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Solutions to climate change menace political

March 25, 2014 In the words of the National Association for the Advancement of Science, in its just issued report, “What We Know: the Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change”: “Climate scientists agree:... more »»

Hump of badly patched potholes a traffic obstacle

March 25, 2014 What’s up with the road hump filled with badly patched potholes in the northbound lane of South Kihei Road fronting the Maui Sunset condos? It’s been there so long that traffic knows how to avoid it... more »»

Return to basic principles needed to revive GOP

March 24, 2014 It is my hope that Pat Saiki can revive the Republican Party in Hawaii. more »»

Raising minimum wage would hurt workers

March 24, 2014 Raising the minimum wage is a horrible idea. The minimum wage law is not an employment law, it is an unemployment law. Employers hire people because of a marginal productivity of labor. more »»

Passage of bill is critical to hospital’s future

March 24, 2014 As you may know, the state Senate is discussing SB 3064, which would allow public-private partnership for Hawaii state hospitals, including Maui Memorial Medical Center. more »»

Can areas that want to go leave Russia as well?

March 23, 2014 Apparently President Vladimir Putin sanctions the ability of ethnic background areas adjacent to the Russian Federation to come and go as they please, regardless of present affiliation. more »»

Roadway improvement obligations are not being hidden from property owners

March 22, 2014 This is a response to the March 2 Viewpoint, “Liens need to be removed,” regarding deferral agreements on certain properties in Maui County. more »»

Law regarding corporations needs clarification

March 22, 2014 When a lower court found in favor of classifying a corporation as a person, I was shocked. However, I believed that the Supreme Court would rectify the error but it has failed to do so. more »»

Judges, lawyers, police starring in reality farce

March 22, 2014 Maui lady arrested for mail theft, multiple counts (The Maui News, March 17). She has 19 felony convictions plus 15 misdemeanor convictions. more »»

Natalie Cole concert included disappointments

March 21, 2014 My neighbor and I attended the Natalie Cole concert. It is always fun to go to these functions and hear such great talent. more »»

Awaiting updates on proposed underwater cable

March 21, 2014 Has anyone heard more about the Public Utilities Commission’s decision on whether to ask for formal bids on the underwater electrical cable between Oahu and Maui? There seemed to be a lot of talk... more »»

Workers get no help from unions in class struggle

March 21, 2014 Whether people want to acknowledge it or not, everything is becoming a class struggle. Hawaii is no longer Hawaii, it is becoming a free-for-all for outside exploiters and oppressors. more »»

Divert defense spending to meet domestic needs

March 21, 2014 A March 18 Maui News editorial urged larger military spending to maintain world domination and a image of strength and dependability. more »»

State lawmakers should follow president’s example

March 20, 2014 In his sixth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama challenged Congress and private businesses to “give America a raise” after promising federally contracted workers a $10.10 minimum wage. more »»

EPA should put hold on Monsanto chemicals

March 20, 2014 Regarding the front-page article “Monsanto submits report for ‘transparency’” (The Maui News, March 14), Monsanto listed atrazine as one of the herbicides it uses here on Maui and on Molokai. more »»

Corrupt politicians enable Mainland oppressors

March 20, 2014 How in the world did Monsanto manage getting into Hawaii in the first place? I wonder who got paid off to approve it with no questions asked? How many more people in politics are getting kickbacks... more »»

Tropical fish population on Maui is being depleted

March 20, 2014 I am an avid snorkeler. When I first came to Hawaii in 1982, you could approach a reef from any of Maui’s shores and see bright yellow fish moving about. more »»

Virtual currency is already being used in Hawaii

March 19, 2014 A March 16 letter writer wondered about the creation of a local “virtual currency,” suggesting the names “mauicoin” and “alohacoin.” I am happy to report that the currency has already been invented. more »»

If no green harvesters, then no zoning for homes

March 19, 2014 I’m sure that in this modern world with cars and airplanes that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. can use green cane harvesters. They make them in the USA and they work just fine. more »»

Even-handed reporting needed on planned cuts

March 19, 2014 The Maui News editorial (March 18) warns we are “Inviting Disaster” (hyperbole in the extreme) with the planned cuts in both the Defense Department’s budget and the number of active-duty military... more »»



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