and tell President Trump that we will not go back, we will not sit down and we will not be silent as he plays to his base and tries to tear down all that we have struggled to build in ...

Help the shelters find a way to make more room

As I read the front-page Maui News story on Jan. 21 “Homeless Shelters Lose Beds with New Contracts,” I cannot believe that the Department of Human Services is forcing Maui’s two homeless shelters to accept fewer people, especially no families. How can this fit into the state’s overall ...

Gov. David Ige should wave foolish regulation

Your front-page story on Jan. 21 focused on the loss of bed space at Maui homeless shelters. The Family Life Center, due to mandates from the state Department of Human Services, will have to reduce its number of beds from 50 to 18 and discontinue shelter services for families and men. This will ...

Hawaii’s native birds protect forests, watersheds and people

When someone relinquished a bull python snake last week under the state Department of Agriculture’s amnesty program, it again highlighted how species like snakes can further imperil Hawaii’s already critically endangered forest and seabirds. The populations of several species are so low ...

Worst coaching decision of the year

I see that perennial Division I sports powerhouse Baldwin High School recently defeated Division II St. Anthony girls varsity soccer 17-0. A victory of this magnitude has got to make the players, coaching staff and athletic department as a whole extremely proud. Having already won the ...

Special interests target E.K. Fernandez Shows

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing after 146 years because of abusive and bogus litigation. In 2000, they became the target of a coordinated legal assault by animal rights groups. Ringling prevailed in court, but the frivolous, unreasonable and groundless lawsuit ...

Real sleeping giant is now awake and alert

Words cannot adequately express how grateful I am and how lucky I feel, having made Maui and Hawaii my home 13 years ago. I have seen Maui embrace some newcomers, but squeeze the life out of some others. I have tried every day, as President Kennedy might have said, to ask not what Maui can do ...

Unity preferred to hate and division

Unity is so beautiful compared to hate, division and strife. We the people sent the Hawaii Legislature a message that we do not agree with you and according to the Constitution we rule and will not re-elect you if you continue down this degrading path. We are all brothers and sisters, God’s ...

Prominent roadway needs to be resurfaced

Political issues are comparable to the impacts of driving on a bumpy road with some potholes to avoid, like Wainee Street in Lahaina. Hopefully, with Wainee Street, our county officials can make a real difference — right now — for a positive impact. Allocating funds to resurface Wainee ...

Shouldn’t we expect better statistics from union leader?

No one should be surprised that the leader of the Maui teachers would write an article expressing concern about Hawaii teachers’ salaries just as the state Legislature is starting their 2017 session (Viewpoint, Jan. 19). And I agree that teachers in Hawaii are rather seriously underpaid and ...

Trump swears to faithfully execute office of president

Do you, Donald John Trump, solemnly swear that you will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of your ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States? “Da.” David L. Florence Haiku

Compare health plans before choosing one

I found this online: hmsa.com/health-plans/individuals-families/metallic-plans. The URL address is to compare price range by different health insurance plans. Bronze plan to Platinum. Use to compare prices for HMSA. Kaiser Health Insurance has their own website. The URL or website address for ...