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Constitution limits powers of the national government

April 14, 2016 How appropriate that a letter claiming James Madison called for a “democratic republic” in Federalist 39 and that mandatory voting was within the bounds of the Constitution was published on April... more »»

Fuel exhaustion on an aircraft shouldn’t happen

April 14, 2016 Just how much fuel did United flight 724 have remaining after it returned to Honolulu April 3 on its flight to SFO? Federal Air Regulations, Part 121, promulgates fuel requirements that eliminate th... more »»

Volunteers sought for mosquito control

April 14, 2016 The recent cases of dengue and possibly Zika on Maui caused some concern that these infectious diseases that are spread by mosquitoes might become locally transmitted and result in an outbreak. more »»

Ron Youngblood and his column will be missed

April 13, 2016 I was saddened to read about the passing of Ron Youngblood. His column, “Maui Nei,” was my highlight of each Thursday’s Maui News. more »»

Trying to get a handle on Democratic Party choices

April 13, 2016 Help me out here, I’m just trying to get a handle on the choices running on the Democratic ticket for presidency. more »»

Uphold Godly principles and values in our state

April 13, 2016 Stop the violence against women and girls. Over 200 interviews with women from around the world talked about their lives with humor, wisdom, pain and passion. more »»

Dispensary choice reflects plantation mentality

April 13, 2016 Having now driven around Washington state and seen the plethora of class dispensaries across the state, I reclaim my certainty that the process of dispensary “selection” in Hawaii is nothing short o... more »»

The sharing economy — farming in the 21st century

April 13, 2016 Agriculture is in the news a lot these days. The last big plantation is in the process of transitioning into a new model. more »»

Consider a property tax system that makes sense

April 12, 2016 There is no reality between the value of a piece of real estate and the ability to fund Maui County government through property tax. Purely a convenient illusion. more »»

Council should cut to the chase, go for communism

April 12, 2016 Once again I see in the news that the County Council wants to further pursue a county manager type of government. more »»

Don’t kill praying mantises; they are beneficial species

April 12, 2016 I guess a lot of parents stopped explaining nature to their keiki years ago, since “nature ignorance” seems to rage on Maui in light of the progress and development corruption mentality — i.e. more »»

State makes no sense when it comes to shark incident

April 12, 2016 I just got stopped from paddling out at Olowalu into some really nice waves by DLNR officers due to a pretty minor shark incident March 31. This state makes no sense. Cane smoke — no problem. more »»

How much marijuana is OK for driving?

April 12, 2016 How much marijuana is OK for driving (The Maui News, March 29)? A puzzling question, or is it me? The Associated Press article clearly states — The National Institute on Drug Abuse has been studyin... more »»

Climate change letter contained logical fallacies

April 12, 2016 Great April Fool’s joke from a letter writer. Had his letter been serious, and not an April fool’s joke, then it surely would not have contained any logical fallacie. more »»

Many uninformed about presidential candidates

April 12, 2016 One could describe the presidential candidates in these terms: Bernie Sanders is most free and wise. In fact, he can spontaneously and intuitively choose what is best for the mos. more »»

Truth about Hawaii’s education system

April 10, 2016 A March 27 letter writer stated that “Hawaii has the worst education system in the country, the lowest graduation rate, and many schools look like fourth world. more »»

Community Land Trust housing crucial for families

April 10, 2016 Community Land Trust housing is crucial for families wanting to afford to live in Hawaii while providing security for future generations. Hundreds of families are in need of housing. more »»

Politician claims to have delivered when he has not

April 10, 2016 I read with disappointment but not surprise the article about the Kihei high school in the March 27 Maui News (“Legislator wants to ax Kihei high school in favor of West Oahu facility”). more »»

Problems with politics and use of marijuana

April 10, 2016 There is little good left to say about American politics and so also Americans. Why? Because “we the people” vote for those that screw things up. more »»

Train track area could be used for something good

April 10, 2016 Looks like the Sugar Cane Train won’t be returning. Now is the time for the county to use that area where the train tracks are for something good. more »»



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