Letters to the Editor

Begin day in prayer for young people and others

Shalom, peace be in our world today! Be anxious for nothing! Let’s be honest. Begin our day in prayer for our young people and all others sincerely trusting in our Almighty Lord. Feel the joy as we overcome past hurts and are deeply forgiven to endure our daily challenges. Peace be with ...

Loose dogs compromise enjoyment of beach

Baldwin Beach can be a wonderful place to take a walk in the morning. I go for the beach, the views, and nature. I don’t go to be rushed, jumped on or barked at by dogs who are unleashed and which have not been trained to obey commands. People who do not leash their canines (as the law ...

Question about recent U.K. terrorist attack

Question: Do we need to experience a terrorist attack on U.S. soil like what has just happened to Great Britain to finally get the “bleeding liberals” to shut up on this topic? Just curious. David P. Ward Lahaina

Golf course an important part of the community

Although I am not a golfer I feel strongly that the means should be found to keep the county course open. Our annual budgets now approach $700 million. The deficit for the course is about $3 million. Surely, if the golfers would be willing to pay somewhat higher fees, the county could find ...

Contestant displayed integrity and humility

Spring break gives me a chance to chip away at my to-do list. First item, thank Maui chef Sheldon Simeon for the poise and grace he has shown during the reality TV show “Top Chef.” Sheldon competed twice and each time made it into the semifinals with amazing cooking. What impressed me ...

Chicken Little story raises question about hysteria

In a March 16 letter to the editor, the author states, in referring to Chicken Little, “She has proven herself to have been quite a prolific progenitor as there are millions of people who, as she did, believe that the sky is falling.” The Chicken Little story was part of the oral folk ...

Climate change denier quotes Chicken Little

Apparently trying to be cute, another climate change denier quoted Chicken Little as the basis for his disbelief in climate science (Letters, March 16). In this case, the writer refers to past beliefs in a flat Earth and an impending ice age in 1979 to deny the validity of the current and best ...

Travel ban is too general and vague

If you fly or don’t fly to Hawaii, you still pay. Airlines will charge you a hefty fine for canceling flights. Each airline pays taxes to Hawaii if you visit or not. The boycott is your choice. I am not worried about terrorists in Hawaii. I worry about terrorists that are local, born and ...

Are events surrounding ruling pure coincidence?

Following up my earlier letter sharply critical of Hawaii AG Doug Chin’s suit to block President Trump’s second attempt to keep unvettable citizens from six countries blocked from entering the United States: Well, well, well! By pure coincidence ex-President, now community organizer ...

Demand that the state open Haleakala Trail

The people of Hawaii have owned the Haleakala Trail, which goes from the top of Olinda Road through Haleakala National Park to Kaupo, since the trial of April 2015. The state says: “No money. No can open the trail.” With your help, “Yes we can.” Please contact the governor at ...

Stop mayor’s attempt to close Waiehu golf course

I, like all readers who have an interest in outdoor activities, urge people to contact the mayor to let him know they don’t support his attempt to close Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. The golf course is used by a variety of residents and is the only golf course on the island that allows ...

Strike by college basketball athletes could send message

In the spirit of capitalism, commercialism, morality and ethics, I suggest the following: On the day, next year, when the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is about to begin, the athletes call a strike. It is now ridiculous, exploitative, obscene and almost criminal the way billions ...

Delay of flood-control plan is height of incompetence

Wow, just finished reading the March 19 edition. Guess I can’t be shocked anymore about how the incompetent bureaucracy can take 10 years to draft a flood control plan for South Kihei Road. Am I the only one? This is the height of incompetence and I can’t believe the good citizens of Kihei ...

Letters to the Editor

Reasons for not lending support to Donald Trump I admit it. I’m one of those whining, crying Democrats who cannot support Donald Trump as our president. I apologize to all you Trump supporters who so graciously accepted and supported Barack Obama as your president during his two terms; ...

Getting out of the rough is possible

Last week, like many of you, I learned that the Mayor’s Office was proposing the closure of Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. While I appreciate the financial challenges that the county is facing and understand that the current golf course operations are running a $3 million deficit, I’m ...

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White House website displays lack of balance Somehow I managed to get on the whitehouse.gov email list — possibly as a result of adding my name to a petition. Now I get daily emails from the White House. They are blatantly self-serving to an alarming extent. I expect for politicians to say ...

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Post-election complaints have long history in U.S. The cacophony surrounding the election of Donald Trump is no anomaly in American political history. The First Amendment, although not absolute, does guarantee both the right to assemble peaceably and freedom of speech to all. That said, voter ...

Teachers suspect stalling tactics by the state’s current negotiators

Gov. David Ige has talked a good line about his commitment to improving education, but when it has come to teacher contract negotiations his current stance appears to be “talk to the hand.” The state’s chief negotiator and the Board of Education chairperson, key members of the state ...

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River rocks can pose danger in raging storm Many indigenous people cling to beliefs that are centuries old. Those beliefs do not become extinct because of conversion to Christian religions. Mayor Arakawa’s contention that Christians do not believe in having false gods may be true for some ...