Opinion

Character and maturity important traits in a mayor

Letters to the Editor

Here is why I support Mike Victorino for mayor. Mike is pro-housing. He understands the terrible impacts the lack of homes causes local families. If you are not rich, this is a tough place to live economically. And the cost of housing is the main factor making Maui unaffordable for working ...

Hirono’s behavior not a way for congresswoman to act

Letters to the Editor

As we know we have a new Supreme Court judge, they go through extreme background checks. But yet, even then several Congress members don’t believe him. But now what happens to his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford? If he was convicted of a crime he loses his standing, honor and job? He ...

Questionable things are still taking place in Hawaii

Letters to the Editor

Decades of corruption and exploitation are adding up. “How long will the wicked triumph? How long, Lord?” (Psalm.) Questionable things are still taking place in Hawaii. For instance, if interveners prevail in Lahaina’s Kahoma Village pending lawsuit, should developers be required to ...

Time to calm things down

Editorial

At this writing, law enforcement officials have confirmed that homemade bombs were sent to the Obamas, Clintons, Democratic donor George Soros, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former CIA Director John Brennan and Cable News Network. What exactly do these folks have in common? The obvious answer is ...

Each of us can help to reverse global warming

Letters to the Editor

Each of us bears responsibility for the catastrophic global warming scientists warn about in the U.N. report (The Maui News, Oct. 8). What to do to make a difference for our planet and all its inhabitants, humans and all other creatures? The two most meaningful actions each person can take ...

Nava has the experience and character to lead

Letters to the Editor

This is in response to the letter titled, “Paltin much better candidate than Nava.” Mr. Rick Nava has dedicated decades to Maui as a community leader and public servant; mentoring and tutoring youths, running a successful small business and has served three terms as president of Rotary ...

Letter writer insults and advances no facts

Letters to the Editor

An Oct. 11 letter to the editor demonstrates, if anything, the KISS method — Keep It Snarling Snappy. The writer calls Sen. Mazie Hirono “brainless” and asked her to stop embarrassing Hawaii. Our senator was duly elected by a majority, “brainless” too? The writer insults and ...

Answer this question before casting your vote

Letters to the Editor

As we get ready to vote, I wonder how we keep voting those in that say they are going to fix our many problems. Some of those running have been in county government for over 25 years, promising to fix water, affordable housing, roads, parks and agriculture. They get voted in based on promises ...

Cochran has the character and tenacity to lead county

Letters to the Editor

Mike Victorino and Alan Arakawa ran out on us when we needed them the most and left Elle Cochran to do their job. So let her continue. She has proved she has the character and tenacity to lead. Twenty-six countries have banned the use of GMOs because they are dangerous to human life and have ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

“You’re the Magic Fish!” Of the many roles I’ve played on stage, the Magic Ulua has brought me an unexpected measure of fame, more gratifying than any award or statuette. Thanks to the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, hundreds of Maui keiki still recognize me as Auntie Ulua, or “that ...

Flying faster, higher, better

Editorial

On Oct. 24, 2003, a British Airways Concorde flying from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to London’s Heathrow Airport made the last commercial flight of a supersonic transport. That flight marked 30 years of service for the SST. Unfortunately, the cost of operating the plane made it a ...

You can live a satisfying life until the age of 120

Letters to the Editor

Why can’t we all live to age 120 while being mostly healthy? I know this sounds hard to believe and many people might just think I’m crazy. Centenarians are people who live past age 100. People seem to live longer and healthier lives based on eating yogurt in Soviet Georgia. Many ...

Do we really have a spending ceiling?

Columns

This week we look at another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health — and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it. As we mentioned in June, Hawaii Constitution Article VII, Sections 8 and 9 limit general fund expenditures by an ...

Hirono is what an elected official can and ought to be

Letters to the Editor

Sen. Maize Hirono’s recent remark, “Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change,” sure lit up some Maui boys. In recent letters to the editor, they've called Hirono names, attacked her character, accused her of man-hating and claimed she disgraced all of Hawaii. On the ...

State deputy sheriff moving on to DLNR

Letters to the Editor

There is time when forces meet. Old dude trying to regain law enforcement glory with a finely tuned man. I spent four-plus years with such a man. Marcus “Fig” Figgeroa. He is a state deputy sheriff moving on to DLNR. He carried my old 46-year old body to the sheriff’s finish on our ...