Opinion

Criminal bomb makers on Maui need to be stopped

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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” ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: I heard that the at-home DNA testing kits I see advertised everywhere can test for a person’s susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease. Is that true and how accurate are those results? Christine Spencer, Maui County regional coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s is one of ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Harold’s Inn is gone. For good. Although it’s been closed for decades, I’ve harbored the hope that someone would refurbish and reopen the little open-air diner at the heart of the old Kahului Shopping Center. Last week that dream was demolished, along with three of the center’s ancient, ...

Maui Connections

Columns

At 82, his singing voice is little more than a raspy whisper. He’s the first to admit he doesn’t remember stuff the way he used to. But no matter how often I listen to Kris Kristofferson work through the songbook that has landed him in at least two songwriting halls of fame, I hear ...

Remembering Challenger

Editorial

There are certain dates in our lifetimes that we all remember exactly where we were when momentous events occurred. As a group, they are known as Pearl Harbor moments because all Americans who were alive then knew exactly where they were when that attack by Japan brought the United States ...

Kaiali‘i Kahele has the capability to serve us well

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: The houses across the street from us are very likely using the premises as an illegal short-term vacation rental. They let out like they are letting friends stay there, but I don’t really believe it. No one has that many friends good enough to turn over their home to for free. How are we ...

Lessons from an anniversary

Editorial

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. On Jan. 27, 1945, Russian soldiers marched into the series of concentration camps in Poland that made up the most infamous murder scene in history. The three main camps and the series of subcamps surrounding them were the ...

Cellphone user rightfully removed from audience

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Column was a timely and timeless reminder

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for publishing syndicated columnist Mona Charen’s take on the Gillette razor ad (Opinion, Jan. 20). It is a timely and timeless reminder that “being the best you can be” requires building and maintaining a strong sense of respect for self and for others. Sounds easy but requires ...