Opinion

A tale of two crises

Editorial

As the world steps back and watches the saber rattling taking place between North Korea and the United States, it is interesting to note the similarities and the differences between the current crisis and the last time there seemed to be an imminent threat of nuclear war. The 1962 Cuban ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Most students are not true liberals Regarding liberal students and homeless a safety hazard (Letters, April 9): First off, most students are not true liberals or conservatives but follow their parents. As for liberals not using facts, most polls out there say the opposite. Conservatives ...

Maui County Carnival a tax casualty?

Columns

The second annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, has been canceled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed as one reason for the cancellation. In April 2016, E.K. Fernandez Shows brought the carnival to Maui for four days at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. ...

Maui Connections

Columns

For Hawaiians of old, thank-you wasn’t something you said. It was something you did. It wasn’t until folks from elsewhere arrived on island shores that the Hawaiians learned a word for it. That was one of the lessons from kumu hula Hokulani Holt at last weekend’s Celebration of the Arts ...

Learning from JFK

Editorial

“Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” — John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was not yet president when he ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Important time to protect our liberties Now is an extremely important time for Americans to support our institutions that protect our liberties. They have been under a very aggressive attack collectively due to the ideology of the current administration. Checks and balances are very ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: We live directly below the new Kualono subdivision in Pukalani. Are they allowed to do work at night? We hear trucks and earth-moving equipment as late as 8 to 9 p.m. Sometimes, the work starts before 6 in the morning. I get up at 5 a.m. every day to go to work and just need to relax at ...

Input encouraged on financial plan

Columns

The County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, chaired by Council Member Riki Hokama, is anticipated to wrap up discussions with departments this week on the mayor’s proposed $720 million budget. Hokama is expected to present a proposal on April 24 based on input from departmental ...

Resurrection and hope

Editorial

Mark chronicled the event being celebrated by Christians today: “And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.” Easter is synonymous with rebirth. In the Christian tradition, ...

West Maui traffic fiasco is not being addressed

Letters to the Editor

Enough! When will the mayor, County Council, state DOT and west-side legislators address the West Maui traffic fiasco? The mayor wants to close Waiheu Golf Course, a county asset which provides recreation and relaxation for 65,000 people annually. Yet tens of thousands of residents, ...

Liquor Commission action attack on our community

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to The Maui News (March 23) and Mahina Martin, we now know lame-duck Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Maui Liquor Control Commission have not only relaxed the rules and restrictions on selling liquor 24 hours a day, but have ended the cap on the number of hostess bars allowed on Maui. For ...

Let the aloha spirit guide you

Letters to the Editor

What goes around comes around. This works as a natural law all over the world. As a million-mile worldwide flier, it seems to apply even more so here in Hawaii, and even more quickly on Maui. Many of you may have seen that the good you do comes back to you in some form. Likewise, with the bad ...

Good decision on meeting

Editorial

We were pleased to see that the Maui County Liquor Control Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 9 to get testimony from the public on new rules that allow the sale of alcohol 24 hours a day. Opponents of the rules claim that provisions of the state’s Sunshine Law were not ...

Write governor to demand 4-lane road to West Maui

Letters to the Editor

I recently wrote about the unbelievable traffic jam that occurs every afternoon when people are attempting to leave Lahaina for Central Maui. What should normally take five minutes takes an unbelievable 45 minutes to travel from Lahainaluna to Launiupoko. I suggested anyone experiencing this ...

Others quickly fell for phony gas attack in Syria

Letters to the Editor

I see others quickly fell for the phony sarin gas attack in Syria; it must have been done by Assad’s assistants from WTC No. 7. In other news, not one of the 40 random people I asked shopping could properly describe what “false flag attack” even means. All of them over 21 years ...

Priorities made clear by athletic director, principal

Letters to the Editor

Maui High Athletic Director Michael Ban and Principal Jamie Yap are very clear on their priorities: What is best for the school (The Maui News, Sports, April 6). Translation — cover your own back. We always knew that the kids, who are their raison d’etre, were a distant second. Thank ...

Kupuna Caregivers Assistance bill will help

Letters to the Editor

I have worked as a caregiver and I’ve trained caregivers. So I have firsthand experience of the challenges facing families, caregivers and the community as our kupuna age and we struggle to care for them with dignity. Mahalo to our legislators for advancing the Kupuna Caregivers Assistance ...

A deadly anniversary

Editorial

One of the saddest anniversaries in our country’s history will be quietly observed today. One hundred and fifty-six years ago, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate troops ending the first battle of the Civil War. A day earlier, the rebels had opened fire on the fort that sat in the middle ...

Practically everything Trump proposes is bad

Letters to the Editor

In regards to the April 5 letter “Why can’t people give President Trump a chance?”: Every example the writer referenced illustrates just how misinformed one can get from watching Fox News or listening to hate talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, for example). He should take the time to actually do ...