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‘Tiny house’ movement can help reduce homelessness

April 6, 2016 Hawaii has had a history of being unfriendly to the new “tiny house” movement, choosing instead to support the big builders rather than people who need affordable housing. more »»

Moped operator was texting and driving

April 5, 2016 It’s true. What is seen cannot be unseen! I was driving through Kahului the other day when a young lad passed me on the right shoulder while driving a moped. more »»

100 percent renewable energy is a real fantasy

April 5, 2016 Mayor Alan Arakawa’s article (March 18) on the possibility of 100 percent renewable energy refers to the town of Georgetown, Texas, which supposedly has achieved that goal. more »»

The Earth is a an old golf ball

April 5, 2016 The Earth or globe is an old golf ball. In the center is a core of hot lava, surrounded by layers and layers of liquids, solids and gas. Offshore drilling for oil. Mining iron and other materials. more »»

Self-funded candidate also a political outsider

April 5, 2016 Like or hate Donald Trump, he’s a political outsider to our government in Washington, D.C. He wants to shake things up. more »»

A vote for Regan will be a vote for the future

April 5, 2016 My family knows full well how difficult it is to be in politics because my grandfather, the late Robert Shimada, was a member of the Board of Supervisors in the 1950s, and my granduncle, the late... more »»

Victims compensated in accordance with state law

April 5, 2016 I am amazed at the audacity of the request of county employee survivors of the 2014 plane crash (The Maui News, March 19). more »»

‘Affordable’ is one thing, livable and safe is another

April 5, 2016 There is a significant shortage of affordable housing on Maui. I feel housing, like food, health care and safety, is a basic which should be provided to all citizens in a civilized society. more »»

County needs to maintain, expand agricultural base

April 5, 2016 Maui County needs to maintain and expand its agricultural and farming base. more »»

April 7 is deadline to testify on toxic chemical proposal

April 3, 2016 April 7 is the deadline for submitting testimony for the proposed joint Department of Land and Natural Resources/Department of Fish and Wildlife proposal to aerial spray and bait trap a combination... more »»

Rule misapplied in regards to playing music at airport

April 3, 2016 Policies and rules need to be revised when circumstances change or when their original wording is later seen to be unfair or too broad. This includes the Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR 19-26. more »»

Facts support Viewpoint about HC&S’ ametryn use

April 3, 2016 The letter (March 20) responding to my Viewpoint (March 10) voices several opinions that the reader can match against facts. more »»

Security, safety must be put ahead of phone privacy

April 3, 2016 Once again we are reading and hearing of the deadly and horrifying attacks in Brussel. more »»

Scientific evidence can’t change some viewpoints

April 1, 2016 I researched the assertions that the writer of the March 20 letter made in “No proof of allegations about climate change. more »»

Maui taxes now paying for sports complex operations

April 1, 2016 Tax burdens on Maui citizens to operate the state’s Central Maui Sports Complex project have started. more »»

Castro did not greet Obama on his arrival

April 1, 2016 I read that upon arrival in Cuba, the socialist communist dictator President Raul Castro did not personally greet President Barack Obama. more »»

U.S. founded on sometimes competing concepts

April 1, 2016 Here we go again. Contrary to a March 17 letter, the United States was founded on the sometimes competing concepts of liberty and democratic self-governance. more »»

Changes, if adopted, would improve the work of our county government

March 31, 2016 As a member of Maui’s Special Committee on County Governance, it has been an interesting task to research options that could replace Maui’s existing mayor/council configuration with a... more »»

Progressive taxation an absolute necessity

March 31, 2016 Maui’s property tax regime is regressive and destructive. more »»

Cane burning needs to stop today, not tomorrow

March 31, 2016 A cane burning dirty bomb went off this morning (March 21), and the smoke smell here in Kula is the worst I’ve experienced. The sun is completely obliterate. more »»

 
 
 

 

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