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Tired of hearing complaints about HC&S, cane burning

November 4, 2015 To all the handful of people that continue to talk bad about sugar cane burning and HC&S, please stop. I live in Kihei next to sugar cane fields, and I have no problem with the smoke or HC&S. more »»

A step closer to getting big money out of politics

November 3, 2015 Thank you, Maui County Council, under the leadership of Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Victorino, for passing Resolution 15-124 “Requesting Maui County’s Congressional... more »»

What’s the true meaning of ‘Restore America?’

November 3, 2015 As you ponder one of the major Republican slogans for the next campaign, “Restore America” as used by Mr. Trump, et al. more »»

Maui Chamber Orchestra hits sweet notes in opening

November 3, 2015 The Maui Chamber Orchestra has come of age. more »»

Burning safe, more environmentally sound than green harvesting cane

November 1, 2015 The complaints about sugar cane burning were already there when I first arrived at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar in 1984. more »»

Cane burning not practiced for ‘100-plus years’

November 1, 2015 I would like to correct the myth put out by HC&S General Manager Rick Volner in The Maui News (Viewpoint, Sept. 30) stating that cane burning as practiced today has been practiced for “100-plus years. more »»

Climate science or climate politics?

November 1, 2015 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report — AR5, or Fifth Assessment Report — is over 1,500 pages of carefully selected data and assumptions. more »»

Progressive is a code word for communist

November 1, 2015 Watching the Democrats debate, it was striking to see the stark differences between the two parties. As a former Democrat, it was stunning to see how far left the party has gone. more »»

Don’t change Maui, let it change you

November 1, 2015 I bought a condo in Kihei in 2011 because I love Maui: beaches, weather, people, language, sugar cane. I came to be transformed by the island, contributing to its life without imposing my own value. more »»

Burning cane also burns PVC pipe

November 1, 2015 Burning cane also burns the PVC irrigation pipe, releasing dioxin, the most potent synthetic carcinogen ever tested in laboratory animal. more »»

Burning sugar cane not Hawaiian practice

November 1, 2015 The Hawaiians have never burned cane; it’s not a cultural practice. more »»

Blessing at basketball courts was inspiring

November 1, 2015 If you weren’t at Kalama Park in Kihei on Oct. 16 then you missed out. The new basketball courts are grea. more »»

Stop making excuses for killing in society

November 1, 2015 Yes, we all should be concerned with the continued killing in our society. Our country has a long history of being the biggest, most aggressive, best armed insurgent on this planet. more »»

Don’t place blame on usual NRA suspects

November 1, 2015 I just finished reading the Oct. more »»

Rubio, Menendez impede Cuba ties

November 1, 2015 By placing their distorted personal bias in maintaining the Cold War atmosphere of 1950s Cuba with their unwarranted objection to the appointment of eminently qualified Roberta Jacobson, a veteran... more »»

A new partner, a new name for MMMC

November 1, 2015 Since the partnership of Maui Memorial Medical Center with Kaiser Permanente, may I suggest a new name — Kaiser Malulani. more »»

Let us see emails on no-spray zones

November 1, 2015 In 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health made a policy statement on the exposure of children to pesticide. more »»

Parents, it’s time to have that talk

October 30, 2015 Do you remember having “the talk” when you were younger? October is known as “Let’s Talk Month” when parents and caregivers are encouraged to communicate with children and teens about healthy... more »»

Spend locally to support Maui County businesses

October 30, 2015 Reading the headline of The Maui News’ Oct. 18 editorial, “Shop locally, help all of us,” my initial thought was we all know this, but the point needs reinforcement. more »»

Inhaling cane smoke is one of multiple asthma triggers

October 30, 2015 Some people are easily amazed. Like the verbose contributor (Letters, Oct. 18) who appears to extol the virtues of inhaling cane smoke. more »»



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