Opinion

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: I was just diagnosed with cancer. What are the most important things that I can do, right now, to help me through this? Dr. Derrick Beech, surgical oncologist: A diagnosis of cancer presents a life-changing moment for patients, their friends and family. As a surgical oncologist with more ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Public Service Announcement: Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! You procrastinators and unsentimental types still have time to scare up a last-minute gift or card for your significant other. Do NOT try to get away with “But honey, every day is Valentine’s Day when I’m with you!” My late ...

Maui Connections

Columns

As Maui braced for big winds, big waves, snow on Haleakala and other extreme evidence of global warming, we were having a more benign time in the islands watching a DVD of “Lilo and Stitch” with our granddaughters here in Tucson, Ariz. True, this bit of Disney animation is older than all ...

A Valentine’s Day thought

Editorial

Well, Thursday is Valentine’s Day and we’d like to share a thought or two. For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year.” Yeah, ...

Build artificial reefs to prevent coastal erosion

Letters to the Editor

I went to a presentation by Michael Foley, a coastal engineer, about preventing coastal erosion and I think we should say yes to protect our beaches from erosion by building artificial reefs. Eighty percent of Maui’s beaches are eroding and we need to do something before we lose most of our ...

Undereducated white men approve of Trump

Letters to the Editor

The news media speak of white undereducated men who continue to hold firm in their approval of Trump. It seems that slightly upward of one-third of the respondents queried throughout the country, including all demographics, educational levels, etc., remain Trump supporters. For those who ...

Reinstate arts and crafts fairs under Banyan Tree

Letters to the Editor

I was very disappointed to find that there are currently no weekend art displays by the Lahaina Arts Society and others under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. I understand that there has been a dispute about eligibility criteria for participating in these events. I believe that locally produced ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: How can we prolong the stoplight heading to Kahului Airport at Kuihelani Highway and South Puunene Avenue? When we drive toward the intersection, cars tend to take up a lot of space in the right lane because they’re all turning right to get onto Puunene Avenue. By the time we reach the ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

Here’s something I’ve noticed about a common dialogue that occurs when folks start talking to each other around here. When you go to some social gathering and you start chatting with someone, the question will almost inevitably arise: Where do you live? Answers vary. Haiku, town, ...

Unshackle Maui taxis to help them compete

Columns

In the wake of the state announcing that ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft can now pick up customers at Kahului and Kapalua airports, Maui airport taxi drivers are expressing frustration that such companies will essentially be operating as taxis while not having to meet the same legal ...

A big phish in a big pond

Editorial

The email was right there in the regular in-box on the computer. The program had not flagged it as spam. It was innocuous looking. It read: “Card Security Notification Email “Dear Customer, “The security of your account is very important to us. Please follow the reference below to ...

Make Piilani Highway a ‘Complete Street’

Letters to the Editor

In my two terms as state Representative for South Maui, one of my main accomplishments was the adoption of the Complete Streets law for our state. This law required all modes of transportation be included in all new roads: walking, biking, transit and auto. The recent visit by a ...

Public roads on Mahi Pono lands open to all citizens

Letters to the Editor

The following County of Maui-owned roads cross land formerly owned by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. and now owned by Mahi Pono: Kihei-Makawao Road, Waiko (Waikapu) Road, Paia Mill Road, Spreckelsville Road, Sunnyside Road and portion of Kala Road. My reference is the Appraisal of July ...

KCA on alert to testify in support of student safety

Letters to the Editor

Two unrelated but prominent current concerns of the South Maui community are serendipitously related by their very close physical proximity and expected action this month by the state Land Use Commission (LUC). With no official announcement nor agenda, which offers a week’s notice before a ...

Move away from animal agriculture, not toward it

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the excellent article about Mahi Pono’s interest in creating sustainable agricultural opportunities on Maui (The Maui News, Feb. 1). If the Mahi Pono folks truly want to be responsible stewards of the land, they should nix their plans to develop cattle grazing and ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: I’m a mom of three young and active boys and just moved Upcountry. Since I’m now closer to Kula Hospital than Maui Memorial, can I go to the Kula ER for cuts and stitches and X-rays, or do I still need to drive to the Maui Memorial ER? Rachel Corah, Manager, Kula Hospital Emergency ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

I had that dream again, the recurring nightmare familiar to every actor I know. Folks who’ve never graced a stage may not empathize, but I’m sure they experience similar ordeals apropos to their professions. In my version, I’m usually backstage at the Baldwin High School auditorium, as ...

Maui Connections

Columns

Of all the things I’m missing by being away from Maui so long, Sunday’s “Big Game” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is at the top of the list. Not the game itself. I mean, what game? This wasn’t a case of the commercials being better than the game — they just provided ...

Democrats’ radicalism problem

Columns

President Trump is deeply unpopular. According to RealClearPolitics, his favorability ratings now stand at just 41 percent — near-historic lows. This means that Democrats have the upper hand heading into 2020. All they have to do is not be radically insane. And they just can’t do ...