Opinion

Beer can holders not environmentally friendly

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to the gang at Maui Brewing Co. for literally putting Maui on the map of world-class microbreweries. I, myself, have taken quite a liking to its Big Swell IPA, which probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those who know me. On the other hand, its packaging, while clever, is ...

Useless referrals the rule at Maui Memorial

Letters to the Editor

All emergency department patients at the “Kaiser” Maui Memorial emergency department should be warned. If they are not Kaiser patients they should question the attending physician carefully about any referral. They will preferentially refer you to a Kaiser physician or specialist, even if ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

“I ain’t dead yet. Don’t be putting me in the coffin already.” — Willie K Since Willie K’s bout with lung cancer became public, he and his family have been inundated with calls and messages expressing shock and sorrow. While the legendary entertainer sincerely appreciates the ...

How much does a crosswalk cost?

Columns

Most of us are familiar with crosswalks and traffic signals. We pass a few of them every day. We might get stopped by a red light at one of them. But have we ever stopped to think how much one of these things costs? One of the bills introduced in the current legislative session, Senate Bill ...

‘How do I love thee?’

Editorial

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw a couple of years ago had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lotharios. First off, no matter what the setting, it is never a good idea to tell your new bride that you like her almost as much as bacon. The ...

Let’s make it our job to modernize Maui Nui

Letters to the Editor

In response to Maui County Council Chair Mike White’s comments about Maui’s dire cesspool situation (“Chair’s 3 Minutes,” Jan. 28), I would like to point out that it is our County Council that has continued to irresponsibly permit building without wastewater infrastructure. There ...

May we all be the best we can be

Letters to the Editor

People operate at different levels. In the ideal society (see mauitopia.org), we will want to all strive to do things at the highest level. People pride themselves on calling Maui no ka oi. Having flown 1.2 million miles worldwide and visited 45 of the world’s 192 countries, yes Maui is as ...

Signs of the times deserve repeating

Letters to the Editor

Two signs seen recently with messages that deserve repeating: “I am Muslim, register me. I am Mexican, deport me. I am African American, imprison me. I am LGBTQ+, refuse to serve me. I am poor, blame me. I am elderly, privatize me. I am a woman, defund me. I am homeless, ignore me. I am ...

Charging residents to fish is insane

Letters to the Editor

A lot of us live and work in Hawaii. We don’t fish for a living and to charge someone that fishes only on their days off is insane. Even if it’s just a small fee, it’s the idea. It needs to be stopped now! Next thing we will be charged for taking a sun tan on the beach. Isn’t federal ...

Maui Connections

Columns

Nostalgia was the theme last Saturday night, which explains why there were more go-go boots, gold chains, dancers on roller skates and tie-dye in all shapes and sizes than you normally see at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The occasion was Art=MIXX, one of the free, multimedia happenings ...

A big phish in a big pond

Editorial

The email was right there in the regular inbox 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 ...

Tune to radio station to confirm validity of alert

Letters to the Editor

During the recent missile alert I did what everyone is advised to do for any alert, tune to your local radio station. Since we were about to go somewhere I was already sitting in my car. I turned on the radio: station 1, music; station 2, music; station 3 music; station 4 mindless banter. ...

Patriotism on the cheap

Columns

For the first two centuries of U.S. history — while Americans were proudly winning a war for independence, founding a nation, abolishing slavery, settling a continent and winning two world wars — the patriot was that admirable fellow citizen willing to sacrifice his own individual ...

Author advocates buffer zones, pesticide disclosure

Letters to the Editor

Mahalo to Anna Lappe, the author of “Diet for a Hot Planet,” for speaking to Hawai‘i Public Radio in support of buffer zones, pesticide disclosure and better local food systems. Chemical companies like Monsanto and Syngenta pose as “farmers” and try to make us believe that we need ...

Seems criminal that fares between islands are so high

Letters to the Editor

A recent midday round-trip coach fare on Hawaiian Airlines was priced at approximately $180. I just read that Hawaiian Airlines earned $364 million in 2017. It seems criminal to me that interisland fares are so high. Southwest Airlines, hurry to Hawaii. Michael K. Nye Maui Meadows

Outrageous prices for interisland flights

Letters to the Editor

How long will Hawaiian Airlines continue to gouge the flying public trying to fly interisland? Ever since Island Air went out of business, the greed at Hawaiian Airlines has been overwhelming! The prices vary from $69 one way from Maui to Honolulu and rise all the way up to $199! Hawaiian ...

Obama was polished but not dignified

Letters to the Editor

To the Jan. 30 letter writer asking me to provide some proof of the narcissist race-hustling “Barry Boy” (Letters, Jan. 17), I am sorry, I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in ...

Ask the Mayor

Columns

Q: I am writing about the restrooms at Kokua Pool still being closed. Using the portable toilets is getting old, and portable toilets are not a proper changing room. When will something be done to get them reopened? A: I have good news. I have received word from our parks department that ...

Keeping Maui County safe is the council’s top priority

Columns

The County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee recommended passage of a bill to fund the removal of eucalyptus trees on the county-owned right of way on Piiholo Road in Upcountry this past week. The committee reviewed two options from the Department of Public Works. The first proposed ...